New details revealed about mystery $60m Powerball winner

·News Reporter
·2-min read

There was widespread joy last night for five million Melburnians as they eventually exited their latest lockdown after 11 weeks. 

But for one lucky resident there was another huge reason to celebrate as they scooped an eye-watering $60 million in Thursday night's Powerball draw.

Yet according to The Lott, they might not know it yet.

The sole winner of the Division One Prize will receive Victoria's second biggest lottery prize in history. 

“Someone has become an overnight multi-millionaire just as the city’s lockdown ended but possibly doesn't know it yet,”The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said.

The winning ticket was sold from a Tatts outlet in inner Melbourne. 

There are two reasons for celebration for one lucky person in Melbourne – they just might not know it yet! Source: Getty/ The Lott
There are two reasons for celebration for one lucky person in Melbourne – they just might not know it yet! Source: Getty/ The Lott

Ms Ramsamy said they "can't wait" to deliver the participant with their winnings and urged all players across the city to check their tickets.

The winning numbers were 7, 17, 11, 28, 30, 2, 27, while the Powerball number was 11.

The player will have six months to claim their prize before the matter is handed over to the Victorian State Revenue Office.

Victoria's largest lottery win stands at $80 million when a north Melbourne father scooped the prize just two months ago. 

Australia has seen a rise in the number of record Powerball jackpots in recent years after the format changed in April 2018, making it harder to win the Division One prize, meaning a run of roll overs is now more likely than ever.

Earlier this month, The Lott announced there were nine tickets across various different draws worth a combined $15 million that remained unclaimed.

If gambling is a problem for you go to Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858.

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