A week after the $150 million record-smashing Powerball jackpot went off, the last division one winner has finally come forward to pocket their prize.
The “overwhelmed” Ipswich grandmother said she had put off checking her ticket as she thought there was no way the $50 million share could’ve been her.
“…I was waiting to hear that someone else had claimed the prize,” she told The Lott.
“But then when I hadn’t heard an update, I thought to myself ‘I’d better check that ticket.’”
She said was so shocked when she realised she was the third winner that she checked the ticket “about one million times”.
“I was shaking. I was completely overwhelmed and still am!”
When asked what she was going to do with the winnings, she said she was going to start with her siblings, kids and grandchildren – making them all instant millionaires.
She’s also going to buy herself a beautiful new home… and a Mustang.
In addition to the three $50 million division one winners, there were 4,648,104 winners across divisions two to nine in Powerball draw 1218 who collectively took home more than $81.87 million.
Lottery officials said around half of all adult Australians entered the Powerball draw, which eclipses the previous record prize of $107.6 million which went off in January.