New details revealed in hunt for mystery $80m Powerball winners

·News Reporter
·2-min read

As the hunt continues for the two winners of Thursday’s $80 million Powerball, new details have been revealed narrowing down the location of the mystery millionaires.

It’s been two days since the numbers were drawn but officials at The Lott say no one has come forward yet to claim their prize.

There were only two division one winning entries in Australia for Powerball draw 1357, one in New South Wales and the other in Victoria.

Each winner would walk away with a life-changing $40 million.

A Powerball ticket
Two division one winners in Thursday's Powerball will each go home with $40million. Source: The Lott

Location of winning newsagents revealed

In ramping up the nationwide search, The Lott has now given away exactly where those tickets were purchased.

The NSW winning entry was picked up at Saigon Bookshop & Lottery in Cabramatta Mall in south-western Sydney, while the winner in Victoria shopped at Sunshine Marketplace Lotto at Sunshine Marketplace in the city’s west.

As neither of the multi-million-dollar winning entries were registered to a player card, The Lott has no way of contacting the winners.

They’re now urging all players who shopped in Cabramatta and Sunshine to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 15, 34, 5, 11, 28, 8 and 27, along with the all-important Powerball number 3.

To take out division one, all seven numbers must be matched along with the Powerball number.

“Our winners could be going about their weekend without knowing their winning entries are tucked in their purse, wallet or stuck on their fridge door!” The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

“Imagine discovering you’re suddenly a multi-millionaire! There is no doubt your plans for the weekend would change!

“Instead of moving the lawn, doing the groceries or running errands, you could be celebrating with your friends and family.”

A woman stands next to the Powerball draw
The Lott is urging ticket holders in Cabramatta and Sunshine to check their numbers. Source: The Lott

All ticket holders need to do is visit TheLott.com, scan their ticket on TheLott app or visit an outlet to find out if they’re a division one winner.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 167 so far this year, including 48 won by NSW Lotteries and 68 won by Tatts customers.

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