Powerball Draw 1301: $40 million winner 'not answering phone'

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

It’s time to check your Powerball tickets with one of the two division one entries from Thursday night’s $80 million draw yet to be found.

Two entries from NSW claimed the division one Powerball prize on Thursday night and will split $80 million between them.

One of the winners is a Smithfield resident in Sydney’s west but unfortunately they aren’t answering their phone and may have no clue they have won $40 million.

A Powerball ticket is pictured.
One of the Powerball division one winners from Thursday night is yet to be found. Source: The Lott

The entry was purchased from Dublin Street Newsagency in Smithfield.

The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said “it’s likely” the winner is going about their day as normal with “no idea” of their winnings.

“Make sure you check your ticket, which could be in your wallet, handbag, on the fridge door or in your car glovebox, because the winner could be you and you could be planning what to do with your prize,” she said.

“If you discover you are holding the winning ticket contact The Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”

Two Powerball balls are seen being held.
One of the two winners is a grandma from Campbelltown in Sydney. Source: The Lott (file pic)

Campbelltown grandma claims $40 million

The other winner is a grandma from Campbelltown in western Sydney.

“I didn’t sleep at all last night,” she said.

“This morning, I still couldn’t believe I’d won but then when I was watching the news, I saw all of these stories about a Campbelltown retiree winning Powerball and I started to think that maybe it could be real.

“It’s funny because the media has been saying that my grandson must be my favourite now because he told me I was going to win, and I can tell you, he definitely is.

“Although it’s starting to sink in, I still can’t believe that my life has suddenly changed overnight.”

The winning numbers needed to take out the division one prize were 10, 17, 19, 21, 26, 31, 35 and the Powerball number was 1.

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