One lucky Aussie is still unaware they’re now a multi-millionaire as more details are released about the lottery win.
One lucky Aussie is still unaware they’re now a multi-millionaire as more details are released about the lottery win.

New details about mystery $80m winner

If you purchased a lotto ticket from Dromana Authorised Newsagency in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula then it's time to check your numbers.

More information has been released in a bid to track down Thursday night's Powerball draw mystery winner, who is yet to come forward and claim their $80 million lottery prize.

The winning numbers were 33, 2, 32, 31, 28, 21 and 26, while the all-important Powerball number was 12.

The mystery winner held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Powerball draw 1260.

But because the winning entry was not registered to a Tatts Card, lottery officials have no way of contacting them to share the news.

It's the single biggest lottery win in Victoria and the third biggest in Australia ever in Australia.

The winning ticket was sold from Dromana Authorised Newsagency. Picture: Google Earth
The winning ticket was sold from Dromana Authorised Newsagency. Picture: Google Earth

It's also the second time this year that the $80 million Powerball prize has been won, with a man from Port Macquarie winning the same prize money back in March.

Dromana Authorised Newsagency owner Paul Fancett said he was "absolutely thrilled" to have sold the winning $80 million ticket.

"We've sold a few division one winning entries in the past, but it's been a few years since we've had a win," he said in a statement.

"We've never had a win as big as this! Our previous largest win was $1 million, so this certainly blows that out of the water."

There can be several reasons why a lotto winner may not come forward to claim their prize money, according to the Lott spokeswoman Bronwyn Spencer.

"Previous winners have told us that despite hearing of a massive win, they simply did not think it could happen to them, so they didn't check their ticket," she said.

It’s the single biggest lotto win in Victorian history.
It’s the single biggest lotto win in Victorian history.

"Other winners have explained that they thought they purchased it at a different outlet or into a separate draw, while others had forgotten entirely they had purchased one at all.

"Even if you don't think you've won, or you think you purchased it at another outlet or for another draw, make sure you check your ticket."

The $80 million Powerball winner comes after a record $50 million Oz Lotto win on Tuesday, which took two days to be claimed.
A North Sydney winner claimed the jackpot after purchasing the ticket from Inlet Newsagency on the NSW south coast.

Incredibly it had been the first lotto ticket she had ever bought and had purchased the winner while on holidays.

She realised she was the mystery winner after eventually checking her entry online.

"We've been on holidays in Sussex Inlet and my friend called me just before and said to me 'I think the newsagency you bought your Oz Lotto ticket from sold the $50 million winning entry',:" she said.

"So I jumped online and checked my ticket.

"I can't believe it. I'm shaking. Jesus Christ. This is incredible!

"Oh my god. I'm shocked, so shocked.

"My heart is beating so hard, I'm pacing around.

"I feel like I could have a heart attack!"

After confirming the win with lottery officials, the stunned woman declared that she would "definitely keep working" despite her newly bulging bank account.

Originally published as New details about mystery $80m winner


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