Another key detail revealed about $50 million Powerball winner

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Another key detail has been released by lottery officials in an effort to inform this week's $50 million Powerball winner to their newfound fortune.

The Lott revealed on Friday the winner was based in Sydney and on Saturday morning it was announced the new multimillionaire purchased their ticket from CTC Eastern tobacco shop in Maroubra, in the city's east.

The entry was not registered to a player card so officials have no choice but to wait for the winner to come forward.

Their ticket was the only division-one winning entry in Powerball draw 1296, which was drawn on Thursday evening.

A person holds up a Powerball ticket.
The $50 million winner has yet to come forward and claim their prize. Source: The Lott

Anyone who bought their Powerball ticket from CTC Eastern has been urged to check it immediately.

“Sadly, it’s not me, but I’m very happy for one of our customers! I hope they discover the news soon. We have a lot of local customers, so I hope it’s one of them and it changes their life," owner John Yu said.

“We’ve been here for seven years and this is the first division-one winning ticket we’ve ever sold.”

The Lott is also keen to dispense the massive win, begging ticket-holders to check their numbers.

Pictured are Powerball balls.
Thursday's winner bought their ticket from an outlet in Maroubra. Source: The Lott

"We’re in the business of paying prizes so we can’t wait to break the good news to this winner – if only they would check their ticket," spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said.

“If you purchased an entry into Thursday’s Powerball draw at CTC Eastern make sure you check your ticket and give us a call if you’re the mystery winner we are searching for."

The winning numbers were 18, 30, 16, 29, 6, 33 and 35, while the Powerball number was 4.

Those who missed out can try their luck in Saturday Lotto’s Superdraw offering $20 million, next Tuesday’s Oz Lotto which has $5 million up for grabs, or tonight’s Set for Life draw which offers players the chance to win a division-one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years.

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