21 September 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Powerball Jackpot Shared By Three Winners
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Three new Powerball winners have been created after last week’s $6,000,000 draw. The Division 1 prize pool was shared by three lotto players hailing from New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia – and each Powerball winner has a bright future ahead!
The first Powerball winner was a retired man from the town of Gympie in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region, about 160km north of Brisbane. After searching for the Sunshine State’s Powerball winner for days following Thursday’s draw, lottery officials finally managed to get hold of the stunned pensioner, who had no idea that he was the missing winner.
“Holy hell!” he exclaimed. “You have really knocked my socks off!”
Local news had spread around Gympie that one of Powerball’s latest millionaires was amongst them, but couldn’t be reached with the amazing news due to incorrect contact details. The winning man said that he was sure his details were up-to-date, and therefore had no inkling that he had a $2,000,000 prize waiting for him.
“What am I going to do with $2 million?” he asked rhetorically, before saying that he would soon find something to do with the life-changing windfall. He told lottery officials that he had no plans to splurge and that he had been wearing the same shirt for the past 30 years. He indicated that he would have a good long think about how to use the money but that his life wouldn’t change.
“I think there’s a stubby in the fridge at home for me to celebrate with this afternoon!”
The winner’s ticket was purchased from a local newsagency in town and was one of three in the $6,000,000 Powerball draw on the 8th of September. All three Division 1 winners matched all 7 winning numbers plus the crucial Powerball number.
The second Powerball winner, a man from the southern Perth suburb of Cloverdale, had purchased his Division 1-winning ticket from a local newsagency and forgotten about it in his pocket for several days. After he saw the newsagency advertising a mystery Division 1 winner, he hurried home to check the ticket and realised he was $2,000,000 richer.
He reportedly celebrated the good news with “a steak and a couple of beers” and plans to put the money towards his mortgage and family.
The third Powerball winner purchased their 20-game PowerHit ticket from a local newsagency in Tuncurry, New South Wales and wishes to remain completely anonymous.
Historically, the odds of winning Powerball are higher than other popular Australian lotto games like Oz Lotto, but the trade-off is monster jackpots up to $70,000,000. You could be Australia’s next multi-millionaire, but you have to be in it to win it! Get your ticket online for Thursday’s Powerball draw.