Mum and healthcare worker wins more than $107 million in sole Powerball jackpot draw

A mum in her 40s has made Australian lottery history after hers was the only ticket nationally to match all seven winning numbers and the Powerball in the Lott’s $100 million draw 1183 on Thursday night.

“I don’t understand what is going on,” she told a Lott official who phoned her after the draw.

“I’ve had such a tumultuous day, so I don’t know where I am and what I am doing.”

When confirming the news late this evening, the winner initially revealed she thought she had won $107,000.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, said she would not retire from her work in healthcare and said she planned the spend her newly-aquired millions with family.

“I’m so passionate about my job. It will drive me to do more health work for causes important to me,” she said.

“I’ll be sharing it with my family. I thought of my family when I purchased the ticket.”

The winning numbers were 20, 18, 33, 22, 11, 26 and 4 and the Powerball was number 9.

In the 12 months ending 2018, there were 16 Powerball division one winning entries nationally who collectively took home $367 million. The biggest Powerball prize won during 2018 was $60 million, won in November by a man from Burleigh Heads.​