Nambucca Heads dad ready for the good life after "beautiful" $25 million Powerball prize
A hardworking Nambucca Heads dad is making plans to spend more time with his family and buy farm after discovering this afternoon he is now $25 million richer!
The local man in his 30s held one of the two division one winning entries across Australia in last night’s Powerball draw, draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017.
After a morning of wild speculation about who the region’s newest multi-millionaire winner could be, the man came forward to NSW Lotteries this afternoon with the winning entry.
“Oh it’s beautiful! It’s amazing! I don’t know what to think!” the man exclaimed.
“I was at work and I saw on Facebook that there had been a win in the region so I thought I better check my ticket.
“I just couldn’t believe it. I’m stunned. It’s beautiful!”
In addition to the mouth-watering division one prize of $25 million, the man’s PowerHit entry also delivered him division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $25,611,427.60.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s been a bit of a rough time lately,” he shared.
“With this win I can take some time off work, buy myself a farm and enjoy time with my family.”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 2-game PowerHit entry at Nambucca Heads Newsagency, 26 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.
Nambucca Heads Newsagency owner Warwick and Darlene Lean said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one winning entry.
Warwick said he had enjoyed answering the phone all day with the words “winning newsagency!”.
“This is the first one we’ve sold in 16 years! We’ve sold a few top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its but this is the first division one,” he said.
“So it’s taken a while, but what a great one to land!
“Our shop has been buzzing. We’ve been busy all day,” Darlene added.
“Everyone’s been congratulating us. The whole community is celebrating. It’s just been wonderful.”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017 were 26, 17, 2, 10, 25 and 23, while the all-important Powerball number was 5.
Across Australia there were only two division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1114, one from New South Wales and one from Victoria.
Last financial year, 18 Powerball division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $273 million.
During this time, the biggest individual division one Powerball prize was won by a syndicate of Queensland Government workers who took home $55 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 311 so far this calendar year, including 94 won by NSW Lotteries customers.