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Woman from Sydney Wins $60m Australian Powerball Jackpot

A woman in her 20s has been revealed as the winner of the Australian Powerball jackpot won in the September 17 draw.

The lucky winner has asked to remain anonymous, but we do know that she comes from New South Wales. It was a fantastically lucky Australian Powerball draw for the winner. Not only did she win the jackpot but also had 19 Division Two wins, taking her total prize to $60,683,656.95.

Are you Joking?

The lottery company knew who the jackpot winner was but contacting her wasn’t that easy. Numerous calls went through to her answer machine but finally she picked up her phone. When finally told the amazing news, she asked ‘Are you joking, Are you sure about this? Oh my god, this is insane.”

As the realisation that this was no joke set in, the lucky Australian Powerball winner began to cry. She revealed that it was her husband who had bought the winning ticket online “There’s no way he’s going to believe me,” she joked.

What do you do with $60m!

The still shocked winner said she was finding the news “overwhelming” and was “shaking like a leaf.” What will she do with her Australian Powerball windfall? The lucky player admitted that “I’ve never thought about what I’d do with $60m!” It didn’t take her long to start thinking of ways her winnings could be used though. Paying off her debts is her main aim, as well as helping her parents and children. A new house and holidays abroad are also on what is likely to become a lengthy shopping list.

Her win shows that choosing low numbers can sometimes pay off. The winning numbers in the September 17 draw were: 03-04-05-07-11-19-28 and the Powerball number 06. Her success is the ninth Australian Powerball division one seen in Australia this year.

Those jackpot wins have seen over $360m distributed to delighted winners. New South Wales is proving to be an incredibly lucky state to buy tickets in with this being the fourth success. Three jackpot winning tickets have been won by players in Queensland with the other two jackpot wins coming in Victoria.

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