One Australian is starting 2021 $9.8million richer after scoring the division one jackpot in the New Year’s Eve Powerball – so are the lucky numbers yours?
- One lucky Australian has won the New Years Eve $9.8million Powerball draw
- Ticket is unregistered, with officials scrambling to unite winner with their cash
- Winning ticket was bought at the Lucky Crow Lotto in Wagga Wagga, NSW
- Lucky numbers in NYE Powerball draw 1285 were 1, 11, 28, 8, 7, 2 and 16
A lucky Australian is starting 2021 $9.8million richer after winning the division one jackpot in the New Year’s Eve Powerball.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Lucky Crow Lotto in Wagga Wagga, but officials have no way of contacting the lucky recipient as the ticket is unregistered.
The winning numbers in New Years Eve Powerball draw 1285 were 1, 11, 28, 8, 7, 2 and 16.
The Powerball number was 7.
One lucky Wagga Wagga resident is starting 2021 as a millionaire after winning the NYE $9.8million Powerball (pictured: stock photo of lotto ticket)
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to unite the mystery winner with their multi-million-dollar prize.
‘A Wagga Wagga resident or visitor is destined for a much more rewarding 2021 after pocketing more than $9.8 million tonight’.
Mr Hart said the individual just needs to check their ticket and realise they’re the winner.
‘Surely becoming a multi-millionaire on New Year’s Eve would give you an extra reason to celebrate tonight… and for many days, weeks and months to come,’ he said.
Mr Hartt said previous winners have found winning tickets in peculiar places and is encouraging everyone to check tonight for their ticket.
‘Make sure you check your wallet, handbag, fridge door, or anywhere else you may have stored your tickets’.
The winning numbers in New Years Eve Powerball draw 1285 were 1, 11, 28, 8, 7, 2 and 16 and the Powerball was 7
Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, 14 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $526.29 million in prize money.
Of those 14 division one winning entries, seven were won in Queensland, four in New South Wales, two in Victoria and one in South Australia.