A Victorian mum has won $50 million in Thursday’s Powerball draw — with a ticket she purchased online at the last minute.
The woman, from Melton, vowed to spend her winnings on her children.
She was the lucky holder of one of the two division one-winning entries in Powerball draw 1420.
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However, her contact details were incorrect, meaning she didn’t realise she was successful until Friday morning.
She received the news while at work and couldn’t contain her excitement.
“I can’t believe this,” she said. “What a dream come true.”
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She told Lotto she had no idea about the win and had just gone to work as normal.
Her colleagues supported her as the news broke, clapping and cheering for her.
The woman told Lotto she had purchased the ticket right before the draw closed
“This is absolutely life-changing,” she said. “This will help me look after my kids.”
“My kids mean the world to me, and I’ll be able to set them up for the future.”
The woman purchased her ticket online via OzLotteries.
The other winner in the draw was a 10-member NSW syndicate, who purchased the ticket in Rosebery.
A Victorian mum and a Sydney syndicate have split $100 million after Thursday’s Powerball draw. Credit: Supplied
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1420 on Thursday 3 August 2023 were 13, 7, 18, 1, 23, 25 and 33. The all-important Powerball number was 7.
Across Australia, there were two division one-winning entries in Powerball draw 1420 — one each in NSW and Victoria.
The Lott’s division one-winning tally has now reached 242 so far in 2023.
In 2022, 22 Powerball division one-winning entries across Australia pocketed more than $764.39 million in prize money.
During this time, Powerball offered a $160 million jackpot — the biggest prize ever offered by any Australian lottery game — that was won by three division one-winning entries.
Of the 22 Powerball division one-winning entries in 2022, 13 landed in NSW, four in Victoria, two each in Queensland and Western Australia, and one in South Australia.
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