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Sunshine Coast woman retiring early after $60m lottery win

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A Sunshine Coast woman is retiring early after winning $60 million in last night’s Powerball draw.

A Sunshine Coast woman is retiring early after winning $60 million in last night's Powerball draw.

The Caloundra woman was the only division one winner last night, meaning she takes home the entire prize.

The jackpot is the largest win in Australia this calendar year.

A customer buys a Powerball ticket, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Chicago. The Powerball jackpot has grown up to $435 million, after more than two months without a winner. The jackpot for Saturday night's drawing would tie for the nation's 10th largest lottery prize. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

When called by lottery officials, she thought she was being pranked.

"I can't believe it. Someone must be having me on," she said.

"I need to double check this is real. I'm not sure I believe you."

With such a big prize, the woman was unsure how she would spend it.

"I just have to let it sink in and work out what to do with it, but it won't be long before I have lots of things going on," she said.

"I'll probably be retiring early.

"I don't think I'll go back to work that's for sure."

The ticket was bought at Caloundra Newsagency.

The winning numbers were 26, 3, 11, 2, 15, 1 and 35, and 17 as the Powerball number.

Source: 9News

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