Woman strikes gold in Ballarat with $3 million Powerball windfall
A woman who was travelling around Australia struck gold in Ballarat when she stopped to purchase her winning 8-game marked Powerball entry that won her $3 million dollars.
The woman who was visiting from interstate stopped at Sebastopol Lotto & Cards, Shop 2, 42-45 Albert Street, Sebastopol on her journey home to place her regular lotto games and pick up her Powerball entry.
The woman’s 8-game marked entry was the only division one winning entry across Australia in last night’s Powerball draw, draw 1105 on Thursday 20 July 2017.
When a Tatts official phoned the woman this morning to break the life-changing news the woman admitted she had a suspicion why the Tatts official was calling.
“I have inkling to why you are calling – I think I know I’ve won!” the woman laughed.
“I had a look last night and I saw the numbers up the top and I said – my god I’ve got it!
“Thank you, thank you – I thank you!”
The woman admitted she had played the same numbers for years on her marked entry.
“I’ve had a few numbers I play on a regular basis and I’ve been playing those for years!
“I buy a Saturday Lotto in advance for every five weeks, so I stopped to put in my new Lotto’s and bought the Powerball ticket on the day of the draw!”
When asked how she planned to spend her Powerball windfall, the woman said that most of it would be shared with her family but she plans on treating herself to a new car.
Sebastopol Lotto & Cards manager Craig Edwards said the team were thrilled to have sold another winning division one entry.
“We’ve sold 12 large wins throughout the past 30 years or so and we are excited to add this one to the list!
“We’ve previously sold one other $3 million dollar ticket in 2013 so we are really excited to have made another millionaire!
“Every person who has come through our door this morning has been told we sold the winning Powerball entry and we are decorating the outlet to celebrate the news.
“We congratulate the winner again on their prize and wish them all the best with their new multi-millionaire status!”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1105 on Thursday 20 July 2017 were 23, 14, 22, 25, 15 and 5, while the all-important Powerball number was 9.
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 208 so far this calendar year, including 68 won by Tatts customers.