Strange inkling prompts Canberra dad to answer $60 million Powerball call on first ring
A Canberra dad wasted no time discovering his $60 million Powerball win tonight, answering the call on the first ring because he had a “feeling” it was lottery officials with life-changing news.
The ACT resident held the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1363, drawn Thursday 30 June 2022. He scored the division one prize of $60 million.
In addition to winning division one, his marked PowerHit entry also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $60,701,558.85.
“Are you serious!?” he exclaimed when we called to confirm his prize.
“I’m laughing. I’m lost for words. I’m pacing around.
“I can’t believe it.
“I’m going to have a heart attack.
“You know what? I had a feeling it was The Lott calling me! I thought, ‘They’re going to call me at 8.30pm tonight’. Wow! Wow! Wow!"
The winner joked his family might take some convincing of his good fortune so asked us to be on standby should he need to confirm the windfall.
“I’ve been dreaming of this day forever,” he exclaimed.
“I play all the same numbers all the time. They were inspired by my family.
“I’m going to retire.
“I have children and a very large family. They’re going to be looked after. I can’t believe it. Oh my god!
“It’s been a tough year. This is life-changing.
“I’m going to pay off some bills and enjoy living debt-free. I’m going to take a long-overdue holiday with my family.
“I can’t believe it. I’m shaking!”
His winning marked PowerHit entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.
In addition to the ACT division one winner, there were 1,762,781 wins in divisions two to nine that scored $32,000,515.95.