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Hunt for Aussie who scooped entire $40 million Powerball

Players in WA are being urged to check their tickets after one winner picked up the entire Division One jackpot in Thursday night's draw..

The search is on for the country’s latest multi-millionaire after one single ticket scooped the entirety of Thursday night’s whopping $40 million Powerball jackpot.

While the victorious winner picked up their ticket in Western Australia, it’s not yet known who they are or where they bought their winning ticket from.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have yet another Western Australian winning ticket and our first Division One Powerball win for the year,” the CEO of Lotterywest, Ralph Addis, said in a statement.

A Powerball ticket in a glovebox.
Lotterywest is urging all West Aussies to check their tickets after one winner took out the entirety of Thursday night's Powerball jackpot. Source: The Lott

A missing ticket won’t spell disaster

The winning numbers for draw 1398 were 18, 14, 13, 16, 21, 19, 29 and the Powerball was 18.

While the hunt continues for the missing champion, The Lott says there’s no need to panic if you lose a winning ticket.

“We can still work to unite you with your prize but it's a little bit more of a process,” spokesperson Matt Hart told Yahoo News Australia.

“We actually have something called a lost and damaged ticket form and that is where people have to list the things they know about the winning ticket. When they purchased it, how did they pay, how many games on the ticket, that type of thing, and then we can see if we can match it to the winning ticket.”

A woman holds a Powerball ticket in a chair by the pool.
The winning numbers for draw 1398 were 18, 14, 13, 16, 21, 19, 29 and the Powerball was 18. Source: The Lott

A win for WA players is a win for the state

Mr Addis says the Powerball win follows a stellar start to 2023 for lotto hopefuls in WA.

“To average around two Division One wins per week this year is a great result for our state and players,” he said. He claimed the personal windfall is a lucky thing for others in the community as well.

“This Powerball jackpot run alone has seen more than $6.4 million raised for the Western Australian community through the Lotterywest grants program,” he said.

“When WA players win, the entire WA community benefits.”

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