Black Friday now a 'lucky charm' for Powerball winning couple!

Friday 13 May 2016 - A retired couple from the southern suburbs of Melbourne got the surprise of their lives this ‘Black Friday’ morning when they discovered that their entry in last night’s Powerball draw had won division one!

The excited husband and wife, who are brand new millionaires, were thrilled with the news of their $1.5 million division one prize but admitted that given it was Friday the 13th they were initially a bit dubious.

“When I received a phone call from a Tatts Official this morning, I jumped online and checked my numbers straight away since I was quite curious and it seemed to be too good to be true!” the man exclaimed.

“So I was already in a lot of shock before they got the chance to deliver the news of exactly how much I’d won. I had to write it down because, my goodness, there were a lot of figures - $1,692,005.45!

“I normally check my ticket leisurely sometime during the day, but not normally this early in the morning,” he laughed.

“I played a Powerhit entry with numbers I marked on the coupon at random, and I actually just renewed my Tatts Card recently too, so I’m really glad that I did!”

The happy wife said they wouldn’t waste any time before kicking off the celebrations.

“This is just fantastic isn’t it! We can’t wait to celebrate, so we’ll be getting a bottle of champagne to pop ASAP!” she exclaimed.

“Black Friday is now definitely a lucky charm for us and we’ll now always remember it as the day we found out we became millionaires!

“Getting a brand new car is the first thing on our Powerball wish list but other than that, we’ll take some time to think it over.”

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning 1-game PowerHit marked entry which also claimed a division two prize from Dundas Place Newsagency, 188A Bridport Street in Albert Park.

Virginia Clark is a co-owner at Dundas Place Newsagency and said that there was a real buzz in the store this morning as customers came in to see if their numbers had come up.

“Everyone that has come in this morning to check their tickets has been crossing their fingers and wondering ‘Could it be me!’ – there’s been a real air of excitement in the store today!” Ms Clark exclaimed.

“This Powerball win is great for our store and our customers, particularly for the couple who’s done it and cracked the division one prize!

“It’s great to have been part of a $1.5 million division one win and have a fresh new win to tell our customers about!”

There were two division one winning entries in the $3 million Powerball draw 1043 on Thursday 12 May 2016, each claiming a division one share worth $1,500,000.00. Along with the winning entry purchased in Albert Park, the other winning ticket was purchased in Queensland.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1043 were 8, 10, 26, 19, 18 and 36. The all important Powerball number was 5.

Players can guarantee getting the Powerball number by playing a PowerHit entry type. And, like a System entry, a PowerHit gives you more chances to win multiple prize divisions. So with a PowerHit, to win division one, you only need to match the first six winning numbers!

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