New South Wales nets $30 million Powerball jackpot: Payday for Newcastle and Cabratta winners
Powerball’s $30 million jackpot was shared among just two division one winning entries across Australia last night – both from New South Wales – with each taking home a massive $15 million windfall.
One winning entry was to a registered player who bought their ticket at Cabramatta East Newsagency, 150 Cabramatta Road, Cabramatta.
The second winning entry was a long-running, 25-member store syndicate from Newcastle City Newsagency, 142 Hunter Street, Newcastle.
The Newcastle syndicate, named “41 142”, inspired by the selling outlet’s address, has been running for several decades and has previously won a division one prize.
Each of the syndicate’s 25 members will receive a prize of $608,146.87 from last night’s draw.Newcastle City Newsagency owner Robyn Hudson said some syndicate members had already visited her outlet this morning to celebrate their win.
“It’s just fantastic news! Apart from the syndicate wins, we’ve also sold a $6 million Powerball winning entry in 2005 and a $2 million Saturday Lotto winning entry in 2007. It’s a very good store isn’t it!” she exclaimed.
“We put this syndicate on whenever the jackpot goes over $10 million and we have the same syndicate members returning each time.
“The syndicate members are from the local region and are aged in their 50s to 70s. Many are unregistered players so we look forward to breaking the news to them that they’ve won!”
The Newcastle syndicate’s winning entry consisted of a System 11 QuickPick.
Apart from the division one prize of $15 million, the entry also won 455 other divisional prizes worth $203,671.75.
Meanwhile, the other Powerball division one winning entry was purchased from Cabramatta East Newsagency and registered to a NSW Players Club card.
But exactly who the new Cabramatta multi-millionaire is will forever remain a mystery as the winner has chosen to remain completely anonymous.
The Cabramatta winner’s 6-game PowerHit QuickPick not only won division one, but also won division two 19 times. Other divisional prizes added another $441,560.35 to the winner’s $15 million division one windfall.
Cabramatta East Newsagency owner Thien Tran said his outlet was celebrating selling a division one winning Powerball entry.
It previously sold another $15 million Powerball winning entry in February 2009.
“It’s a great win for Cabramatta!” he exclaimed.
“Congratulations to the winner! I hope they enjoy their prize!
”At $30 million, last night’s draw was the fourth largest Australian jackpot this year.
The winning numbers in Powerball’s $30 million draw 1100 on Thursday 15 June 2017 were 28, 38, 23, 31, 24 and 6, while the all-important Powerball number was 12.
Apart from the incredible $30 million jackpot prize, a total of 557,277 prizes were won across Australia in divisions two to eight totally $12,443,916.60.
Powerball will offer a $3 million division one prize in next week’s draw.
Last night's Powerball winners take the Lott’s division one winning tally to 386 to date this financial year, including 108 won by NSW Lotteries customers.