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Hardworking Aussie mum yells ‘I can quit my job’ after winning $40 million Powerball prize

A hardworking Aussie mum says she’ll finally be able to quit her job after claiming $40 million in last night’s Powerball draw.

The winner, from Echuca, held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1394 on Thursday, 2 February, and took home the entire $40 million jackpot.

The $40 million win is also the largest division one prize won across any Australian lotteries game in 2023.

Pictured, a Lotto newsagency worker. A Victorian woman has collected more than $40million in Lotto prizes after buying a ticket online 

The winning player confessed she was completely shocked by her new multi-millionaire status.

‘Oh my god! Oh my god! I can’t believe it. I thought it was a scam!’ she exclaimed.

‘This just doesn’t feel real. How do I know if this is real?!

‘I’m so nervous, I feel really bizarre. My whole body has gone numb!

‘My husband and I couldn’t sleep at all last night. We were pacing back and forth.


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‘I’m at work right now, and that’s why it took a little longer for me to answer my phone.

‘This is really going to take some time to sink in. It won’t feel real until the money is in my bank account.

‘My husband and I have these goals in place and were wondering how we were going to achieve them, but now we don’t have to worry anymore!

‘I can’t believe this is happening!’

She now plans to quit her job and spend more time with family after the massive win. 

‘My god, I can quit my job!’ she joyfully yelled.

‘I can take some time off to spend with my family.

‘We will be able to pay off the mortgage completely and set ourselves up for the future.

‘We want this win to go a long way. We want to leave a legacy for our family for years to come!

‘This means everything to me. Thank you so much.’

The winning PowerHit entry was purchased online.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1394 on Thursday, 2 February 2023 were 7, 35, 31, 2, 24, 21 and 15. The all-important Powerball number was 18.


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