Dad unknowingly carries $50m ticket in his wallet for two days

Irving Hamilton
August 20, 2018

"I hope the victor checks their ticket soon".

"While we are unable to confirm the win with either of our winners, we can guarantee that when they discover the news, their life is set to change when their bank balance balloons by a whopping $50 million", spokesman Matthew Hart said in a statement.

"It's insane! It's a lot of money to win", he said.

After hearing the Riverwood victor from Thursday's Powerball draw was from the Bankstown area on Saturday, the man - who wishes to remain anonymous - urged his son to check the winning numbers against the ticket that had been in his wallet for the past two days.

"The reason we've seen queues out the door is we've all got that hope and it's nice to dream", Dr Jenkinson told AAP.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Broadarrow Newsagency in Narwee.

Owner Mandy Tiaw said was thrilled her customer had come forward to claim his prize.

"It's very unexpected. I've only had this store for less than two months", she said.

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"I've only had this store for less than two months so it's awesome to have such a big win so soon".

The Lott said the Sydney entry was unregistered while the online entrant hadn't supplied complete contact details.

Up to one-in-three Australian adults are said to have had an entry in Thursday's record-breaking draw.

The other division one victor from the draw was a Melbourne man in his 20s, who discovered his good fortune yesterday morning.

If they are the victor, they are urged to keep the ticket safe.

1-31-32-47-56, Mega Ball 3, Megaplier 2x.

So far in 2018, there have been 13 Powerball division one winning entries worth $274 million across Australia.

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