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Winning Powerball Number: A miner from Western Australia wins the prize

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A jubilant miner named herself as one of a group of 20 friends who won a whopping $53.3 million prize on Thursday night.

A hard-working woman has vowed not to quit her job despite receiving a life-changing sum of money.

The record $160 million jackpot was split three ways – between a syndicate of mining mates in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, a father from Sydney and a grandfather from Melbourne.

The unnamed miner takes home $2.7 million after splitting her $53.3 million among 20 of them.

The group plunked down $100 after instantly deciding to buy tickets.

She told 7 News, “You know what they say, one Powerball and I’m out of here?” Well, that’s not true. I know from the start of the shift and I’m still loading trucks. Yes, at my work there are 18 people who became millionaires.

Factory operator Peter was involved in the syndicate and told radio station 6PR that some of the group talked their wives into joining – so they are actually more than $5 million richer today.

“We just couldn’t believe it, we all put in $100, out of the blue,” he explained.

“I checked the ticket about ten times.”

Peter added that the money “changed everyone’s life”.

Another winner, an unsuspecting Sydney father, was discovered on Friday morning unaware that lottery officials were looking for a mystery multi-millionaire in the region.

The Penrith local didn’t believe the news at first.

“Really? Are you sure? Holy crap! It’s amazing!” he told a Lott official who confirmed his life-changing victory.

“I said to my family, ‘I think I could win the first division’, but nobody believed me.

“Tell you what, now they believe me.”

The man who bought the winning work at TSG Cranebrook said his family’s life changed “in a second”.

“It hasn’t been easy for us lately, so it’s just unbelievable,” he said.

“Come to think of it, I almost missed out on the raffle. I had to rush out and grab one yesterday before the giveaway closed.”

“It means so much to me. I can finally buy a house for my family, my kids can have everything they want for Christmas, and we’re safe and set for life.”

Another of the three winners, a worker from Clyde, south-east of Melbourne, broke down in tears when he was told he had won.

“Holy crap! Holy shit!” he told Lott authorities when contacted about the winnings.

“Far! I have completely lost the gift of language.

“I never thought I would get a call. It changed my life!

“I can’t wait to tell my family!”

“My family is ready! My grandson wanted a dog for Christmas and I was trying to arrange that for him. Now he can have all the dogs in the world!”

As far as work goes, he’s done.

“I finished my work. I’m getting out of here, mate. Pension is calling,” he said.

“It’s absolutely stunning.

“I think I’m in shock, but it’s unbelievable.”

Thursday’s $160 million Powerball draw became the biggest prize ever offered in the Australian lottery after winning the first division had eluded players for the past five draws.

The jackpot surpassed the previous record of $150 million, which was eventually split between the three winners in 2019.

The winning numbers were 10, 4, 12, 18, 2, 34, 7 and the Powerball was 7.

Originally published as Miner among 20 mates to share $53.3 million Powerball prize after buying tickets on a whim

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/miner-among-20-mates-who-will-share-533-million-powerball-prize-after-buying-tickets-on-a-whim/news-story/ddc849706b5206bbc9c27724e82657e0

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