Melbourne's $3 million Powerball winner to go boat shopping!

A man from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne was speechless when he realised his dream of cruising off in his own fishing boat could come true, after his entry in last night’s Powerball draw won a division one share of $3 million!

The stunned man had the wind knocked out of his sails when a Tatts Official broke the life-changing news this morning that he’d become a multi-millionaire overnight.

“Holy wow! I’m speechless! I’m a bit light headed actually!” the man exclaimed.

“Hold on, I need to get my breath back. Nothing is really registering from what you just told me… It’s too early to have a drink but I’ll have a second cup of coffee!”

The happy man said he couldn’t believe his dream of owning his own fishing boat would soon turn into a reality.

“Can you believe that the Melbourne Boat Show is on this weekend? I reckon I’ll be able to pick out the boat of my dreams – I’ll certainly be raising the bar on the budget!” he exclaimed.

“I’m a fishing nut so I’ll take my boat somewhere my partner can relax and I can cast a line – it’s a win-win!

“Of course I’ll also pay off my mortgage and outstanding bills as well!”

The man said he had his sporting legend Leigh Matthews in mind when he chose the winning Powerball number 3.

“I’m a Hawthorn supporter, so I reckon I owe Leigh Matthews a beer, because I picked the Powerball number 3 since he’s such a legend,” he explained.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his Pick 5 marked entry which won division one and other divisional prizes totalling $3,107,786.80 from The Source Newsagent, 217 Queen Street in Melbourne.

The Source Newsagent owners David Hynes and Holli Lawler were thrilled with the news they had sold a $3 million division one winning Powerball entry.

“I told Holli the news first thing this morning and she was just so excited! She’s probably still screaming,” Mr Hynes laughed.

“It’s been a bit of a flurry in here this morning with plenty of customers hearing about our $3 million Powerball winner.

“Holli and I are just wondering which one of us had the lucky touch and sold the division one winning ticket!

“Hopefully we can do it again soon, and maybe even sell a division one winning entry in the $10 million Oz Lotto draw on Tuesday night!”

There were two division one winning entries in the $6 million Powerball draw 1048 on Thursday 16 June 2016, each claiming a division one share worth $3,000,000. Along with the winning entry purchased in Melbourne, the other winning ticket was purchased in Western Australia.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1048 on Thursday 16 June were 11, 17, 37, 3, 24 and 29. The all-important Powerball number was 3.

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