Twitching eyebrow prompts Springwood $15 million Powerball winner to check his ticket!
A twitching eyebrow prompted a hardworking Springwood man to check his Powerball ticket on the weekend, leading him to discover he was the winner of last week’s $15 million jackpot!
The winner said he was at work on Saturday when “something hit me” and he felt the need to check the Powerball ticket, which he had kept in his car.
While Golden Casket officials were unsuccessful in contacting the man last Friday, they were able to confirm his multi-million dollar win this morning.
The registered ticket was purchased from Watland Street 727, 41 Watland Street, Springwood.
It was the only division one winning entry in Australia from Powerball draw 1090 on Thursday 30 March 2017, delivering a prize of $15 million!
“I’m so happy thank you so much!” the ecstatic winner exclaimed.
“I saw all the blocked numbers on my mobile on Friday, but when I checked the voicemail I couldn’t hear anyone.
“Then on Saturday I felt something hit me. My eyebrow was shaking on the right hand side and I went to my car and checked my ticket during the break.
“I started going through the numbers and they were all there. I thought ‘oh my God! It’s mine!’.
”The man plans to use his massive windfall to set himself up with a home, a new car and some investments, but will also help his family.
“This is a very big change! I’ve been thinking about it all over the weekend. I haven’t had much sleep!” he confessed.
“At first I will buy a house and then maybe a good car. I’ve always dreamt of having a Range Rover. I’d have never hoped in all my life that I would be able to have a car like that.
“I’d love to go to Hawaii and also travel around Australia too. I’ve never been to Western Australia or Darwin.”
It’s the second time local convenience store Watland Street 727 has sold a division one winning Powerball entry. In 2012, it sold the entry that won a Brisbane southside couple a division one prize double the size, of $31 million.
Watland Street 727 owner Khai Le said the outlet was celebrating its second Powerball division one winner.
“It’s pretty lucky for us to have two big division one Powerball wins,” he said.
“Congratulations to the winner! I hope they enjoy their big prize!”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1090 on Thursday 30 March 2017 were 30, 1, 5, 7, 19, 28 and 6. The all-important Powerball number was 6.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 302 so far this financial year, including 72 won by Golden Casket customers.