Powerball jackpot winners: Meet the Australians who just won a share of $80million


Aussie battler claims $40million Powerball prize and reveals her incredible plan for the money after being GIFTED the ticket: ‘I’ve barely slept’

  • A Melbourne woman has won $40million from last Thursday’s Powerball jackpot
  • The woman, who expressed her shock over the win, received her ticket as a gift
  • She revealed her plans to share the money with her family and purchase a house

A woman says her and her family’s live have been changed forever after she won last week’s staggering $40million Powerball jackpot. 

The woman, who is from St Albans in Melbourne, took home $40million division one prize after the numbers on her ticket were drawn last Thursday.

She split an $80million jackpot with another player from New South Wales whose numbers were drawn in the other division one entry. 

A woman says her and her family’s live have been changed forever after she won last week’s staggering $40million Powerball jackpot

The woman relayed her shock about the win on Monday morning and how her and her family were still struggling to process receiving $40million. 

‘I’m still shocked. I’ve barely slept since I discovered the win,’ she told The Lott.

‘It’s hard to put the feeling of knowing you’ve won $40 million into words. I don’t think it’s truly hit me yet.

The Melbourne woman revealed that her ticket had actually been a gift and she hadn’t immediately checked the numbers before they were called out last Thursday.

‘When I did check it though, I immediately called out to my family and they were just as shocked as I was,’ she continued.

‘There were definitely plenty of cheers and tears!’

The new multi-millionaire says she will be sharing the money with her family and will be looking to ‘help’ them with it.

She also stated that she will purchase a home and ideally spend the money travelling to Japan and the United States.

‘You always wonder about what you would do if something like this were to happen, and now it has happened, I have no idea what to do!’ she continued.

‘It’s such a blessing, but I need to really sit down and just process it now. It’s life-changing, and I just can’t believe it’s happened to me.’

Her winning QuickPick entry was purchased at Sunshine Marketplace Lotto in Sunshine, Victoria.  

The woman's winning QuickPick entry was purchased at Sunshine Marketplace Lotto in Sunshine, Victoria. Owner Yen Le-Mai (pictured) told The Lott that she felt as if she'd won the $40 million jackpot when she realised one of the winning tickets had been sold at her store

The woman’s winning QuickPick entry was purchased at Sunshine Marketplace Lotto in Sunshine, Victoria. Owner Yen Le-Mai (pictured) told The Lott that she felt as if she’d won the $40 million jackpot when she realised one of the winning tickets had been sold at her store

Owner Yen Le-Mai told The Lott that she felt as if she’d won the $40 million jackpot when she realised one of the winning tickets had been sold at her store.

‘I was oblivious to it until a friend of mine contacted me to congratulate me on selling the winning ticket,’ she said.

‘At that moment, I felt I’d personally won. I was so excited and overwhelmed by the news.

Ms Le-Mai celebrated the news by putting up balloons and decorations in her store and letting customers know about the woman’s win.

‘It’s created such a buzz. All of our customers are so happy for us but are especially happy for their fellow customer who won!’ she added.

Ms Le-Mai said she wanted to wish the winner ‘all the best for the future’ with their prize money.   

The winning numbers of the draw last Thursday were 15, 34, 5, 11, 28, 8, 27. 

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