Powerball: Brisbane man scoops entire $60 million jackpot

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A lucky Brisbane man in his 30s has won the entire $60 million Powerball jackpot.

After a few missed calls, the winner finally answered his phone on Thursday night when he was told about the life-changing news.

He held the only division-one winning entry in Australia for Powerball draw 1338.

"Mate, this is bloody unreal," the man told The Lott official who eventually was able to get hold of him.

A file photo of a Powerball form at a Melbourne newsagency.
A Brisbane man has won the entire $60 million Powerball jackpot. Source: Getty Images, file

"I think anyone who gets hit with this info would think it’s surreal. It’s just unbelievable.

"There is a massive shock factor. You always daydream, but you never really expect it to happen. It’s a lottery after all.

"For me, it’s a lot to process. I just didn’t really expect it."

Powerball winner still plans to go back to work

At first, the man didn't believe he had taken out the top prize.

"I know you’ve confirmed it, but initially, when I saw this on The Lott app I thought this has to be a gee up or a glitch in the system. Surely I haven’t just won $60 million.

"I don’t think I’m going to get a lot of sleep tonight.

"It’s a lot to think about now. I know the money will help a lot of people.

"I can buy my first house, help family and friends and have plenty of holidays.

"I still plan to turn up to work in 2022 too."

Two people celebrating as they hold up a Powerball ticket.
More than a million Powerball entrants also won divisions two to nine. Source: The Lott, file

The Brisbane man bought his 36-game QuickPick entry online.

On top of the $60 million winner, 1,708,139 entrants won more than $31.26 million in divisions two to nine.

Each division-two winner took home $216,329.20.

Thursday night's winning numbers were 15, 5, 28, 20, 29, 34 and 27, with the Powerball number being 8.

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