14 November 2018, By Melissa Cowan
Gold Coast Man Becomes $60 Million Powerball Winner!
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A Gold Coast retiree has bagged himself $60 million after the $60 million Powerball draw on the 8th of November, 2018. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, took home the entire Division 1 prize after being the only person to successfully pick all 7 winning numbers plus the Powerball number in draw 1173.
$60 Million Powerball Winner
The retired winner, who lives in Burleigh Heads, told officials he’d share his winnings with his family, and although retired, he said he’ll make the most of his Division 1 prize.
“I’m retired, but I’m young enough that I will still have plenty of time to enjoy it… I’m over the moon. It’s just life-changing. I’m shaking.” he said.
This is the second largest Division 1 prize ever won by a single entry in Australian lottery history! The largest Division 1 prize was collected by a Hervey Bay couple in 2016. It’s also the first time in 5 years the $60 million Powerball prize has been won.
When asked if he played Powerball regularly, the winner revealed he played on large jackpots but had never won a prize of this size.
“I usually grab a ticket when there is a large jackpot… I have been playing it on and off since the game started and have never won anything more than $600!” he said.
The winning numbers for Powerball draw 1173 were 29, 35, 12, 30, 17, 23, 15 and the Powerball was 10.
How do I play Powerball?
Want your chance at becoming Australia’s next Powerball winner? The first step is deciding which Powerball game you’d like to play. There are four Powerball games you can choose from.
A standard game is made up of 7 main numbers and 1 Powerball number. Each standard game gives you one chance of winning a prize.
A system allows you to play more numbers than a standard entry, providing you with an entry covering every combination of the numbers you have chosen. This type of entry allows players to increase their chances of winning a prize by playing a wider range of number combinations.
Syndicates give you more chances to win by covering a greater combination of numbers and sharing the cost between the members of a group. Playing more games increases the chance of winning a prize. If the syndicate ticket wins a prize the total prize will be divided equally among all of the members of the syndicate.
A PowerHit ticket increases your chance of winning Powerball by automatically playing every possible Powerball number. You’ll choose 7 numbers from 1 to 35 and the computer will use these numbers across 20 games – one for every possible Powerball number.
Next Powerball draw
The next Powerball draw is now open! Get your ticket online now to be in with a chance to win!