Aussies' chance to scoop mega $392 million jackpot

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How does a cool $392 million sound for Christmas?

Anyone disappointed they missed out on Thursday's Powerball draw has a second chance at winning millions this Sunday through the $392 million USA Power Lotto.

Earlier in the year, a NSW man walked away a millionaire after a USA Power Lotto draw, winning $1.7 million through Australian provider The Lottery Office – and that was just a division 2 prize.

Australians have until midday on Sunday (AEDT) to take part.

Quick play starts at $7 and to win the eye-watering division 1 prize players must match five numbers from 69 and then correctly choose one number from 26.

Woman looking at phone looking excited wearing a Christmas hat.
You could be a millionaire by this Christmas. Source: Getty/iStock

Man 'accidentally' doubled his win

The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said the NSW winner of the US prize proved that players don’t need to be a division one winner in order to win big.

“The division 2 winner was one number short of claiming $170 million. His win was boosted because he accidentally selected a multiplier game for an extra $3.45, which doubled his division 2 base prize of $828,000,” Ms wood said.

The man's $1,656,020 prize is Australia’s largest payout from an online-only lottery provider.

“The division 2 winner had been alerted to his win by The Lottery Office App the night before and had hardly slept a wink. He didn’t want to get his hopes up in case there had been a mistake,” Ms Wood said.

“Once I confirmed with him over the phone he was in tears. As a result of Covid he had been on the brink of shutting down his restaurant.

“Making these winners calls to our players and hearing their stories is such a joy. I’m looking forward to this draw as yet another opportunity to make a life-changing call to a well deserving Aussie player,” she said.

55 women pocket the nation's third-biggest lottery ever

On Friday, the winners of Thursday’s $80 million Powerball winners were revealed to be a group of 55 gym members of an all-female gym in Perth, each scoring $1.5 million.

“So I got the ticket out and we checked the numbers and you should have seen the restaurant, it went into absolute chaos,” Sue, the owner of Curves gym told Triple M.

“That’s where we found out.”

She told Yahoo News Australia the feeling “is unbelievable”.

“I can’t even put it into words. It’s just surreal," she said.

“For me, I own this gym, and I work my bum off and it’s been really tough with Covid and all the rest...but to win this and to share it with 55 of the most amazing women that I work with every day, it’s the greatest thing ever and I feel so blessed that I’ve been able to share it with them."

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