A retired Eaglehawk woman has collected a whopping $6 million in Thursday night’s Powerball draw.
The woman said the phone call from a Tatts official confirming her win was the best of her life.
“It’s just unreal; I keep thinking to myself ‘did it really happen?’,” she said.
“I checked the numbers online last night and when I checked all of them off I couldn’t believe it.
“I woke up my hubby who was asleep in bed and said to him ‘There has been one Powerball winner and I think I am it’.
“He didn’t believe me because he was still half asleep.”
The winner said she planned to pay off the house and help our her kids with her win, as well as take a trip to Canada to see the snow.
She said her husband also hoped to buy boat, and she wanted to spend some of her winnings on craft.
The winner bought her 12-game entry – the only winning entry in division one in the draw – from Eaglehawk Newsagency.
Owner Leo Trainor said despite having sold three division one-winning entries in the past six years, this week’s was the biggest jackpot they had sold.
“We are as excited as the lucky recipient that we’ve sold a winning entry and are so glad it has gone to a local member of our community,” he said.
The six winning numbers in the draw were 28, 24, 30, 12, 9 and 1, and the Powerball number was 9.