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Powerball winner comes forward after winning $50MILLION in a record-breaking jackpot in Brisbane

‘I am speechless!’ Sydney dad comes forward as the SECOND lotto winner and reveals he only bought his ticket at the last minute – as details emerge about the third unclaimed ticket

  • Two Powerball winners have come forward after scoring themselves $50million 
  • A Brisbane man and a Sydney dad both held one of the three division one tickets
  • The third winner still remains a mystery as the entry was not registered to player

Two Powerball winners have come forward after scoring themselves $50million in the record-breaking lottery jackpot.

An inner-city Brisbane man and a Sydney dad both held one of the three division one winning tickets from Thursday night’s record-breaking Powerball draw.

The other lucky Australian who won a share of the $150-million lotto jackpot may not even realise they are a multimillionaire. 

A Sydney dad woke up Friday morning and checked his ticket (pictured), discovering the life-changing news 

The Sydney dad woke up Friday morning and checked his ticket, discovering the life-changing news.  

He said he was still trying to get his head around the news he’d woken up a multi-millionaire. 

‘I am speechless. How would anyone feel? I don’t even think this is real at the moment. 

‘My god. I just told my wife. She was getting the kids ready for school and she does not believe me. I only bought my ticket last minute when I was at work yesterday because everyone else was buying them.’ 

The Brisbane man said he didn’t sleep after finding out he had won one-third of the jackpot.

When asked how he planned to enjoy his incredible $50 million prize, the man was overwhelmed with emotion. 

‘Well I’d love to build a house,’ he said. ‘I’d really love to take some time off work to spend some quality time with my family and do some travelling. 

‘The rest, I’m going to have to wait and see. 

The identities of the other multi-millionaires remain a mystery (stock image)

The identities of the other multi-millionaires remain a mystery (stock image) 

‘I need to let the news sink in.’

Two Queenslanders and one person from New South Wales have won $50 million each after the winning numbers were drawn on Thursday night.

‘Of course we were hoping to reach out to these winners… to break the incredible news but unfortunately the two Queensland division one winning entries are unregistered and so far we have been unable to get in touch with the New South Wales online winner,’ The Lott spokeswoman Bronwyn Spencer previously said. 

‘These three players have become overnight mid-week multi-millionaires but possibly don’t know it yet,’ she said.

There were also eighteen division-two winners who have won almost $126,000 each.

The winning numbers were 26, 4, 17, 5, 18, 8, 31 and the Powerball was 9.

The prize jackpotted from $100million after no winners claimed the first division prize in last week’s draw.  

Lottery officials said around half of all adult Australians entered the Powerball draw, which eclipses the previous record prize of $107.6 million which went off in January. 

The Powerball website temporarily crashed last night as punters raced to get last minute online tickets in the record prize draw.   



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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