New details on $50m Powerball winner revealed

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New details have emerged on the winning ticket that scooped the entire $50 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday night.

The numbers for draw number 1296 were 6, 16, 18, 29, 30, 33, 35 and the all-important Powerball number was 4.

On Thursday night, we knew the winning ticket was unregistered and purchased in Sydney, but we now know the winner bought their ticket in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Officials from The Lott are now urging people in Sydney to check their tickets to see if they are $50 million richer.

One lottery player in Sydney's eastern suburbs won Powerball's $50 million jackpot last night. Source: The Lott
One lottery player in Sydney's eastern suburbs won Powerball's $50 million jackpot last night. Source: The Lott

“Our winner might have woken up this morning and gone about their day without knowing their winning entry is tucked in their purse, wallet or stuck on their fridge door!” The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said.

“Imagine discovering you were a multi-millionaire on a Friday, there is no doubt your plans for the weekend would change! Instead of mowing the lawn, doing the groceries or running errands, you could be celebrating with your friends and family."

The Lott has no way of contacting the winner, as the entry was not registered.

Ms Spencer said in NSW, a winner has six years to claim their prize, though that allows for plenty of time, The Lott is still eager to hear from the winner.

“All you need to do is visit TheLott.com, scan your ticket on The Lott app or visit one of our friendly outlets to find out if you are our division one winner," she said.

“The next step is to give us a call on 131 868 if you think you are holding that winning entry. If you are the mystery winner we are searching for that phone call is guaranteed to be life-changing!"

In addition to the sole division one winner, across divisions two to nine, there were 1,530,466 winners across Australia last night.

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