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The Powerball winners who didn’t blow their cash on luxury items after receiving a life-changing sum

Australia’s newest batch of instant multimillionaires refrained from splurging their lottery wins on Rolls Royces and fancy holidays in European five-star hotels.

Far from being greedy, the Powerball winners, who took home enough cash to buy a waterfront mansion in Sydney’s ritzy eastern suburbs, cared more about other people than themselves.

The Tatts Group, which is in charge of the Australia’s biggest lottery prizes, has revealed how mega-lottery winners instead used their jackpot windfalls to help their families and the homeless.

Far from being greedy the Powerball winners, who took home enough cash to buy a waterfront mansion in Sydney’s ritzy eastern suburbs, cared more about other people than themselves

One man from western Sydney, who won a staggering $50 million in May last year, used his division one jackpot to feed the homeless and unemployed in his community with free, hot meals.

‘His long-held passion project was to use his catering expertise to help feed the needy,’ Tatts Group spokeswoman Bronnie Spencer said.

A young mother from Lewisham, in Sydney’s inner-west, who won $20 million in March this year, used her winnings to work fewer hours for the sake of her kids.

One man from western Sydney, who won $50 million last year, used his division one jackpot to feed the homeless and unemployed in his community with free, hot meals (stock image)

One man from western Sydney, who won $50 million last year, used his division one jackpot to feed the homeless and unemployed in his community with free, hot meals (stock image)

A young mother from Lewisham, in Sydney's inner-west, who won $20 million in March this year, used her winnings to work fewer hours for the sake of her kids (stock image) 

A young mother from Lewisham, in Sydney’s inner-west, who won $20 million in March this year, used her winnings to work fewer hours for the sake of her kids (stock image) 

‘Her Powerball win was the catalyst for her and her husband to work less and spend more time with their children,’ Ms Spencer said.

Another Powerball winner from Nambucca Heads, on the New South Wales north coast, bought a farm for his family with his $25 million win.

Another man from Melbourne’s inner-north, used his Powerball win to holiday in Australia, taking a train trip from Adelaide to Darwin.

‘A train enthusiast from Thornbury, Victoria, was ready to pack his bags and board The Ghan – the first of many luxury holidays he was planning with his Powerball prize,’ Ms Spencer said.

Another Powerball winner from Nambucca Heads, on the New South Wales north coast, bought a farm for his family with his $25 million win (stock image)

Another Powerball winner from Nambucca Heads, on the New South Wales north coast, bought a farm for his family with his $25 million win (stock image)

In the 12 months to May 2018, 19 division one winners across Australia took home more than $258 million in Powerball prize money. 

New South Wales was home to eight winners, compared with seven in Victoria and four in Queensland.

On Wednesday night, Powerball is offering a massive $20 million jackpot, which if not won, will climb even higher.   

‘While we hear reports that overseas lotteries winners blow their winnings, Australian Powerball division one winners know they are on a once-in-a-lifetime journey and are keen to make the most of it by playing by their own rules,’ Ms Spencer said. 

A man from Melbourne's inner-north, used his Powerball win to holiday in Australia, taking a train trip from Adelaide to Darwin 

A man from Melbourne’s inner-north, used his Powerball win to holiday in Australia, taking a train trip from Adelaide to Darwin 



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