Three lucky Australians will sleep more than $ 36 million after winning a share of the $ 110 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday night.
The jackpot was won by three winning participating divisions, from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales – who each took home a total prize of $ 36,666,666.67.
A young man from Adelaide was lost for words when receiving a phone call just before 9 p.m., with news that he is now a multi-millionaire after scoring a third of the $ 110 million prize.
In addition to winning the coveted division, a prize of $ 36,666,666.67, the excited winner also scored two division 19 times, making his total prize of $ 37,602,912.27.
The winner – who wants to remain anonymous – could not speak at the start.
& # 39; Wow, & # 39; he finally said after a moment of stunned silence. & # 39; Thank you very much! That is incredible. I can't believe that. I shake so much, & he said.
Three lucky Australians go to bed $ 36 million richer after winning a share of Thursday night's $ 110 million Powerball jackpot
& # 39; This is going to change so many lives! I certainly did not expect this call!
& # 39; Like everyone who buys a ticket, you never think it will really happen to you. My heart goes a million miles per hour, & he said.
When asked how he wanted to enjoy his Powerball windfall, he said sharing with family and charities was the priority: & # 39; I would like to take my family on vacation! & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I am not sure where exactly I am going, but I think a journey around the world is coming. In fact, we can even do it first class!
& # 39; I will also pay off my family's mortgages and donate to charity. & # 39;
As to whether the winner would work tomorrow, he joked that he was considering drafting his letter of resignation immediately.
& # 39; I can quit my job & # 39 ;, he laughed. & # 39; I don't know, I'm still in shock! I just can't wait to call so I can call my family and tell the news. I don't know if they will even believe me! & # 39;
The $ 110 million jackpot on Thursday night was won by three winning entries, from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales
The enthusiastic winner bought his QuickPick Powerhit entry online at thelott.com.
Lottery officials still have to make contact with the other two division one winners of tonight's draw and urge all players in New South Wales and Victoria to check their tickets.
Lott Bronwyn Spencer spokesperson said that two Australians might be more than $ 36 million richer tomorrow and don't know it yet.
& # 39; Imagine you go to a multi-millionaire and you don't know? That is the reality for two Australian lottery players tonight after they scored Division 1 in tonight's Powerball draw! & # 39; she said.
The Division A winning entry from Victoria is not registered, which means that Lott officials have no way of contacting the winner to break the news and have to wait until they come forward to claim their prize.
& # 39; While the entry for New South Wales was purchased online, we unfortunately do not have the full contact information, so we cannot say a good word tonight, & # 39; Mrs. Spencer.
& # 39; That's why we encourage everyone in New South Wales and Victoria to check their submissions, as they may be the multi-millionaires we are looking for!
She said that anyone who discovers that they have access must hold on to it and call The Lott at 131 868 to begin the process of claiming their prize.
In addition to the winners of the three divisions, two to nine in total won 3,519,175 prizes worth more than $ 60.4 million.
A young man from Adelaide is the first of the winners to be notified, while Lott officials urge the people of South Australia and New South Wales who have bought a ticket to check their numbers
The winning numbers in Powerball 1209 tie were 6, 13, 1, 11, 23, 27 and 16, while the most important Powerball is 11.
The winning combination of the Lott division has now reached 196 this calendar year.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, 10 Powerball Division won one winners in Australia $ 398,575,649.10 in prize money.
This included a Sydney woman who scored a Powerball payday in January of more than $ 107 million, the largest individual individual lottery prize ever.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2018, 74 million winners took home a total of $ 2.7 billion in prize money, including Saturday Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno and Instant Scratch Hair.
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