Powerball: Last-minute decision helps woman win $50m prize

·News Reporter
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A mum from Sydney's east has claimed $50 million after winning Thursday night's Powerball draw.

The mum was the only division one winning entry and matched all the winning numbers 18, 30, 16, 29, 6, 33 and 35 along with the Powerball which was 4.

She said she almost didn't buy a Powerball entry either which she purchased from CTC Eastern in Maroubra.

"The weather has been absolutely crap and so I wasn’t even going to buy a ticket because I didn’t want to go out. I also thought there’s no way I would be the winner," she said.

"But at the last minute, I had to duck out so I thought I would try my luck.

"Then yesterday (Sunday) I checked the winning numbers because I heard someone had won from the outlet I bought a ticket at."

Powerball balls are pictured and people are seen celebrating with champagne glasses.
A Sydney mum has claimed the division one $50 million Powerball prize. Source: The Lott/ Getty Images (file pic)

The mum said she "couldn't believe it" when she discovered her win and she and her husband were now "in a state of shock".

"It’s thrown everything upside down in the best possible way. It’s a dream come true," she said.

"There’s no way I will sleep until I see the money in my bank account. Even then, I don’t think I will sleep! This is far too exciting.

"We are still trying to get our heads around it. It’s so hard to comprehend that we’re multi-millionaires.

"It’s going to drastically change our lives. It’s crazy, completely crazy.”

Mum reveals plans for huge lotto win

As for what the mum plans to do with the winnings she said she wants to look after her family first before a few "shopping sprees".

"I love shopping, so I can’t wait," she said.

"And we might get a new house too, who knows."

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