Elated Echuca woman sets sights on the good life thanks to $40 million Powerball win
An Echuca woman confessed her whole body went numb at the revelation she’d become $40 million richer after winning division one in last night’s Powerball draw.
The victorious Victorian winner held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1394 on Thursday, 2 February, and took home the entire $40 million jackpot.
When confirming her incredible win with us, 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.
“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!”
The Victorian might be spending her last days at work after announcing the windfall will allow her to quit her job and spend more time with her family.
“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 at thelott.com - the official home of Australia’s lotteries.