A Gold Coast retiree has taken out the $60 million Powerball jackpot in a single day, the second-largest division one prize ever gained by a single entry in Australian lottery.
The person, who wished to stay nameless, mentioned he purchased the entry in a spur-of-the-moment resolution, having performed Powerball on and off and beforehand by no means successful greater than $600.
Thursday evening’s jackpot has solely been topped by a $70 million Powerball prize gained by Hervey Bay grandparents in 2016. The $60 million Powerball jackpot has not been gained since 2013.
The winner, who lives in Burleigh Heads, mentioned he would share his winnings along with his household.
“Is that this a joke? You’ve bought to be kidding me, absolutely,” he advised the official who had phoned to offer him the information.
“That’s unbelievable. I’m a bit shocked. I don’t know what to say. I’m staggered. I can’t get my head round it.
“It’s a dream. You enter it and also you don’t count on to win it. I’d higher grasp on tight to my ticket.
“Almost certainly I’ll share it with my household and go on an actual (sic) good vacation.”
Though retired, the person mentioned he was “younger sufficient” to have loads of time to get pleasure from his windfall.
“I’m over the moon. It’s simply life-changing. I’m shaking. I don’t count on to get a lot sleep tonight.”
The ticket was purchased at Nextra Burleigh City Information, which additionally bought one other successful entry value $1.three million in March this 12 months.
Two division two winners additionally took dwelling greater than $350,000 every in Powerball draw 1173 after the successful numbers of 29, 35, 12, 30, 17, 23, 15 and a Powerball variety of 10 have been drawn.
This 12 months, there have been 15 successful division one Powerball entries throughout the nation who’ve shared in $364 million of prize cash.