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Canberra man scores $60 million in Powerball win

A CANBERRA dad is $60 million richer after holding the only division one winning entry in last night’s (June 30) Powerball draw.

The ACT resident said he had a “feeling” he was going to receive life-changing news on the same night he got the call telling him he’d won.

In addition to taking out the division one prize, his marked PowerHit entry also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $60,701,558.85.

The happy winner, who purchased his entry online, declared he’d been dreaming of this night forever and would retire immediately to spend more time with his young family.

“Are you serious!?” he exclaimed when an official confirmed his prize.

“I’m laughing. I’m lost for words. I’m pacing around.

“I can’t believe it.

“I’m going to have a heart attack.

“You know what? I had a feeling it was The Lott calling me! I thought, ‘They’re going to call me at 8.30pm tonight’. Wow! Wow! Wow!”

The winner joked his family might take some convincing of his good fortune so asked lottery officials to be on standby should he need them to confirm the windfall.

“I’ve been dreaming of this day forever,” he exclaimed.

“I play the same numbers all the time. They were inspired by my family.

“I have children and a very large family. They’re going to be looked after. I can’t believe it.

“It’s been a tough year. This is life-changing.”

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