A lucky lottery winner has scooped a $30million Powerball jackpot – but they might not know it just yet.
The winning ticket was bought at a Tatts outlet in in the surrounding suburbs of Hobart.
It was the only ticket that won Division One of the draw last night.
Everyone in Tasmania who entered the last night’s draw is urged to check their tickets (Stock image)
The winner, whose identity is unknown, is yet to come forward and collect the prize money.
Lottery company Tatts, which operates Powerball, is urging everyone who bought a entry ticket in Hobart for last night’s draw to check their tickets.
They urge the winner to come forward and collect the prize money.
‘We can’t wait to confirm the incredible news with our mystery winner and unite them with their prize,’ Tatts spokesperson Bronnie Spencer said.
‘The mystery winner could be walking around with the winning entry in their back pocket and not even know it.
‘That’s why we are encouraging all players to check their ticket either online, via the Lott app or in an official Tatts outlet to see if it could be them.
‘If you discover your numbers are the winning ones make sure you hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process.’
The winner of last night’s Powerball draw is urged to come forward and claim the prize money (stock photo)
Due to the fact that last night’s Powerball winner had not registered to a ‘Tatts card’, the person’s identity is unknown.
A ‘Tatts card’ is issued by the company to members of their ‘Players Club’.
When purchasing a Tatts lottery ticket, Players Club members can register the ticket to their Tatts card.
If a Players Club member wins the lottery and the winning ticket is lost or stolen, the winner can contact Tatts and block anyone else from using the ticket to collect the prize money.
‘We encourage all of our players to register their entries to a players card,’ Spencer said.
‘Not only does it ensure we can call you with the life-changing news but it also means the prize is secure and should anything happen to that all important ticket, the prize can still be paid.’
A Tatts card protects lottery winners’ prize money if their winning tickets are stolen or lost (stock photo)