'I checked it that many times': $30m Powerball mystery solved

Five days after his lucky numbers came up, a Tasmanian man has stepped forward to claim a $30 million Powerball prize.

The winner, who wants to remain anonymous, bought his ticket for Thursday’s draw at a suburban Hobart outlet and at first couldn’t believe his luck.

“I checked the ticket online. Then I checked it again. Then I got my wife to check it. And checked it again, and again, and again to make sure,” he said on Tuesday.

He added he usually registers his tickets but on this occasion bought a spur-of-the-moment entry.

A Tasmanian man has stepped forward to claim a $30 million Powerball prize. Photo: The Lott

Sorell Lotto Hub owner Dean Silver said he was thrilled to have sold the ticket, which ended up being Tasmania’s largest ever division one winning entry.

“It was magnificent to have sold that ticket! It was great for our store and for the community,” he said.

“Everyone always says the big wins go to the mainland, but not this time! We did it!
 
“You know any win is good, but $30 million, well that is fantastic!”

The new multi-millionaire was the only division one winning entry in the September 20 draw.

The winning nunbers were 20, 6, 30, 17, 8, 10 and 2. While the all-important Powerball number was 8.