Money & Banking
Adelaide man's insane $110 million Powerball bonanza – wins 20 times!
Two out of the three winners of Thursday’s $110 million huge Powerball draw are still yet to be identified.
The winning jackpot numbers have been announced as 6, 13, 1, 11, 23, 27, 16.
One young Adelaide man scooped up the division one prize but scored division two 19 times – skyrocketing his total prize money to an eye-watering $37,602,912.26.
“Wow,” he told The Lott.
“Thank you so much. That is incredible. I can’t believe that. I am shaking so much. This is going to change so many lives.”
A Victorian resident and a player from NSW are still yet to step forward for their share of the winnings.
“Imagine going to bed a multi-millionaire and not knowing it? That is the reality for two Australian lottery players,” The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said.
“The division one winning entry from Victoria is unregistered, which means we don’t have any way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news and have to wait for them to come forward to claim their prize,” Spencer added.
“While the New South Wales entry was purchased online, unfortunately we don’t have their complete contact details, so we are unable to make a mind-blowing phone call to them this evening.”
The massive jackpot on Thursday saw Australians all over rushing to get their hands on an entry ticket, with Matt Hart from The Lott telling news.com.au the number of players surged after the jackpot skyrocketed to $80 million.
“When Powerball hits high jackpots like this it’s not only regular players who are keen to grab an entry,” The Lott’s Matt Hart said.
“Last week, the peak of sales on the day of the draw was at 6.44 pm when more than 4700 entries were sold in 60 seconds.
“That was about 45 minutes before the draw closed, so a lot of people were leaving it to the last minute.”
The first winner to claim their prize said a round-the-world first class holiday was long overdue for his family.
“I’ll also pay off my family’s mortgages and donate heaps to charity,” he said.
The jackpot was the biggest prize ever offered in Australian lottery history, with one in three adults estimated to have purchased a ticket for the draw.
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