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Mystery $80m winner: Powerball players urged to check their ticket

The NSW resident is the first winner to claim an $80 million prize all on their own. Was it you?

A mystery individual has woken up $80 million richer but could be completely oblivious.

Lotto officials have been unable to make contact with the winner of Thursday night’s giant Powerball draw to break the incredible news." data-reactid="13">Lotto officials have been unable to make contact with the winner of Thursday night’s giant Powerball draw to break the incredible news.

The player, from NSW, held the only entry with all seven winning numbers and the all-important Powerball number needed to win the division one prize.

Someone in NSW woke up $80 million richer on Friday morning. Source: The LottSomeone in NSW woke up $80 million richer on Friday morning. Source: The Lott
Someone in NSW woke up $80 million richer on Friday morning. Source: The Lott
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“While the entry was purchased online, unfortunately we don’t have their complete contact details so we are unable to make a mind-blowing phone call to them,” The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said.

“That is why we are encouraging everyone in NSW to check their entries because they may be the multi-millionaire we are searching for.”

Ms Cooney said this individual was the first Australian to win an $80 million prize on their own, with previous jackpots being shared between others.

A total of 1,916,815 other winners won more than $33.9 million in divisions two to nine, including five division two winners, who each took home $188,293.35.

The winner is the first sole winner of an $80 million prize in Australia. Source: The LottThe winner is the first sole winner of an $80 million prize in Australia. Source: The Lott
The winner is the first sole winner of an $80 million prize in Australia. Source: The Lott
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It’s estimated up to one-in-three adult Australians had an entry in Thursday evening’s 1245 draw.

This was the second Powerball division one winner of the decade and the largest Powerball jackpot offered so far this year.

The numbers drawn tonight in Powerball draw 1245 on Thursday 26 March 2020 were 14, 21, 16, 12, 1, 29 and 27 and the Powerball number was 7.

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