The store where the mystery winner of Oz Lotto’s $50 million jackpot purchased their winning ticket has been revealed.
One lucky entrant won Tuesday evening’s entire division one prize, but the elusive winner has yet to claim their reward.
Two days after the life-changing draw, The Lott announced the winning individual purchased their ticket from Leumeah Newsagency, in southwest Sydney.
The entry was not registered to a player card meaning officials have no way to contact the ticket holder and break the mind-blowing news, officials said in a statement.
They have urged anyone who purchased a ticket from Leumeah Newsagency to check their ticket immediately.
Two previous division one winners sold at same store
Owner of the outlet Ben Van Cao said he was thrilled to have sold the division one winning entry.
“Wow. That is very good news. Very, very good news. We are so excited. We’ve sold two division one winning entries in the past but nothing ever this big,” Mr Cao said
“This is by far the biggest prize we’ve ever sold so we are thrilled. We hope we can unite the winner with their prize soon.”
The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said last month an Ipswich woman claimed an unregistered $50 million Powerball prize a week after the draw.
“She confessed even though she had heard there had been a winner locally she simply didn’t believe it could be her,” Ms Spencer said.
“Thankfully she checked her ticket just in case and she is currently enjoying her multi-million dollar prize.”
“That could be a reality for our Leumeah player if only they would check their ticket either online, in store or via the Lott app and discover they are the winner we are searching for.”
Ms Spencer also reminded players of the importance of registering their tickets to a player card.
“We recommend all players register their entries to our free membership service to ensure their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win,” she said.
The winning numbers were 5, 32, 22, 13, 20, 25 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 21 and 23.
The jackpot skyrocketed to $50 million after the top prize went unclaimed for six consecutive weeks.
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