Bogan Shire home to Powerball’s $10 million winner!
A central western New South Wales woman from the Bogan Shire said she’ll be starting a very long ‘to do’ list after scooping the entire $10 million division one prize pool in last night’s Powerball draw!
The ecstatic new multi-millionaire had a sleepless night after checking her ticket last night and realising she had all the winning numbers and had guaranteed the all-important Powerball number with her PowerHit entry.
“This doesn’t happen to me!” the winning woman exclaimed in disbelief.
“I watched the draw last night and then sat down to check my ticket. I thought to myself no this can’t be – I’ve got this number, this number, and this one too.
“It felt so surreal when I realised I had all the winning numbers and I’d won Powerball!
“I stayed up last night thinking I might get a phone call from NSW Lotteries but in the end I fell asleep on the lounge.
“I woke up early this morning and I’ve been waiting for you to call and tell me this is for real.
“My family makes do but our world has definitely changed now that I’ve won Powerball! Oh the things we can do now!
“I’m going to sit down today and start planning. First up is getting rid of the bills, then the house needs some attention and I want to share with my family.”
The ecstatic Bogan Shire winner wishes to remain anonymous and requests privacy as she begins her life-changing journey as a new multi-millionaire.
By playing a PowerHit entry, the winning woman was guaranteed the winning Powerball number and won an additional $261,754.45 in divisional prizes, bringing her total prize to $10,261,754.45.
The winning PowerHit40 entry was purchased at Nyngan Newsagency, 94 Pangee Street in Nyngan.
The win is expected to be the talk of the town for some time within the Bogan Shire which has a population of a little over 3,000.
Graham Jackson and Angela Smith are the owners of Nyngan Newsagency and were over the moon when they discovered they’d sold their first division one winning ticket.
“I had a busy morning and didn’t know until I got a phone call from another newsagent to say congratulations on selling the winning ticket in last night’s Powerball draw,” an excited Mr Jackson said.
“We’re so excited and there will be such a buzz around town once news spreads that we sold a $10 million winning Powerball ticket.
“We have a new shop so it seems the new fitout has proved to be a winning move for us. There are a couple of local footy teams playing in the semi-finals this weekend so fingers crossed the winning continues!
“We’d like to congratulate our division one winning customer and we wish them all the best in the future as a new multi-millionaire.”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1058 on Thursday 25 August 2016 were 12, 39, 22, 32, 25 and 24. The Powerball number was 11.
Powerball will offer a $3 million division one prize pool for next week’s draw.