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A Melbourne woman, who was gifted a Powerball entry, has won $40 million over the weekend.

The player, from St Albans, held one of two division one winning entries nationally, splitting the $80 million jackpot with a New South Wales player.

The winning ticket was purchased from Sunshine Marketplace Lotto.

A Melbourne woman, who was gifted a Powerball entry has won $40 million over the weekend. (The Lott)

I’m still shocked,” the winning woman said.

“I’ve barely slept since I discovered the win. It’s hard to put the feeling of knowing you’ve won $40 million into words.”

The woman plans to use the money to go travelling and buy a house.

“I don’t think it’s truly hit me yet,” she said.

“The ticket was a gift, but I didn’t check it immediately… First and foremost, I’ll be looking to help my family and share it with them.

Giving way to an emergency vehicle at a roundabout

“I’ll need some time, though to think about what else to do. I’ll obviously buy a home, and I’d love to travel to Japan and the United States. I’d love to go everywhere.

“You always wonder about what you would do if something like this were to happen, and now it has happened, I have no idea what to do.”

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1357 on Thursday 19 May 2022 were 15, 34, 5, 11, 28, 8, 27. The all-important Powerball number was 3.

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