A red sports car, new house and holidays: Coffs Harbour’s $60 million Powerball winner reveals wish list
A Coffs Harbour man is ready to park a new sports car in the garage of his new house after scoring more than $60 million in last night’s Powerball draw.
The New South Wales player held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Powerball draw 1345 on Thursday 24 February 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $63,309,056.98.
The other division one winning entry from last night’s draw was from Western Australia.
The New South Wales multi-million-dollar winning entry was not registered to a player card, which meant we couldn’t contact the winner last night.
However, the middle-aged family man checked his ticket this morning, prompting immediate celebrations.
“Oh mate! It’s unbelievable!” he cried.
“It’s like a dream come true. I just never thought I’d win like this.
“I just checked my ticket earlier this morning. I scanned it on the app. I just couldn’t believe it. It came up as division one! Oh mate, it’s huge!
“I’ve started a wish list already. Straight up – a red sports car, a new house, holidays, you name it. I also really want to look after my family.
“It’s funny as I’ve been watching the news all morning, and they were saying someone’s won Powerball in Coffs Harbour. I’m sitting here thinking, ‘I can’t believe that winner is me!’.
“I’m going to have a weekend of celebrations with my family, but I still have to work today.”
The regular player’s winning entry was purchased at Coffs News, Shop 104, 92-98 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.
Coffs News owner Darren Girard said his entire team was celebrating the massive division one win.
“It’s so exciting for the winner,” he said.
“We’re a big part of the community, so to know a local has won is just amazing.
“Last night, we discovered we’d sold the winning ticket and we were over the moon. We barely slept a wink; we were up thinking about the win and what we could do to promote it.
“This is our biggest division one win, so it’s a big moment for us, too. Bring on the next big win!
“Congratulations to our winner. We appreciate their support and hope this multi-million-dollar prize makes a great difference to their life.”
In addition to the two division one winners in last night’s draw, there were 36 division two winners who shared more than $2.7 million, receiving $77,385.90 each. There were also 5,558,090 winners in divisions two to nine who collected $100,574,184.70 in prizes.
Western Australian lottery operator Lotterywest will be liaising with the Western Australian with the division one winning entry from last night’s draw.