"Are you fair dinkum?!"
That was the stunned response from one Queenslander when he was told he'd just won his share of an eye-watering $60 million Powerball jackpot.
He was one of 10 Townsville residents to take home $6 million each after their syndicate claimed Thursday's Division One prize.
The news comes as a change of fortune for the winners after their city on the state's north coast was plunged into lockdown earlier this week after a positive Covid-19 case had visited the area.
In disbelief, the man and his wife continued to question whether the call from The Lott officials was real.
"I think someone must be pulling my leg," he said, revealing he'd probably retire if true.
Another winner said they too would quit their day job and look after their children and grandchildren.
The winning numbers for draw 1311 were 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, with the all-important Powerball number 15.
The players were part of a 10-share store syndicate which was sold at Nextra Willows News in Thuringowa Central.
Store owner Robert Amisano said he was pleased the money had been shared among several members of the community.
“It’s great to have some good news to talk about!”
Some of the entrants are unregistered meaning they are yet to know about their windfall.
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart urged people in the area to check their tickets.
“There could be a few people waking up tomorrow morning and going about their day with no idea they’ve just won $6 million," he said.
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