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Powerball Lotto $50 million jackpot winning numbers


Tonight’s $50 million Powerball jackpot has not managed to score a lucky winner, with the prize boosted to a whopping $80 million for next week’s draw.

The lottery draw 1259 winnings numbers include: 26 – 15 – 16 – 6 – 1 – 21 – 10.

One-in-six Australians are predicted to have gotten their hands on a ticket for the Powerball after the jackpot rocketed to $50 million after last Thursday’s Powerball draw.

The lucky numbers have evaded a winner for four weeks and the jackpot was the third biggest prize offered by any Australian lottery this year.

The last Powerball division one winner was crowned in May when a Logan man won $17 million and planned to break the news to his family by pulling into the driveway in a flash new car.

RELATED: Oz Lotto $30 million jackpot unclaimed

But the biggest winner of this particular game this year was a Port Macquarie man who pocketed a massive $80 million. The first thing this incredibly lucky winner did was buy his own brand new television.

“We certainly hope he’s enjoying that new TV and the rest of his $80 million prize,” The Lott’s Lauren Cooney said.

“We can’t wait to see where the next Powerball jackpot lands. Will the winning streak continue this Thursday for the Sunshine State or will the Powerball prize light up somewhere else in Australia? We will just have to wait and see.”

Powerball draw 1259 closes at 7.30pm AEST.

$1 MILLION CALL

Winning the lottery is the stuff of fantasies for most Aussies – but sadly, most of us will never know what it’s actually like.

But if you’ve ever wondered exactly what would happen if you received a life-changing call informing you that you’ve hit the jackpot, the mystery has just been solved.

That’s because Australia’s official lottery provider, The Lott, has just shared a recording of a phone call with a Queenslander who won a division one prize earlier this year.

The unnamed man – who was one of four division one winners – ended up pocketing a staggering total of $1,095,232.87.

In the clip, The Lott spokeswoman Lauren Cooney can be heard asking the man if he’d had the chance to check his online entry to the Saturday draw before confirming he was one of the lucky winners.

The clearly stunned man could respond with little more than a few expletives initially before telling Ms Cooney his “heart is just racing”.

He then told Ms Cooney he had “a good feeling” about the ticket, although he had no idea he had won big before the call.

“Oh, you don’t understand, that’s just amazing … oh my God,” he said.

“That’s just crazy, it made my day. I was actually having a cr*p morning, thank you very much.”



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Oz Lotto $30 million jackpot winning numbers


Tonight’s $30 million Oz Lotto draw is set to jackpot yet again after failing to score a division one winner.

The winning numbers for tonight’s 1376 draw are: 28 – 26 – 17 – 39 – 1 – 44 – 38. The supplementary numbers are: 14 – 41.

It comes after no one won last week’s draw which saw tonight’s prize jackpot to $30 million. Next Tuesday’s draw 1377 will now jackpot to $50 million.

So far in 2020, nine players have won the Tuesday drawn division one prize for a combined $76 million, with the largest taken home by a Parramatta man who pocketed nearly $17 million.

But The Lott’s Lauren Cooney said her favourite winner of the year was a Wagga Wagga family who collected $15 million.

“The family had no idea their dad had been secretly buying lottery tickets for the family for decades, always hoping they’d one day share a big lottery prize,” she said in an email to news.com.au.

RELATED: The Lott shares call to $1 million lottery winner

“I had to bring the family together on a conference call to break the news and half of them didn’t even know they had a ticket in the draw, so you could imagine the shock and surprise when I told them they’d won $15 million.

“We’re looking forward to seeing if we crown the country’s biggest Oz Lotto winner of the year tonight.”

$1 MILLION CALL

Winning the lottery is the stuff of fantasies for most Aussies – but sadly, most of us will never know what it’s actually like.

But if you’ve ever wondered exactly what would happen if you received a life-changing call informing you that you’ve hit the jackpot, the mystery has just been solved.

That’s because Australia’s official lottery provider, The Lott, has just shared a recording of a phone call with a Queenslander who won a division one prize earlier this year.

The unnamed man – who was one of four division one winners – ended up pocketing a staggering total of $1,095,232.87.

In the clip, The Lott spokeswoman Lauren Cooney can be heard asking the man if he’d had the chance to check his online entry to the Saturday draw before confirming he was one of the lucky winners.

The clearly stunned man could respond with little more than a few expletives initially before telling Ms Cooney his “heart is just racing”.

He then told Ms Cooney he had “a good feeling” about the ticket, although he had no idea he had won big before the call.

“Oh, you don’t understand, that’s just amazing … oh my God,” he said.

“That’s just crazy, it made my day. I was actually having a cr*p morning, thank you very much.”



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Sole ticket snares $20m Powerball jackpot: Lottery draw 1249


A ticket holder in Victoria has won the $20 million Powerball jackpot.

The winning numbers for Thursday’s draw, number 1249, were 32, 35, 3, 18, 7, 6, 14.

And the Powerball was 2.

One Victorian ticket won the jackpot of $23,686,120.08. Three others won the Division 2 prize of $155,140.10 each.

The Powerball jackpot rocketed to $20 million after going unclaimed for three weeks.

Two division one winners this year have won a combined $140 million.

RELATED: $80 million jackpot winner left in tears

The winner of the last $20 million figure in March last year relied on a serendipitous method to pick his lucky numbers.

“I dreamt of these numbers a few years back and I’ve kept playing them on Powerball ever since and they finally came up,” the winner said at the time.

“I dreamt these numbers about 30 years ago. It was a very vivid dream and I saw every number in plain sight.

“So I thought I’d better play them on the lottery. I didn’t know which game to play but the amount of numbers I saw in the dream worked well with Powerball so I guess that dream paid off.”

Last month, a man from the Port Macquarie region who had been impacted by the drought and devastating bushfires pocketed the entire $80 million Powerball jackpot.

He said he was overwhelmed by the huge windfall and would spend his money on a new television, having always been left with poor reception and minimal access to stations.

“This is huge for my family,” he said.

“We’ve been through a rough trot. We’ve been battling the drought for years and were affected by the bushfires earlier this year.

“With so much going on in the world right now, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed!”

He said the strict social distancing measures wouldn’t dampen his celebrations.

“Actually, I’ve been socially isolating since I retired so I’m pretty good at it,” the New South Welshmen said.

No Australian had ever won an $80 million Powerball prize before, with previous jackpots of this prize being shared.

In addition to the $80 million division one prize, a total of 1,916,815 winners won more than $33.9 million in divisions two to nine. This included five division two winners, who each took home $188,293.35.



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