Powerball's $50 million payday for New South Wales and Victorian players
Two Australians have this morning awoken as the nation’s newest multi-millionaires after sharing last night’s out-of-this-world $50 million Powerball jackpot.
There were only two division one winning entries across Australia in last night’s Powerball draw, draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017. Each received a division one prize of $25 million.
One winning entry was held by a Keilor East grandmother who purchased her entry at Milleara Mall Lotto, Shop 42A, Milleara Shopping Centre, Cnr Milleara Road and Buckley Street, Keilor East.
The other was an unregistered New South Wales customer who purchased their entry at Nambucca Heads Newsagency, 26 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.
While the Lott officials have delivered the dream-come-true news to the Victorian winner, they are eagerly waiting to hear from the New South Wales winner.
As the Nambucca Heads entry was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, officials have no way to contact the winner.
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact the Lott as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
Australia’s Official Lotteries - the Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said last night’s Powerball jackpot was one of the most hotly anticipated draws of the year.
“Last night’s Powerball jackpot was the equal second-largest jackpot offered to date this year and yesterday outlets across the country reported brisk Powerball trade right up until the draw close,” he said.
“Today we look forward to breaking the winning news to our two new multi-millionaires!
“Most importantly, if you bought an entry in last night’s Powerball draw in Nambucca Heads in New South Wales, there are 25 million reasons why it would pay for you to immediately check your entry.
“Imagine winning $25 million, but not knowing it! I suspect your weekend plans will change dramatically once you hear the news!”
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.