A man has had the wake-up call most can only dream of, after discovering he has become a multimillionaire overnight, scooping the $17m Powerball jackpot.
A man has had the wake-up call most can only dream of, after discovering he has become a multimillionaire overnight, scooping the $17m Powerball jackpot.

Luckiest bloke in Australia totally oblivious to $17m win

A LOGAN man is planning to break the news to his family that he won more than $17 million by pulling into his driveway in a flash new car, after admitting he was completely oblivious to becoming an overnight multi-millionaire.

He held the only division one winning entry across Australia in last night's Powerball draw 1254, drawn last night scoring the division one prize of $17,361,060.30, but he says he almost didn't buy a ticket at all

The winning numbers were 24, 30, 25, 10, 9, 21 and 32 and the all-important Powerball number was 19.

The overjoyed winner is excited to use his prize to buy a house, a new car, travel the world when he can, and share it with his family and friends.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 8-game QuickPick entry at IGA Meadowbrook.

IGA at Meadowbrook.
IGA at Meadowbrook.

This morning, an official from the Lott called the winning man to break the news.

"Gosh, sorry, I am only just getting out of bed. I am still half asleep! I have been a bit lazy today," he explained.

"Wow! You are not pranking me, are you? I have a lot of friends that prank me!

"Oh my god! You can't imagine how much this means to me.

"I think I am going to pass out! This completely changes everything for me.

"I almost didn't buy a ticket, but then I thought 'why not?'! What a good decision.

"I don't think I will sleep for six weeks after this phone call!

"This is life-changing for my family. Thank you so much.

"I am not going to tell my family. I am just going to rock up to the house with some fancy purchase, maybe a new car, and see if they can guess we are now multi-millionaires!"

When asked how he planned to enjoy his multimillion-dollar prize, the overjoyed man said he already had a long list.

"I am definitely going to retire from work. I want to buy a house too and a new car," he said.

"I will share it with my kids and a few friends.

"I want to see the world! I have barely been anywhere."

IGA Meadowbrook owner Sam Rizk said he was celebrating making one of his customers a multi-millionaire.

"What incredible news!" he said.

"We wish our winner all the very best and hope he enjoys living life as a multi-millionaire.

"Hopefully, we have some more major prize wins soon!"

Across Australia, there was only one division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1254 - the entry from Queensland.

The Lott's division one winning tally has now reached 147 so far this year, including 45 won by Golden Casket customers.

In 2019, 14 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $541.87 million in prize money.

During this time, the biggest individual Powerball prize was $107,575,649.08, which was won by a Sydney healthcare worker in January.

 

Originally published as Qld man totally oblivious to $17M lotto win



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