A mystery Melburnian has won the entire $60 million Powerball jackpot tonight, but the identity of the new multi-millionaire remains a mystery.
The Victorian entry was the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1327 on 21 October 2021.
As tonight’s winning entry was not registered to a player card, the identity of the ticketholder remains a mystery and they may have yet to discover they’re now $60 million richer.
The Lott is urging all Victorians who purchased an entry in tonight’s Powerball draw to check their ticket and make contact to claim their prize.
The winning entry was sold from a Tatts outlet in inner Melbourne.
The win is Victoria’s second-biggest ever lottery prize. In August this year, a north Melbourne dad took home $80 million – the state’s biggest individual lottery win.
In addition to the $60 million division one winner, there were more than 2.023 million winners across divisions two to nine in tonight’s Powerball draw who collectively took home more than $34.29 million.
The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said she was eagerly waiting for Australia’s newest multi-millionaire to make contact and start the prize claim process.
“Someone has become an overnight multi-millionaire just as the city’s lockdown ended but possibly doesn’t know it yet,” she said.
“We can’t wait for them to discover this winning news! Just imagine how $60 million might change your life and the lives of your nearest and dearest.
“There are 60 million reasons why all Melbourne players who had an entry in tonight’s draw should check their ticket immediately.
“If you discover you’re holding the 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 Lott reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a player card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.
Victorian players have six months to claim their prize directly from Tatts. After this time, customers can submit a prize claim form to the Victorian State Revenue Office.
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1327 on Thursday 21 October 2021 were 7, 17, 11, 28, 30, 2, 27. The all-important Powerball number was 11.
Across Australia, there was one division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1327 – the entry from Victoria.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 365 so far this calendar year, including 134 won by Tatts customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, 17 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $519.8 million in prize money.
During this time, Powerball twice offered an $80 million jackpot – the biggest prize offered by any Australian lottery game.
Of the 17 Powerball division one winning entries in FY21, 10 landed in New South Wales, five in Queensland and two in Victoria.