Fairfield mother beats post-pandemic blues with $40 million Powerball win
A Fairfield mother is ready for her dream overseas odyssey after finally discovering her phenomenal $40 million Powerball win more than a week after the draw.
The Western Sydney resident held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Powerball draw 1357, drawn Thursday 19 May 2022 and takes home $40 million.
The other division one winning entry was from Victoria.
The New South Wales multi-million-dollar winning entry was not registered to a player card, which meant we couldn’t contact the winner until they checked their entry.
“Oh my! I’m still in shock,” she proclaimed when confirming her prize today.
“I went to claim the prize at The Lott head office, and it’s all been a blur since.
“I still can’t believe this has happened to us – it’s life-changing.
“I haven’t told many people, and I plan to keep it on the down-low. We will continue to live as normal but enjoy more little moments and experiences.”
“The pandemic has put a pause on our life for quite some time now, so we’re truly grateful for this win.
“This means our family can go on some lovely holidays that we’ve always wanted to do. It’s time to treat ourselves to some self-care vacations!”
Her life-changing winning entry was purchased at Saigon Bookshop & Lottery, Shop 6 Cabramatta Mall, 47 Park Road, Cabramatta.
Saigon Bookshop & Lottery owner Lan Loeung said the team was ecstatic to have sold a division one winning entry to a local customer.
“We couldn’t be happier that our outlet has sold a division one winning entry worth $40 million! It’s absolutely amazing," she said.
“When we first found out, we said, ‘Are you sure? Could this be a mistake?'
“Our customers have been asking us all about the division one winning entry ever since – they’re super excited for us!
“Congratulations to the newly made multi-millionaire in our Western Sydney region. All the best with your prize and future endeavours!”