Hunt for mystery $9 million Powerball winner narrows down

You could be Australia's next millionaire without even knowing it as the search continues for Thursday night's $9 million Powerball winner.

People who bought an entry in Powerball draw 1306 in Sydney are being urged to quickly check their tickets with the only division-one winner an unregistered, unknown player.

The lucky winner collects a whopping $9,738,691.40, but as the entrant was not registered to a player card The Lott has no way of contacting the winner.

A person holds up a Powerball ticket with Sydney's Bondi Beach in the background.
The winner of a $9 million Powerball prize remains unknown. Source: The Lott

The life-changing ticket was purchased at the Carnes Hill Newsagent, in Carnes Hill Marketplace, in Sydney's western suburb of Hoxton Park.

The winning numbers were 5, 12, 10, 6, 2, 24 and 25, with the all-important Powerball number of 20.

The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said the latest multi-millionaire was the eighth Powerball division-one winner this year.

"Someone could be having a winning end to the working week, but first they need to check their ticket and discover they're now more than $9 million richer," she said in a statement.

"There are about nine million reasons why all Powerball players who purchased an entry into this week's Powerball draw from Carnes Hill Newsagent should check their tickets immediately."

Pictured is Carnes Hill Marketplace in Sydney where the winning Powerball ticket was sold.
The life-changing Powerball ticket was bought at Carnes Hill Newsagent. Source: Google Maps

Newsagent owner waiting for Powerball winner

Carnes Hill Newsagent owner Yiu Ho told The Lott he was waiting for the winner to walk though the door.

"We are so happy to have sold this winning entry," he said.

"This is certainly the biggest division-one winning ticket we've sold here.

"We're telling everyone who walks through the door to check their Powerball tickets."

The lucky winner is urged to hold tightly onto their ticket and call 131 868 to claim their prize.

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