The Smithfield person was just one of two winners of the $80m jackpot but The Lott experienced been not able to make contact with him because the cellular telephone quantity he experienced registered with had the incorrect numbers in it.
“I didn’t know I’d won,” he reported following his prize was confirmed this early morning.
“I checked my ticket on the weekend. I’d listened to there was an additional Powerball winner they ended up trying to call. I even claimed to my mate, ‘we’ll never get, only old persons win’.
“They claimed you would been ringing but I didn’t get a simply call. There was a digit completely wrong on my mobile selection.”
The small enterprise owner also revealed he turned up to his area of work even nevertheless he understood he experienced scooped a major prize.
The person purchased his profitable ticket from Dublin Road Newsagency on Dublin Avenue, Smithfield.
Newsagency proprietor Thuy Nguyen mentioned the result was “superior than we could have at any time imagined”.
“This is the to start with time we’ve ever offered a division one particular profitable entry and it is really a $40 million prize,” Mr Thuy mentioned.
“We have been ready to make a person of our customers a division one particular winner and it can be great we now have.”
The other winner was a female from Campbelltown who bought her $7.50 ticket in Leppington.