New details emerge about mystery $50m Powerball winner

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

New details have been released about the sole winner of Thursday night's $50 million Powerball draw.

It can now be revealed that the winning ticket was purchased at a lottery outlet in Mackay, Queensland, with residents and visitors being urged to check their tickets.

The multi-million-dollar winning entry was not registered, which means officials have no way of contacting the winner.

It is also the biggest Australian lottery win so far for 2021.

Two people hold a Powerball ticket.
A North Queensland resident has won $50 million from Powerball. Source: The Lott (file pic)

The winning numbers for draw number 1292 were 3, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 30 and the all-important Powerball number 10.

The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said on Friday there are "50 million reasons" for the winner to check their ticket.

“Imagine if the Powerball ticket that is sitting in your back pocket, tucked in your purse or under a magnet on your fridge is worth $50 million," she said.

“We are in the business of paying prizes and we can’t wait to unite the winner with their prize, so we urge all players to not delay checking their tickets."

The winner is the third division Powerball winner for 2021 and second from Queensland.

There is no rush for the winner to claim their prize though as Queensland entries have seven years to claim their prize before it's forfeited.

In addition to the $50 million prize, nine other entries won more than $99,000 each from Thursday night's Powerball draw after claiming the division two prize.

Division two winning entries need to match the seven drawn numbers without the Powerball.

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