The search is on for a Penrith Powerball winner who is $53 million richer this morning.
The unregistered entry was one of three winning tickets in the record-breaking $160 million draw last night.
This winning entry was not registered to a player card, which means lottery officials have no way of reaching out to the newly-minted multi-millionaire. Instead, they must wait for the ticketholder to check their ticket and discover the life-changing news themselves.
The winning ticket was purchased at a NSW Lotteries outlet in Penrith.
The Lott spokesperson James Eddy said he was eagerly waiting for the mystery Sydney Powerball winner to check their entry and make contact to start the process of claiming their prize.
“We are thrilled to see three division one winning entries share this record-breaking jackpot tonight,” he said.
“Of course, we were hoping to reach out to all of our division one winners to break the incredible news, but unfortunately, we will have to wait for our New South Wales winner to come forward.
“Just imagine how more than $53 million might change your life and the lives of your closest family and friends. We can’t wait for them to discover this incredible news!
“There are 53 million reasons why all New South Wales players who had an entry into tonight’s draw should check their tickets.
“If you discover you’re holding a division one winning entry, hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process!”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1380 on Thursday 27 October 2022 were 10, 4, 12, 18, 2, 34 and 7. The all-important Powerball number was 7.
Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1380 – one each from New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.