A winning entry from Victoria took home the entire $ 20 million Powerball jackpot in Thursday night’s draw.
A ticket holder in Victoria won the $ 20 million Powerball jackpot.
The winning numbers in Thursday’s draw, number 1249, were 32, 35, 3, 18, 7, 6, 14.
And the Powerball had 2.
A Victorian ticket won the jackpot of $ 23,686,120.08. Three others won the Division 2 prize of $ 155,140.10 each.
The Powerball jackpot shot up to $ 20 million after going unclaimed for three weeks.
Two Premier League winners this year took home a total of $ 140 million.
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The winner of the latest $ 20 million figure in March of last year relied on a chance method to pick his lucky numbers.
“I dreamed of these numbers a few years ago and have continued to play them in Powerball ever since and they finally came,” said the winner at the time.
“I dreamed of these numbers about 30 years ago. It was a very vivid dream and I saw each issue in plain view.
“So I thought I’d better play them in the lottery. I didn’t know what game to play, but the number of numbers I saw in the dream worked well with Powerball, so I guess that dream paid off.
Last month, a man in the Port Macquarie area who had been hit by drought and devastating bushfires pocketed the entire $ 80 million Powerball jackpot.
He said he was overwhelmed by the huge windfall and would spend his money on a new television, having always had poor reception and minimal access to stations.
“It’s huge for my family,” he said.
“We had a difficult trot. We have been battling drought for years and were hit by bushfires earlier this year.
“With so much going on in the world right now, I feel a little overwhelmed! “
He said the strict social distancing measures would not dampen his celebrations.
“I’ve actually isolated myself socially since I retired, so I’m pretty good at it,” said the New South Welshmen.
No Australian has ever won an $ 80 million Powerball prize before, with previous jackpots for that prize being split.
In addition to the division one prize of $ 80 million, a total of 1,916,815 winners took home over $ 33.9 million in divisions two through nine. This included five division two winners, who each took home $ 188,293.35.