The recent winner of an $8million Powerball jackpot owes it all to his late father, after using his dad’s trusted numbers to win the division one prize.
The man, from Greenfield Park in western Sydney, has been putting the same numbers on the Powerball draw for the past three years.
And on Thursday night they came good for him in a big way, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The lucky winner cleaned up the entire division one Powerball prize using the exact numbers his late father had played for 20 straight years.
A man from western Sydney took out the $8 million Powerball jackpot using the exact same numbers his late father used to play
The man claims to have been playing the same lottery numbers for three straight years, after his father used them for 20 years before he died
‘I’ve been using these numbers for my late father, believe it or not,’ said the man.
‘He said: ‘Keep putting the numbers on for me, they may come good for the family’ and it seems he was right.’
The newly made millionaire pointed out that his dad ‘always did the right thing by his family’ – and declared that he would put the winnings toward ensuring that the family was well looked after.
‘He always said it was his hope that he could help the family, so now it has come true.’
The winning numbers were 9, 5, 32, 13, 33, 4 and 25, and the Powerball number was 7.
The lucky winner cleaned up the entire division one Powerball prize, and said he would use the money to look after the family like his father always did
The man purchased the entry to Thursday’s game at Greenfield Newsagency, where even the staff seem to be celebrating the win.
‘Oh my god. I opened this morning and saw the message that we had sold the division one prize,’ said staff member Gina Chen.
‘The blood went to my head!’ she laughed. ‘We’re so happy for our winner!’
Across Australia, there were 404,527 winners across all nine divisions in that game. Those winners took home a sum total of $14,757,268.30 in prize money.
The winning entry was purchased at Greenfield Newsagency, in Sydney’s west – where staff were ecstatic to discover that they’d sold the division one prize