Lone victor scoops $50m Powerball prize

Irving Hamilton
June 9, 2018

The man in his 30s has admitted he didn't sleep a wink last night after checking his online entry before bed, realising he was the sole division one victor from Australia from last night's $50 million Powerball draw.

When an official made contact with the victor this morning, the man confessed he already knew the life-changing news, having checked his entry after the draw last night.

"I'm dumbfounded. I can't get the smile off my face".

Although one person has won a whopping $50 million, there was a total 1.2 million winners last night, sharing in a combined $72.3 million.

The victor was a 30-year-old man who lives in Canberra and he told Powerball that he didn't sleep a wink last night.

Waking up to the news that some person has won the entire Powerball first division prize of $50 million and it could be you (if you bought a ticket) is better still.

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Thursday's Powerball draw in which the Canberra man became an instant multi-millionaire.

His win is the second largest by an individual entry in 2018.

But it falls short of the largest Powerball win claimed by a single entry in Australia.

The winning numbers in the June 7 draw were 34, 30, 14, 32, 22, 24 and 23.

The male victor, in his 30s, checked his online entry before going to bed and was stunned to find he was the sole victor of the giant division one draw.

At the end of last month, there was a total of $63 million in unclaimed division one lotto prizes across Australia.

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