Sunshine Coast woman claims $35.9 million Powerball prize!

Friday, 22 August 2014 - A Sunshine Coast woman was so overcome with emotion she could barely speak after Tatts Lotteries confirmed her unregistered ticket in last night’s Powerball draw had won a staggering $35.9 million! 

The new multi-millionaire, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted she was unaware that there was a missing $35.9 million Powerball winner on the Sunshine Coast and only discovered she’d won when she checked her numbers this afternoon. 

“I’m feeling a little sick at the moment! I’m just waiting to wake up from this dream!” the stunned winner exclaimed. 

“I honestly never thought I’d win in last night’s $70 million Powerball draw. I think the most I’ve ever won in lotto is about $20! So this is unbelievable! 

“I can actually retire! I’ve wanted to retire for some time now.” 

The new multi-millionaire said she was too overwhelmed to say what she plans to do with her staggering $35.9 million Powerball windfall but did reveal she wants to share the prize money with her family. 

The winning Powerball 12-game QuickPick was purchased at The Lucky Charm Noosaville, Shop 1069a in Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, 28 Eenie Creek Road in Noosaville. 

Last night two entries shared in Powerball’s mind-blowing $70 million jackpot draw with each entry winning a first division share worth $35,904,620.67! 

Aside from the winning entry sold in Noosaville, the other first division Powerball prize was claimed by a group of workmates from Western Sydney. 

The 15-member syndicate purchased their winning Powerball entry from Bonnyrigg Plaza Newsagency, Shop 22 in Bonnyrigg Plaza, Bonnyrigg Avenue in Bonnyrigg. The syndicate won a total prize of $36,013,700.12 thanks to their System 9 entry type and each winner will claim a share of $2.4 million. 

The winning numbers in Powerball’s $70 million jackpot draw 953 on Thursday 21 August 2014 were 32, 8, 5, 40, 19 and 7 and the all-important Powerball number was 12. 

Powerball will offer a $3 million division one prize in next week’s draw. 

Players have another opportunity to win big with a $15 million Oz Lotto jackpot this Tuesday, 26 August.