Powerball jackpot winners: Australian battlers share big plans for huge Lotto prize


Aussie battlers claim $4million Lotto prize – and reveal their huge plan for the money: ‘We’ve had butterflies ever since!’

  • Couple from the Hills Shire won $4,662,065 in Powerball draw 1358 last week
  • New multi-millionaires plan to spend money on paying bills and supporting kids
  • Winning entry was purchased at Quakers Hill Newsagency in northwest Sydney

A couple from The Hills Shire who suspected they held the $4 million winning Powerball entry purchased in Quakers Hill confirmed their hunch today, revealing themselves to be Australia’s newest multi-millionaires.

There was only one division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1358, drawn 26 May 2022 which takes home $4,662,065.18. 

‘I need to put my reading glasses on. I need to make sure this is real!’ the winning woman told The Lott on Monday. 

‘This is amazing. We found out the other night and we’ve had butterflies ever since!

A couple from The Hills Shire who suspected they held the $4 million winning Powerball entry purchased in Quakers Hill confirmed their hunch today (stock image)

The couple said they were going to use their newly-acquired millions to pay their bills, support their kids and use to save for their retirement

The couple said they were going to use their newly-acquired millions to pay their bills, support their kids and use to save for their retirement 

‘My husband heard someone from Quakers Hill had won Powerball. We regularly buy our tickets from Quakers Hill, so he started to think it could be us.

‘He waited until I got home that night so we could check the ticket together. He really thought we’d won and then he convinced me of it, too!

‘Once we realised it was true, it was mind-blowing!

‘I still feel so nervous right now. It’s a weird feeling! It just doesn’t feel real.

‘Until we see the funds in our bank account, I don’t think we’re going to believe it. This is a life-changing amount to win!

‘We’re going to use our prize to pay our bills and help our kids. The rest we want to save for our retirement so we can enjoy ourselves and live it up a little!’

The New South Wales winning entry was purchased at Quakers Hill Newsagency on Douglas Road, in the suburb 40km northwest of Sydney’s CBD. 

The New South Wales winning entry was purchased at Quakers Hill Newsagency on Douglas Road, in the suburb 40km northwest of Sydney's CBD

The New South Wales winning entry was purchased at Quakers Hill Newsagency on Douglas Road, in the suburb 40km northwest of Sydney’s CBD

Quakers Hill Newsagency owner Sumit Kumar said he was glad the winning couple had discovered the exciting news.

‘I was thrilled when I found out we’d sold division one in Powerball!’ he said.

‘It was such a fantastic moment for us. Everyone’s been so excited and checking their tickets, hoping they’re the winner.

‘It’s great to know the winners have now been united with their prize. We’re so happy them. We hope the win makes all their dreams come true!’

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1358 last Thursday were 16, 19, 21, 33, 25, 13, and 10. The Powerball number was 18.

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