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Check your calls: One lucky Aussie wins $40 million Powerball

One lucky Victorian has scored a whopping $40 million in Thursday night's Powerball 1394 draw — only they might not yet realise.

When trying to congratulate the mystery person last night who held the only division one winning entry in Australia, The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said the phone call went unanswered.

“Myself and the team at The Lott were ready to speak with Powerball’s newest division one winner straight after the result of tonight’s draw, but sadly when we called our winner’s number, it went to voicemail,” she said.

A photo of a Powerball ticket. A photo of blue balls and a white ball with numbers on them.
A Victorian $40 million Powerball winner in Thursday night's draw is yet to claim their prize. Source: The Lott

“If you see a flurry of missed calls on your phone, you could be the winner we’re trying to contact about the life-changing news.

“How exciting would it be to discover you’ve won $40 million at the end of the working week. There’d be no better way to enter the weekend!"

The entry is registered to an online account, and it's just a matter of the Victorian checking their numbers and getting back to The Lott to claim their massive jackpot.

“We’re urging all Powerball players who purchased an entry into tonight’s draw to check their tickets as soon as possible," Ms Hobdell said.

“If you discover you are holding the division one winning ticket, contact The Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your multi-million-dollar prize.”

In addition to the sole division one winner, there were 1,330,835 winners in divisions two through to nine who won more than $24,588,923.20. This includes 26 division two winners who each took home $26,183.75.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1394 on Thursday were 7, 35, 31, 2, 24, 21 and 15. The all-important Powerball number was 18.

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