The Sydney winner of a half a $100 million Australia Powerball jackpot has come forward two days after the Melbourne man who claimed the other half.
On Friday, a man in his 20s from Melbourne claimed $50 million from Thursday evening’s Powerball drawing, and now the man from Sydney who bought the other winning ticket has also come forward. The winner is reported to be a ‘hardworking dad’ from Riverwood in the south of Sydney, and he is said to have been carrying his $50 million Powerball ticket around in his wallet for two days. Another man from Sydney said he was walking around with a $3.8 million winning Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot ticket for weeks before he claimed his prize.
The lottery winner was shocked to discover that he was one of two $100 million Powerball winners, and he told lottery officials that he was still in a state of disbelief. “Oh yeah mate, I’m in a bit of shock to be honest!” the lucky winner told Australia Powerball officials. “It’s just been in my wallet the whole time. I’m guarding this ticket with my life.” A EuroMillions winner from Suffolk in England also left his ticket in his wallet for a whole month.
The lucky winner told lottery officials that he’d going to use his $50 million to retire early and make sure that his loved ones are set up for their futures. “I didn’t scream at the news. I won’t scream until I have it all in my hand!” he joked. Another Sydney man recently won the Oz Lotto five times in three months, and recently he revealed several tips which have helped him on his way.
The regular lottery player said that he usually checks all of his Australia Powerball tickets in one go every few weeks, but after hearing that the other $100 million winner was still out there, he asked his son the check the numbers online. “It’s crazy! It’s a lot of money to win,” he said, adding that he’s going to make sure to get financial advice before doing anything major with the money. A Californian man who won $10 million on a scratch card earlier this year was set for early retirement after his big win.
The winning ticket was purchased from Broadarrow News agency in Narwee, and the owner said that he was delighted to hear that her customer had finally claimed his prize.
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