Powerball has crowned its third division one winner of 2021 with one lucky Australian now $50 million richer.
The winning numbers for draw number 1292 were 3, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 30 and the all-important Powerball number 10.
The winner's ticket was unregistered, meaning there is no way for The Lott officials to phone them to inform them of their win. It also means the new millionaire may not even know they've won.
It can be revealed, however, that the ticket was sold in Queensland.
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eagerly waiting a call from the lucky punter.
“Someone has become an overnight multi-millionaire but possibly doesn't know it yet. We can’t wait for them to discover this incredible news! Just imagine how $50 million might change your life and the lives of your nearest and dearest,” he said.
“If you discover you’re holding the Powerball division one winning entry, hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process."
There were nine division two winning tickets, with each player scooping $99,074.45.
Largest division one prize in months
Powerball has had two other division one winners this year, one from Queensland and another from NSW taking home a $10 million dollar prize each from the same draw in January.
The $50 million prize is the biggest offer by any Australian lottery game in five months.
Tickets for Powerball draw 1292 closed at 7.30pm on Thursday AEST, with punters advised to register their tickets with The Lott to make sure their tickets are safe and big winners are notified.
Mr Hart said up to one-in-six Australian adults were expected to have an entry in tonight's $50 million Powerball draw.
“In recent months, we’ve had a regular succession of Powerball division one winners, which means the jackpot prize hasn’t been able to climb too high,” he said.
“However, that trend has changed in recent weeks, and now the Powerball prize has soared to $50 million – the biggest prize offered by any Australian lottery game since September last year.
In 2020, more than 111.6 million winners took home more than $3.33 billion in prize money from their favourite games at The Lott, including Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno, Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.
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