$80m Powerball jackpot: New details in search for winner

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Lotto officials are still working to track down the winner of Thursday night’s record-breaking $80 million Powerball prize.

The enormous division one prize was won by a single entrant in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsular, but because they didn’t have a registered account, officials have no way of letting them know.

The lucky individual has become the third biggest lottery winner in Australia’s history, and the biggest for Victoria.

The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer encouraged Victorians with an entry in Thursday’s Powerball draw 1260 to check their tickets quick smart.

Photo shows Powerball ticket as officials search for the $80 million winner.
Officials are searching for the Victorian winner of the massive prize. Source: The Lott

“All you need to do is visit our website, scan your ticket on the app or visit one of our friendly outlets, while practicing social distancing, to find out if you are our winner,” she said.

“The next step is to give us a call on 131 868 if you think you are holding that winning entry. If you are the mystery winner we are searching for that phone call is guaranteed to be life-changing.”

She said The Lott “can’t wait to unite the winner with their prize, so we urge all players to not delay checking their tickets”.

The winner, the sixth Powerball division one winner across Australia this year, will have six months to come forward and claim their prize.

In addition to the coveted division one prize, there was a total of 2,404,426 prizes won in divisions two to nine that collectively scored more than $44.35 million in prize money.

Photo shows two Powerball balls being held as Victorian entrant claims $80 million.
The winner has yet to come forward and claim their $80 million prize. Source: The Lott

This includes six division two winners, who each take home $204,822.85.

The winning numbers were 33, 2, 32, 31, 28, 21 and 26, and the all-important Powerball number was 12.

There are more chances to win big with next Tuesday’s Oz Lotto offering $2 million, while Thursday’s Powerball draw has $3 million up for grabs.

On Thursday, a woman in North Sydney claimed an incredible $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot prize with the first ticket she’d ever purchased.

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