Powerball draw 1304: One winner scores incredible $30m jackpot

·News Reporter
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One lucky Aussie has claimed $30 million after winning Thursday night's division one Powerball prize.

The winning numbers from Thursday night's draw were 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19, 25 with the Powerball number 20. 

Only one entry claimed the prize and matched all eight numbers – an online entry from Sydney.

But the winner may not know they've won yet, with all phone calls from The Lott officials so far going unanswered.

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The Sydneysider may not be aware of their epic Powerball win. Source: The Lott

“I was ready to confirm Powerball’s newest division one winner straight after the results of tonight’s draw were known, but sadly whenever I called the number provided, it just rang out and went straight to message bank,” The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

“If you see a number of missed calls on your phone, you could be the winner we’re trying to contact."

The winner is the seventh division one Powerball winner so far this year, and five of those seven wins have come from NSW.

Five entries claimed the division two prize and each took home more than $100,000.

The draw jackpotted to a mouth-watering $30 million after no one managed to claim last week's top prize.

Earlier today, Yahoo News Australia looked at whether Powerball is the best bet in winning millions.

Two Sydney residents claim $40 million each

The most recent Powerball jackpot winners were two Sydney residents who each took home $40 million after splitting the division one prize last month.

One of them, a man from Smithfield in Sydney's west, was difficult for lottery officials to get ahold of because he gave them the wrong phone number with his entry.

Powerball balls are pictured.
Powerball balls are pictured. Source: The Lott

He only discovered his win after checking his ticket.

"I didn't know I'd won," he said.

“I’d heard there was another Powerball winner they were trying to contact.

“I even said to my friend, ‘we’ll never win, only old people win’."

The other winner of $40 million is a Sydney grandmother who lives in Campbelltown.

She said her grandson had predicted she was going to win Powerball.

“I’m a bit gobsmacked. I’m in shock. I can’t believe it," she said.

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