One lucky lottery player from Keilor East in Victoria, Australia, has become $25 million richer! The winner took home the Oz Powerball jackpot in the draw that happened on the 21st of September 2017. The winner has children and grandchildren, so she intends to spoil her whole family!
The Oz Powerball winner was one of two players who matched all the winning numbers to take home a jackpot. The winner has asked to remain anonymous because she doesn’t want to attract any unwanted attention.
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Her winning Oz Powerball ticket was bought from Milleara Mall Lotto in Keilor East. The lucky grandmother matched all of the following winning numbers: 10-17-23-25-26 and the Powerball 5. The total jackpot at the time was $50 million, but due to another player also matching all those numbers correctly, she had to share it down the middle. The other lucky Oz Powerball ticket sold came from New South Wales and they still have to come forward to claim their prize.
The Grandmother found out about her win after a Tatts Lottery official called her to tell her the amazing news. Before they told her she had just won half of a massive jackpot, they advised her to sit down, given her age. She replied confidently, “I don’t need to sit down. I’m here and I’m ready!”
The $25 million Oz Powerball winner says she has been playing the lottery for many years but so far, hasn’t won anything yet. She said she’s been waiting for the day when someone from Tatts lotto would call her to tell her she’s just become a millionaire.
Some lottery players don’t play for very long before their first big win, but for most players, it takes a few years. The only way you can be sure that you’re in it with a winning chance, though, is to make sure you have tickets for each draw. That’s the only way you can make sure you’re doing everything in your power to become a lottery millionaire. For example, Judy Finchum from Colorado has been playing the lottery for many years until her $133 million Powerball jackpot came along last month.
The Milleara Mall Lotto owner, Jovan Petrovski, said she was thrilled to have sold the winning Australian Powerball ticket. “We are so excited to wake up to the news that we sold such a huge division-one winning entry,” she explained.
Many locals frequent the store, so you can imagine that the news about the winning $25 million ticket led to some celebrations all morning! All their customers were told the amazing news, which helped give them hope for their future wins someday. It also helps the store-owners, because their lottery kiosk is now seen as a lucky charm, bringing back more excited players.
“Congratulations to our winner. We wish them all the best with their life-changing prize,” added the store owner. This is the latest big Oz Powerball win in the state of Victoria after two syndicates won more than $1.4 million in a Tatts Lotto draw.
The happy grandmother wants to use her winnings to buy a new home and spoil her children and grandchildren over the coming weeks. You can imagine how lucky those kids are to have a grandmother who’s a multi-millionaire!
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This article forms part of our Oz Powerball Resource Centre.