A Melbourne man in his 20s has stepped forward as one of two $50 million winners from last night’s jackpot Powerball draw.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his ticket online just moments before the record-breaking $100 million draw closed at 7.30pm.
He said he checked his ticket just before he went to bed and struggled to contain his excitement when he saw the winning numbers staring back at him – 33, 3, 32, 13, 27, 35, 31 and the Powerball number, 3.
“I’m trying to remain as calm as possible!” he said.
“I only bought this entry last night on the OzLotteries app before the draw closed.
“I’m going to do the right thing. This win is life changing!
“I’m going to look after my whole family – invest money in property and shares. It will make a massive difference to a lot of people.”
Winning Sydney suburb revealed
It’s now been revealed the other winning division one ticket was purchased from a licensed lottery outlet in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of southern Sydney and the owner might still be oblivious.
As the southern Sydney entry was not registered to a Players Club card, NSW Lotteries officials have no way to contact the ticketholder and break that mind-blowing news.
“This means the winner may have yet to discover their new multi-million-dollar status and could be walking around with a ticket worth $50 million in their pocket, wallet or handbag.”
The exact outlet where the winning ticket will only be released after 7am Saturday – unless the winner comes forward beforehand.