Someone became $23 million richer overnight, but they may be completely oblivious to their win, with officials unable to contact the new multi-millionaire.
Last night, someone from Melbourne won Powerball’s $23,686,120.08 division one prize in draw 1249.
Thursday night’s winning numbers were 32, 35, 3, 18, 7, 6 and 14 and the all-important Powerball number was 2.
“If you purchased an entry into last night’s Powerball draw there’s 23 million reasons why you should be checking your ticket today,” The Lott spokesperson, Matt Hart, said.
The division one winner is not registered to a Tatts Card, meaning officials have no way of contacting the winner to let them know they have won, incase they’re yet to check their ticket.
“You may think there’s no way you could be the winner we’re searching for, but someone is walking around with a $23 million ticket,” Mr Hart said.
“Previous winners have told us they kept their winning tickets in all sorts of places, from wallets and handbags to the car console and fridge door.
“Wherever you keep your tickets, it’s time to find them and check them.”
Mr Hart said The Lott can’t wait to confirm the “life-changing” news with the winner.
“If you realise you are holding this division one winning ticket, contact us on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Casey News & Lotto, at Narree Warren South’s Casey Central Shopping Centre.
Casey News & Lotto owner Austin D’Souza was very excited for the person who purchased the winning ticket at his store.
“I saw a message late last night that we had sold the winning entry. It’s very exciting,” Mr D’Souza said.
“This is our second division one win and definitely the biggest one.
“We sold a division one winning entry a few years ago but it’s been a long time between drinks, so it’s wonderful to see another win in our outlet.”
In addition to the division one winner, 896,015 people across divisions two to nine collectively took home $16.8 million in prize money.
This financial year, 305 people have won The Lott’s division one prize.
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