& # 39; Overwhelmed & # 39; grandmother emerges as the final winner of the Powerball $ 150 million jackpot – and you won't believe what she wants to spend the money on
- Grandmother has emerged as the ultimate winner of the Powerball jackpot
- Retired Ipswich said she would spend the money on her family and a Mustang
- De Lott reduced the location of the mystery winner in a suburb of Brisbane
- The $ 150 million prize was also won by a father from Sydney and a man from Brisbane
A & # 39; overwhelmed & # 39; Grandmother has emerged as the final winner of the $ 150 million Powerball jackpot.
The woman from Ipswich, Queensland, said she had postponed her ticket because she assumed someone else would claim the $ 50 million.
But on Thursday, after hearing that the ticket had been purchased at a newsXpress newspaper store in Brassal, she decided to check if she had won.
The retiree said she would share the prize with her brothers and sisters, children, and grandchildren – making them all instantly millionaires.
& # 39; I always dreamed that if I won Powerball one day, I would buy a Mustang for myself! So I will certainly do that! & # 39; she added.
Three people won a share of Powerball & # 39; s record-breaking $ 150 million draw last Thursday and took home $ 50 million each (stock image)
& # 39; If you discover that you have one winning entry in the division, hold that ticket and call us as soon as possible so we can start the claim process, & # 39; she said.
Queensland Times reported that the mystery winner had purchased his ticket from a newsXpress newspaper store in Brassal, Ipswich.
The lucky local was not registered so officials have no way of contacting them, but store owner Dave Bassi said he believed the cardholder was an older customer who had not paid attention to the news.
& # 39; It may be someone who comes in once a week and is a regular customer & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; Hopefully they come by this week. It may even be someone who did it for the first time and who doesn't know the game.
The Sydney father, who won part of the prize, woke up last Friday morning to discover the life-changing news.
He said he was still trying to get his head around the fact that he had woken up a multi-millionaire.
& # 39; I am speechless. How would anyone feel? I don't even think this is real at the moment.
& # 39; My God. I just told my wife. She prepared the children for school and she doesn't believe me. I only bought my ticket at the last minute when I was at work yesterday, because everyone bought it.
& # 39; I think maybe I should take a day off to calm down and think about how I will use this prize. I could never concentrate. & # 39;
While a Sydney father and a Brisbane man came forward to collect their winnings, the third share was not claimed (stock image)
The Brisbane man said he didn't sleep after he found out he had won a third of the jackpot.
When asked how he wanted to enjoy his incredible $ 50 million prize, the man was overwhelmed by emotion.
& # 39; Well I would like to build a house, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I would really like to take some free time to spend some quality time with my family and some traveling.
& # 39; I have to wait for the rest.
& # 39; I have to let the news sink in. & # 39;
In addition to the three big winners, there were also eighteen division-two winners, each of whom scored nearly $ 126,000.
Mrs. Cooney revealed that the division is one victory the second this year for Ipswich after a local mother scored $ 40 million in Oz Lotto in June.
The winning numbers were 26, 4, 17, 5, 18, 8, 31 and the Powerball was 9.
The $ 100 million prize pool after no winners had claimed the first division prize in the previous draw.
Lottery officials said about half of all adult Australians participated in the Powerball draw, overshadowing the previous record price of $ 107.6 million written off in January.
De Lott limits the search for the second multi-millionaire from the Sunshine State to Ipswich in southwest Brisbane (stock image)
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