Search for mystery winner of unclaimed $55m Powerball prize


Clean out your wallet and check the fridge for a $55 million Powerball winning ticket that’s yet to be claimed, more than four months after the draw.

Tattslotto spokesman Matt Hart said it could be a local or even a visitor who’s yet to discover they are multi-millionaires from the January 11 draw, but so far, there’s been no takers.

“We do have people come forward days, months or years after … usually in the wallet or on the fridge is where it normally tends to be,” Mr Hart said.

The mystery winner of Australia’s largest unclaimed prize bought their ticket at Scole Lotto and News in Brunswick, in Melbourne.

The winner of the $55 million jackpot still hasn’t come forward. Source: Twitter/TattsLotto

If the money isn’t claimed after six months, it will go to Victoria’s State Revenue Office, but the ticket owner can still come forward thereafter and take their winnings.

The winning numbers were 32, 7, 5, 34, 38 and 11, while the all-important Powerball number was 12.

Meanwhile a Wangarratta dad is set to hang up his work boots after discovering he had won nearly half a million dollars in Saturday’s Tatts Lotto draw.

The man held one of the nine division one winning entries nationally from the draw – five of which were from Victoria. Each entry took home the division one prize of $461,555.44.

“I’ll be debt free! I’ll pay the house off,” he said.

“I’ll keep working for a little while but not as hard. This will set me up for life. I’ll be retiring a few years earlier than I was going to.