Lucky Sydneysider wakes up to find she’s $30million richer after scooping Powerball jackpot – but INSISTS on still going to work today despite new multi-millionaire status
Woman from Lane Cove on Sydney’s lower north shore had only division one win Winning numbers in Thursday’s draw were 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19, 25, Powerball is 20They were the only entry to claim the prize and match all eight lucky numbers Officials were unable to reach the winner on Thursday night to let them know
An Australian has woken up to find she’s $30million richer after winning the jackpot in Thursday night’s Powerball draw – but still insisted on going to work on Friday.
The woman from Lane Cove on Sydney’s lower north shore held the only winning division one ticket and initially could not be reached by election officials bearing the good news.
The winning numbers were 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19, 25 and the Powerball is 20.
She missed the calls from the Lott after having an early night and only found out about her win over her cereal and coffee on Friday morning.
The winning numbers from Thursday night’s draw were 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19, 25 and the Powerball is 20. The $30million winner from Lane Cove on Sydney’s lower north shore has still insisted on going to work on Friday
The Sydneysider told officials ‘is this for real?!’ when they finally got through to her, but vowed to ‘power on’ and go to work despite winning the life-changing haul.
‘I’d seen the missed calls and wondered what was going on. Then I’ve just checked the app,’ she said.
‘I can’t believe it!
‘We were just having breakfast and getting ready to go to work. We’ll still go to work today – don’t you worry about that! We’ll power on!’
She admitted to having ‘butterfingers’ after discovering she had won and said she tried to play Powerball every week but had never come close to her haul from Thursday night’s draw.
She said the jackpot would make a ‘massive difference’ to her family but needed to finish her breakfast before deciding how she would spend her winnings.
Earlier, The Lott said their calls to the woman went straight to answering machine.
‘I was ready to confirm Powerball’s newest division one winner straight after the results… I called the number provided, it just rang out and went straight to message bank,’ Matt Hart from The Lott said.
‘If you see a number of missed calls on your phone, you could be the winner we’re trying to contact,’ he said.
‘You may not think it’s possible, but if you purchased an online entry into this week’s Powerball draw that you haven’t checked yet, you’re in with a chance.’
Five entries claimed the division two prize with each lucky winner taking home more than $100,000.
Last month, a western Sydney man was one of two $40million Powerball winners, splitting the division one prize with a grandmother from Campbelltown.
The winner missed calls from the Lott after having an early night and only found out about her win over her cereal and coffee on Friday morning
The Smithfield resident hadn’t even known he held a victorious ticket because one of the digits in the phone number The Lott had for him was incorrect.
‘I didn’t know I’d won,’ the multi-millionaire said at the time.
‘I’d heard there was another Powerball winner they were trying to contact.
‘I even said to my friend, ”we’ll never win, only old people win”.
‘They said you’d been ringing but I didn’t get a call. There was a digit wrong on my mobile number.’
The recipient of the other $40million told The Lott her grandson had predicted she was going to win the Powerball prize.
‘I’m a bit gobsmacked. I’m in shock. I can’t believe it,’ she said.