Everyone dreams of winning the lotto. But for some, a Powerball prize is a dream come true! One lucky Oz Lotteries customer was over the moon to learn he had won Division 2 in Powerball draw 1234, resulting in a stunning $228,118.70 prize! We spoke with him and wanted to share his incredible story.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was born in Nigeria before moving to Australia over 20 years ago. Now living in Sydney with his wife and kids, our customer spoke happily about his job as a disability support carer. However, he has worked a wide range of jobs over his time, doing whatever it takes to put food on the table for his family.
One day, he decided to play a 10 x Standard Game Powerball ticket. Incredibly, one game matched every main number drawn. It was only the single Powerball number that he missed. While our player may not be the latest millionaire, he had just won over $228,000!
He first noticed something had happened when he saw a message on his phone late at night. Dismissing it as a scam message, he went back to sleep. Fortunately, the next morning he checked the number and realised it was real! We loved speaking with him, learning his story, and hearing about how his family and church all celebrated with him.
“I’ve never won anything before! It’s so hard to believe!”
The winner explained that one of his brothers in Nigeria is in poor health with a bad disease. Having been in hospital for a long while, he is due to undergo his 4th operation. Our winner said his first thought was being able to financially support his brother and his care back in Nigeria. The Powerball prize also means he can afford to fly home and see his family.
With the rest of the funds, he hopes to buy a townhouse in Sydney to properly accommodate his family, and set them up for the future. He also intends to donate some of the win to bushfire victims, having already collected with his family.
For your chance to win a Powerball prize, make sure you get your ticket for the next draw.