Dalby’s missing instant millionaire has been located!
The lucky winner confessed he had been oblivious to the fact he held one of the two division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1134 on 8 February 2018.
In addition to his division one prize of $3 million, the man’s two-entry PowerHit entry also won division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $3,230,892.75.
The man says he’s only been playing these winning numbers on a PowerHit entry for the past six weeks after the newsagent gave him a PowerHit QuickPick and he kept using those numbers ever since.
So a week after his winning numbers were drawn, the man discovered he had been a multi-millionaire for the past seven days but didn’t know it.
“Bloody hell! Thank you!” the man exclaimed when his win was confirmed by a Golden Casket official.
“Yah, nah, that’s pretty good. I didn’t have a clue. I hadn’t heard there’d been a win in town.
“I can’t get my head around it.
“I just came in to buy the paper and buy a ticket for tonight’s Powerball draw!”
With his new multi-millionaire status still sinking in, the man didn’t quite know how he was going to use his windfall.
“Don’t know. Couldn’t tell you. I’ll pay the house off, go from there and think about it after,” he laughed.
“But I’ll definitely have a spring in my step today and be celebrating.”
While his bank account is about to receive a seven-figure boost, don’t expect this hardworking man to retire anytime soon.
“I’ve worked all my life and I still will,” he said.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning two-game PowerHit entry at Dalby Newsagency, 97-99 Cunningham Street, Dalby.
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