Cairns couple claims $6 million Powerball prize!

Friday 27 June, 2014 - A couple in Cairns are staring down the barrel of retirement as multi-millionaires after claiming their $6 million Powerball prize from last night’s draw! 

Golden Casket spoke to the winning wife today who said she was having a hard time believing her good fortune. 

“I don’t know how to feel…I’m in shock! This is just incredible,” the winning woman said. 

“We’ll both be retired soon and we’ll be able to leave the prize money in the bank and live off the interest! 

“I can’t even think of what I’d like to buy with $6 million, maybe a new pair of shoes,” she laughed. “Please tell me that I won’t wake up tomorrow and realise this was all a dream?” she asked of a Golden Casket official. 

The couple purchased their division one winning Powerball 12-game QuickPick entry from Sheridan Street Newsagency at 126 Sheridan Street in Cairns. 

Incredibly, the $6 million Powerball prize was won the night after a Wednesday Gold Lotto prize of $1 million was won in Cairns. 

Golden Casket spokesperson Zoe Knobel said the Lotto winning streak could continue tomorrow night. 

“Lotto players in Cairns have the chance to make it a hat-trick of wins in one week with Saturday Gold Lotto’s $22 Million Superdraw tomorrow night!” Ms Knobel said. 

“The Lotto winning streak in Cairns began in January when a Wednesday Gold Lotto prize of $2 million was won with a ticket purchased from NewsExtra DFO Cairns. Five months later Golden Casket is still looking for that mystery multi-millionaire.

“Then in April, a work syndicate of 10 people shared a Saturday Gold Lotto prize of $580,000 also from NewsExtra DFO Cairns,” Ms Knobel said. 

“And this week of course there was a $1 million prize won in Wednesday Gold Lotto and $6 million won in Powerball the following night! 

“It’s looking possible that Far North Queensland will defend its title as ‘Queensland’s Lotto Hotspot’ for 2014!” 

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 945 on Thursday 26 June, 2014 were 20, 10, 33, 32, 2 and 9. The Powerball was 7.

Powerball will offer a $3 million division one prize next Thursday, while Oz Lotto has jackpotted to $10 million for Tuesday’s draw! 

Don’t forget it’s also Saturday Gold Lotto’s $22 Million Superdraw tomorrow night! Grab an entry from any Golden Casket outlet or online from Tatts.com for your chance to share in $22 million!