$40 million Powerball jackpot shared by 10 Wentworth players
Ten players from the small New South Wales border town of Wentworth have each become an overnight multi-millionaire after their syndicate scored $40 million in tonight’s Powerball draw.
The 10-member store syndicate held the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1424 on Thursday 31 August 2023.
In addition to scoring division one, the syndicate’s PowerHit entry also scored division two 19 times, division eight 4 times and division nine, bolstering the group’s total windfall to $40,517,739.00
Each member of the syndicate took home a share worth $4,051,773.90.
Shares into the winning syndicate, called Syndicate 1, were sold at Wentworth Lotto and News, 55 Darling Street, Wentworth.
However, some members of the winning New South Wales syndicate may have yet to realise their good fortune, so make sure to check your tickets tickets as soon as possible.
When we reached out to one of the winning syndicate members tonight, the local resident confessed the news had sent her reeling.
“I just had a look! I can’t believe it!” she exclaimed.
“That's really good!
“We’re only a small town and it’s crazy to think there’s now 10 multi-millionaires here.”
Wentworth Lotto and News owner Rowan Congress said she was stunned but ecstatic that the big jackpot had landed in her small town.
“Oh, that’s beautiful!” she cried.
“That’s great news for Wentworth. We’re in the middle of nowhere!
“We’ve only been here for two years and this is the first division one win we’ve sold. How great that it’s a syndicate and lots of people get to share the prize.”
While we’ll be reaching out to those syndicate members who registered their entries, there are a handful of people with unregistered entries who may not yet know they’re part of this winning group.
These players don’t know each other as they simply purchased a syndicate share from their local outlet, but now they have one thing in common – they’re now all multi-millionaires.
If you purchased a share into a Powerball syndicate from Wentworth Lotto and News, now’s the time to check it! If you discover you’re holding a winning share, call The Lott on 131 868 to start the prize claim process!