The quirky urge. A funny tingle. That little voice in your head. These are your gut feelings talking. But what are they telling you, and should you listen? Well, when it comes to the winning the lottery, you should. Just like a a Hamilton man, who recently gave new meaning 'to following your gut', when he won $9.3 million on Oz Powerball.
The winner who has opted to remain anonymous, stopped in to buy something to eat and while doing so decided to buy a lotto ticket at the same time.
"I was on my way home from working up in Auckland for the day and decided to stop in Otahuhu to grab some takeaways for dinner," explained the winner.
"I had a bit of time up my sleeve while I waited for my meal to be ready, so I popped next door and bought a Lotto ticket - I tucked it in my wallet and forgot about it."
It wasn’t until Monday, when he popped in again to curb his hunger pains that he remembered the Oz Powerball lotto ticket in his wallet and decided to double check if he had won anything.
"I hadn’t had a chance to have breakfast, so decided to pick up a mid-morning pie to fill the gap," said the winner.
"When I went to the counter with my pie, I handed the tickets in my wallet to the man at the Lotto counter and joked ‘I have the winning ticket, mate’.
"He put the ticket into the machine, then stared at me and said ‘you have - you’ve won it!’ I was sure he was joking until he handed me a little slip of paper with $9,333,333 printed on it. I was absolutely gobsmacked."
The latest Oz Powerball lotto winner immediately called his wife to tell her that they have won the lotto. She was at work at the time and told him that she did not believe him.
"When I finally convinced her that I wasn’t joking, she just burst into tears. Then we dreamed about all the ways our lives would change and all the good we could do with the winnings. It was a really special moment."
It didn’t take long for them to start planning what they would do with their new found wealth. Number one on the list and something dear to the couple was to give something back to the community.
"We’re part of a really tight-knit community and we want to use some of our winnings to make life easier for those around us as well.
"We already have a big list of things we want to do over the coming months - it’s really exciting!
"We want to organise 500 food hampers that we’ll have delivered to families in our area come Christmas time and we have a list of charities and groups we want to help.
"It’s something we always said we’d do if we won and it’s so exciting to be able to make those dreams a reality."
The winning Oz Powerball lotto ticket was sold at Downtown Dairy in Otahuhu, Auckland.
The lucky couple are the 8th Oz Powerball winners for 2015!
Oz Powerball Results
Looking at the latest Oz Powerball results, we see that no one managed to match the latest winning numbers that took place on the 6th August 2015. The winning numbers were: 5 - 7 - 16 - 17 - 25 - 26 and Powerball 17.
The Oz Powerball jackpot is currently standing at $7,300,000 for this Thursday’s draw.
How To Play Oz Powerball:
To play the Oz Powerball lotto game, online lottery players select 7 numbers.
The main numbers consist of 6 numbers from a possible 40 and 1 from a possible 20, which is known as the Powerball number. To take home the jackpot, a players needs to match all 7 numbers drawn. The Oz Powerball takes place every Thursday evening.
With the biggest Australian Powerball jackpot won being a whopping AUD$80 million, make sure you buy your Oz Powerball ticket today and stand a chance to join the ranks of the rich and famous!