Aussie dad's hilarious reaction to $100 million Powerball win: 'I feel dizzy'

The NSW man has enjoyed the second largest lottery windfall in our history.

A Western Sydney dad has become a multi-millionaire overnight after taking out the entire $100 million Powerball jackpot, admitting he "slapped [his] face" twice to make sure it was real.

The Bankstown man erupted into laughter when he was told of his epic Powerball win on Thursday night, unable to believe he'd secured the only division one winning entry.

The man learned of the life-changing news late last night when lottery officials called to tell him immediately after the draw. The winning numbers were 22, 3, 5, 23, 4, 14, 6 and the lucky Powerball was 17.

Powerball ticket, after winning numbers revealed.
Sydney man wins entire $100 million Powerball jackpot. Source: The Lott

"Wait a second! Wait a second! Oh! Oh! Are you sure?! Have you got the right person?" he questioned, laughing hysterically.

The elated father asked if he was dreaming saying it was "unbelievable" that he'd won. "I can’t speak. I feel dizzy. I’ve slapped my face twice! It feels tight!" he said.

Second biggest lottery winner ever

The man's win makes him Australia’s second-biggest lottery winner and the ninth Powerball division one winner of 2023. Only one other Australian lottery player has won more than this Western Sydney resident – a Sydney nurse who scored more than $107 million in January 2019.

The last time a $100 million jackpot was on offer was in December 2022 which resulted in three division one winners, each taking home a life-changing $33.3 million

Despite the huge windfall, the anonymous man said he'd still continue to work — at least for now until the shock wears off. He'll likely buy a brand-new house for his family. The man had purchased a 6-game QuickPick online ahead of the draw.

Powerball numbers. Source: The Lott
The man scored the second biggest lottery win ever. Source: The Lott

Who are the other winners?

Thursday's draw was only the sixth time Powerball has offered a $100 million prize in the game’s 27-year history, and the first time to hit the triple-figure mark in 2023. Lottery officials, The Lott, expected half of all Australian adults to buy a ticket, but this lucky man ended up with the only winning combination of numbers in the main draw.

In addition to the sole division one winner, there were a total of 3,867,940 prizes worth more than $77.61 million won in divisions two to nine. Among those were 10 division two winners, each taking home a $216,070.00 prize.

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