Lucky couple win massive Australian Powerball jackpot

13th July 2020 8:47am

This weekend was a very special occasion for an Australian couple, they won the third-biggest lottery prize in Australian history $80million after playing Thursday's Powerball draw.

The couple have decided to remain anonymous but In between all the excitement, there was just enough time to speak to lottery officials.

I’m a bit shaky. I’m having this conversation, but I’m thinking I might wake up and it was all a dream,' the winning woman said.

'I’m moving around normally, but nothing is really sinking in right now!'

'With everything else going on at the moment I didn’t remember to check my ticket on Thursday night as I would usually do, so I only checked the ticket late last night (Sunday),' the winning woman said.

'When I scanned the first one on my phone, it said "no win". I did the next one, and there was confetti all over my phone.

'I said "I think I’ve won something". So other members of the family started scanning the ticket and nothing was sinking in. I just didn’t believe it.' 

The lucky winners have decided to wait until the coronavirus situation settles before celebrating in style but they did say holidays and a new house would be their first priority.

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