27 October 2017, By Huw Robinson
Tradies Down Tools After $16.4 Million Powerball Win
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On October 19, a Sydney tradie was overjoyed when he discovered that he and his five workmates are now Powerball winners! They had become multimillionaires after winning the $16.4 million Powerball jackpot.
The young tradie who is in his 20s received news from lottery officials with a phone call quite early on Friday morning that they had the winning numbers: 11, 34, 17, 31, 8, 9 and the most important number 16 (being the Powerball number). Upon hearing the news, he was beyond shocked.
“Are you kidding me?!” he exclaimed.
“Oh my god! That’s mad! Sweet!
“How do I get it?”
Not only had the group won the $15 million dollar jackpot, they had also won multiple divisions which brought their total to $16.4 million.
The young tradie, who is responsible for delivering the life-changing news to the other five syndicate players said, “I don’t think they’ll believe me. Every time I usually tell them, ‘boys, we’ve lost again!”.
The six friends had only started buying their tickets early in the year and purchased their winning 50-game marked entry online.
When the young winner was asked about what he would do with his $2.73 million share, he said.
“Bugger going back to work!”. “We’re all hardworking… except for one of us,” he laughed.
“We’re all going to quit at the same time! I’m never going to work again! I’m going to put the money to work to buy a house, buy another house and start building”.
He did also say that it was quite likely that the other guys who were all very hard workers would most likely spend their money on paying off loans and getting ahead.
In September, two lucky Powerball winners shared the division-one $50 million Powerball jackpot. Including a grandmother from Keilor East and an unregistered New South Wales customer.
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