The Smithfield gentleman was 1 of two winners of the $80m jackpot but The Lott experienced been not able to contact him mainly because the mobile phone quantity he experienced registered with had the erroneous quantities in it.
“I didn’t know I’d won,” he mentioned right after his prize was verified this morning.
“I checked my ticket on the weekend. I might heard there was an additional Powerball winner they have been trying to call. I even mentioned to my close friend, ‘we’ll hardly ever gain, only outdated people today win’.
“They stated you’d been ringing but I did not get a get in touch with. There was a digit incorrect on my cell quantity.”
The small business owner also discovered he turned up to his place of employment even even though he understood he experienced scooped a massive prize.
The person procured his winning ticket from Dublin Road Newsagency on Dublin Avenue, Smithfield.
Newsagency operator Thuy Nguyen mentioned the consequence was “superior than we could have ever imagined”.
“This is the 1st time we have ever bought a division just one successful entry and it is a $40 million prize,” Mr Thuy stated.
“We’ve been waiting around to make a person of our customers a division one particular winner and it is excellent we now have.”
The other winner was a lady from Campbelltown who purchased her $7.50 ticket in Leppington.