One winning entry purchased in Queensland has won the entire out-of-this-world $55 million Powerball jackpot tonight!
The only division one winning Powerball entry is not registered to a Winner’s Circle card so the identity of the newest multi-millionaire winner is a complete mystery!
Tatts Group Lotteries spokesperson Elissa Lewis urged customers who purchased unregistered Powerball entries in Queensland to check their tickets as soon as possible to discover whether they are the country’s newest Powerball multi-millionaire!
“If you discover you’re holding one of the division one winning tickets – please keep it in a safe place and phone Tatts Group Lotteries on 131 868 to start the process of claiming your prize," Ms Lewis said.
“For the mystery ticket holder who has won the entire $55 million division one prize, when they discover their life changing windfall it will a moment they will never forget!
“Tonight’s win is the second largest win on a single ticket in Powerball history! The standing record for the largest Powerball win claimed by a single entry in Australia was set in January 2016 when one ticket purchased in Hervey Bay won $70 million in Powerball draw 1025.
“While there was only one division one winning entry in tonight’s $55 million Powerball jackpot it was the biggest jackpot on offer to date this year and millions of customers around the country purchased an entry for the chance to win a share in the whopping prize pool.
“It is also the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in Australia’s history, with the current record standing at $80 million which was set in July 2009.”
The numbers drawn tonight in Powerball draw 1077 on Thursday 5 January, 2017 were 36, 8, 23, 39, 31 and 6 and the Powerball was number 15.
Powerball will offer a $3 million division one prize in next week’s draw.