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ACT couple find out they’ve won $20 million

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Massive win after random numbers ‘pop into’ man’s head while in bed.

An Australian couple is celebrating a $20 million windfall after initially ignoring the calls from lottery officials suspecting "bad news".

The couple in their 30s from Belconnen in the Australian Capital Territory nabbed the only division one winning entry in tonight's Powerball draw 1320, along with 19 division two scores, leaving them with $20,852,900.

The winning numbers were 17, 25, 12, 5, 4, 28 and 14, and the Powerball number was 10.

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Lottery officials said both winners were still hard at work when they tried to call and break the news. 

"Oh my god!" the winning man exclaimed while his wife screamed in the background," according to a press release from The Lott.

"I saw I had two missed calls, and I thought, 'who's calling me at this time?'. 

"I thought, 'I'm not answering this. They're probably ringing with bad news'.  

"I'm glad I answered now!"

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The man said he and his wife didn't usually buy lottery tickets but had lately been thinking "let's just do it. Who knows?"

"No jokes, two nights ago, I was lying in bed, and these numbers pop into my head randomly," he said.

"I bought a ticket into Set for Life using those numbers. 

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"But while I was getting that, I just thought I'd throw in a PowerHit entry as Powerball had $20 million."

The new millionaires had often dreamed about winning and could now make some long-held dreams a reality, according to The Lott.

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"This is just going to mean a lot for the whole family," the winning man said.

"I want to help my parents and siblings. I want to buy a house for our young family.  It's going to make a world of difference."

Source: 9News

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