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AustraliaThree winners claim record-breaking $110m Powerball jackpot

20:46  18 july  2019
20:46  18 july  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Powerball frenzy: One in three Australian adults expected to buy a ticket for the $80 million jackpot draw

Powerball frenzy: One in three Australian adults expected to buy a ticket for the $80 million jackpot draw The Lott anticipates up to one third of Australians will purchase a ticket for the eye-watering prize, to be drawn on Thursday evening.

Three winners claim record-breaking $110m Powerball jackpot Some people are just luckier than others. Three winning entries have shared the record-breaking $110 million Powerball jackpot, including a young Adelaide man who was considering drafting a resignation letter last night.

Two of the three tickets were purchased in Victoria and NSW and are yet to be claimed, whilst the Adelaide man answered the life-changing phone call to say he was $36.6 million richer on the second attempt to reach him.

As well as winning the division one prize of $36,666,666.67 the young man also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $37,602,912.27, Powerball operator The Lott said in a statement.

Lottery officials expecting a rush ahead of $80m Powerball draw

Lottery officials expecting a rush ahead of $80m Powerball draw An estimated one in three adults in Australia will have bought a ticket to tonight's $80 million Powerball draw. The jackpot is the second highest in Powerball history, coming after a seven-week streak of nobody winning the big prize. The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said they were expecting a mad dash towards the end of the day to get a ticket. "Leading up to the draw close on Thursday evening, it is going to be frenetic in store and online as Aussies scramble to get their hands on a ticket," he said.

"Wow," he said after a stunned silence.

"Thank you so much. That is incredible. I can't believe that. I am shaking so much.

"This is going to change so many lives.

"My heart is going a million miles an hour."

The anonymous new millionaire said he would share his new fortune with family and charities.

"I would love to take my family on a holiday," he said.

"I'm not sure where exactly I'll be going but I think a round-the-world trip might be on the cards. In fact, we could even do it first class.

"I'll also pay off my family's mortgages and donate heaps to charity."

Asked if he would be going to work on Friday, he joked he was contemplating drafting his resignation letter immediately.

"I might quit my job.

"I don't know, I'm still in shock. I just can't wait to get off the phone so I can call my family and tell them the news. I don't know if they'll even believe me."

The Victorian ticket was unregistered and the NSW entry was purchased online, so The Lott was unable to reach either winner last night.

In addition to the three division one winners, more than 3 million prizes worth more than $60.4 million were won in divisions two to nine.

Mystery Victorian Powerball winner claims $36.6 million windfall.
A modestly-dressed man wearing sunglasses walked into a Gisborne lotto store to claim his share of Thursday's record-breaking $110 million Powerball draw. A modestly-dressed man wearing sunglasses walked into a Gisborne lotto store on Saturday to claim his share of Thursday’s record-breakin Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au The mystery man had one of three division-one winning entries nationally, but he was the last to claim his $36.6 million windfall.

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