The third winner of Thursday’s record breaking $150 million Powerball draw has still yet to come forward and claim their prize.
An inner-city Brisbane man and a Sydney dad have been identified as winners of $50 million each.
But the final winner purchased a ticket from Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane.
The Lott officials revealed on Saturday morning the unclaimed division-one winning entry was sold at newsXpress in Brassall, a suburb of Ipswich.
The retailer occupies shop 16 at the Brassall Shopping Village on Hunter Street.
Anyone who purchased an entry into Powerball draw 1218 from the outlet has been urged to check their ticket immediately.
Store owner Devinder Bassie said he could not believe his shop had sold one of the division-one prizes.
“Everyone has been wondering where it was sold and I can’t wait to let everyone know it was us,” he told The Lott.
“I’m hoping it is a local to the area and a regular customer, but we are thrilled for whoever holds that winning ticket. We can’t wait to unite them with their prize.”
The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said she was just as eager for the third winner to reveal themselves.
“While we haven’t been able to confirm the news with our mystery Ipswich winner, we can guarantee that when they discover the news, their life is going to change dramatically,” she said.
“Make sure you check your entry as soon as possible because you may not have to go to work on Monday.”
Players can check their entry at any of our official outlets, online at thelott.com or on the Lott app.
The winner was urged to keep their ticket safe and contact 131 868.
Players have also been reminded of the importance of registering their tickets to a player card to ensure their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly.
The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy told Yahoo News Australia the other Queensland winner was “shocked” to discover he had scooped one third of the eye-watering $150 million prize.
He revealed he had failed to “sleep a wink” after discovering he’d won.
“I’ve been wide awake ever since. I couldn’t sleep at all. But I really didn’t want to get my hopes up,” he said.
The winner revealed he plans to build himself a dream home and spend some quality time with his family following his win.
The Sydney winner only found out on Friday morning and when he told his wife as she got their kids ready for school, she didn’t believe him.
“I only bought my ticket last minute when I was at work yesterday because everyone else was buying them,” he explained.
“I thought, ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’, so I bought one. And I am so glad I did.”
The man said he would most likely take the day off work as he simply wouldn’t be able to concentrate.
The winning numbers for Thursday’s Powerball $150 million prize were 26, 4, 17, 5, 18, 8 and 31. The Powerball number being 9.
Half of all Australian adults were expected to have a ticket for the draw.
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