A woman's peanut craving may have landed her the $70-million Lotto Max jackpot after she made a spur-of-the-moment decision to add a lottery ticket to her mixed nuts purchase at her local convenience store. Meanwhile, a "mystery" Australian man has reportedly won $60 million in the Powerball lottery.

Christine Lauzon, from B.C.'s Lower Mainland, bought a Lotto Max ticket at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Burnaby, along with a pack of peanuts. Serendipitously, the ticket matched all seven numbers in the Sept. 28 draw and won her a massive $70 million prize, CTV News Vancouver reported.

"I just thought, 'Why not buy a ticket?'" Lauzon said. "I have definitely dreamed about it but I never thought it would actually happen. You never think it's going to happen."

Lauzon's massive $70 million prize win marks the biggest lottery jackpot ever claimed in the province. Lauzon's roommate and her father were the first people the lottery winner informed after confirming that she had netted the top prize.

"The first thing, for me, was to swear because I couldn't believe it," Lauzon said.

Lauzon plans is to meet a financial advisor to set out how to use the prize money in the most effective way. She also plans to share some of her winnings with her family, and then spend a little time processing before deciding what to do with the rest of the jackpot.

"I feel nervous and excited all in one," Lauzon said when she was asked about her lottery win. "I can't fully wrap my head around it all right now."

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Melbourne "mystery" man has been confirmed as the winner of the $60 million Powerball jackpot, the Cairns Post reported.

Lottery officials confirmed that the winner remains a “mystery” as the lucky entry was not registered to a player card. They, however, confirmed that the multi-million ticket was bought from a Tatts outlet in inner Melbourne. The winning numbers were 7, 17, 11, 28, 30, 2, 27 and the Powerball was 11.

Lottery officials are urging all Victorians who purchased an entry in the recent Powerball draw to check their ticket and make contact to claim their prize as soon as possible.

The $60 million lottery win is Victoria’s second-biggest ever lottery prize.

“Someone has become an overnight multi-millionaire just as the city’s lockdown ended but possibly doesn’t know it yet,” the Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said.

“We can’t wait for them to discover this winning news. Just imagine how $60 million might change your life and the lives of your nearest and dearest," he added.

“There are 60 million reasons why all Melbourne players who had an entry in tonight’s draw should check their ticket immediately. If you discover you’re holding the division one winning entry, hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process,” Ramsamy concluded.

Overall, 12 Powerball division one wins have scored more than $410 million in prize money this year.

Powerball lottery officials confirmed that the winner was a “mystery” as the lucky entry was not registered to a player card, but the winning entry came from a Tatts outlet in inner Melbourne. This is a representational image. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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