A Penrith dad has been revealed as the mystery Sydney winner who scored a slice of the record-breaking $160 million Powerball draw.
The man held one of the three division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1380, drawn Thursday, October 27 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $53,333,333.34.
The unsuspecting winner only checked their entry this morning and was oblivious to the fact that lottery officials were on the hunt for a mystery multi-millionaire in the region.
“Really? Are you sure! Holy sh*t! This is amazing!” he yelled after an official from The Lott confirmed his life-changing win.
“I told my family, ‘I think I might have won division one’, but no one believed me. Tell you what, they believe me now!
“Oh my god, my family’s life just changed in a second.
“It hasn’t been an easy time for us lately, so this is just incredible.
“To think I almost missed out on getting an entry into the draw. I had to rush out and grab one yesterday before the draw closed!
“This means so much to me. I’ll finally be able to buy a home for my family, my kids can have whatever they want for Christmas, and we’re secure and set up for life.”
The Sydneysider’s winning entry was sold at TSG Cranebrook, Shop 11, 80-98 Borrowdale Way, Cranebrook.
TSG Cranebrook team member Sam Tannoury said he was over the moon his outlet had sold a multi-million-dollar winning ticket.
“It’s wonderful news! This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold,” he said.
“It’s great to see a win land in our outlet and in our region.
“Congratulations to our winner! We wish him all the very best with his prize!”