Thornbury man's 'mind boggling' $3 million Powerball win
A Thornbury man has spent his Australia Day long weekend planning how to spend his $3,000,000 division one Powerball prize after taking home the entire jackpot.
The thrilled man was the only division one winner in Powerball draw 1132 on Thursday 25 January 2018.
In addition to the huge jackpot prize, the Thornbury man’s System 9 entry won division three 18 times, division five 45 times and division six 20 times, bolstering the winner’s prize to $3,062,894.25.
Speaking with a Tatts official this morning to confirm the win, the man described how he discovered he had become a multi-millionaire.
“Mind boggling isn’t it? I’m still shaking,” the man laughed.
“I checked my tickets on Thursday night, I was just sitting here by myself as my wife was out.
“I thought I had four numbers and the Powerball and I thought bugger I’ve got five, and I looked again and I had the lot!
“I was shaking so I called my wife and said ‘You’d better come home - I think I’ve won Powerball.’
“It’s just staggering. I’m very happy!”
When asked how the man planned to spend his Powerball windfall he confessed he already had a few ideas of how it would be spent.
“My wife has been pre-planning on what we can do for four days!” the man laughed.
“The kid’s housing loans will be paid off and it will definitely change our retirement plans.
“We’ve always wanted to go on the Ghan, so we’ll do that but mostly we’ll just enjoy setting the kids up.”
The regular player also revealed that despite this being his only division one win, he had come close to winning division one previously.
“I go to the same Tatts place every week, but when I was away for Christmas and I didn’t put my usual numbers on at my usual outlet and they won division one!
“So I missed out on that one but bugger me dead – a couple of weeks later I’ve cracked the Powerball!
“I owe the lady at the counter as I usually buy two separate tickets but she asked me if I wanted it on the same ticket and then it won!”
The regular player purchased his winning System 9 QuickPick Entry at Lucky Draw Lotto, Shop SB093, Preston Market, Earle St, Preston.
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1132 on Thursday 25 January 2018 were 23, 24, 40, 10, 13, and 1, while the all-important Powerball number was 13.
Across Australia there were only one winning entry in Powerball draw 1132.
Last financial year, 18 Powerball division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $273 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 253 so far this financial year, including 111 won by Tatts customers.