Samford mum picks up “dream” $24.3 million Powerball win on Boxing Day
While other people were picking up bargains at the shops yesterday, a Samford mum collected a Powerball division one prize of more than $24 million.
The Moreton Bay Region player held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1232 on Thursday 26 December 2019.
However, amid the chaos of Christmas festivities, the woman hadn’t had the chance to check her entry and was oblivious to her multi-million dollar win until we made contact this morning.
“Oh my God!” she exclaimed.
“Thank you so much. I don’t know what to say,” she said while crying.
“It’s a lot. It’s incredible.
“It is something I’ve only ever dreamed about. It happens to other people, not people like me.
“I was asleep when you rang and nearly didn’t answer the phone. I can’t believe it! Oh my God.”
“I’m going to sh** myself,” her husband exclaimed in the background.
The regular Powerball player explained she had ditched playing her favourite numbers on a marked entry in recent times, instead opting for a QuickPick entry.
When asked if she knew what she might do with her multi-million-dollar prize, the winner had no hesitation.
“I know exactly what I’ll do. I’ll share it with my kids,” she declared.
“It’s not all sinking in at the moment. It’s a dream.
“I’ve never had a phone call like this before.
“I just can’t figure out what this means right now, but it’s huge. It’s a dream. It just changes everything for us.”
“Are there any good islands for sale?” her husband joked.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 4-game System 8 entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.