The Smithfield male was 1 of two winners of the $80m jackpot but The Lott experienced been unable to get in touch with him since the cellular mobile phone variety he had registered with had the completely wrong figures in it.
“I failed to know I’d received,” he explained immediately after his prize was confirmed this morning.
“I checked my ticket on the weekend. I would heard there was one more Powerball winner they were attempting to get in touch with. I even explained to my buddy, ‘we’ll under no circumstances win, only outdated people today win’.
“They explained you would been ringing but I failed to get a phone. There was a digit completely wrong on my mobile number.”
The little enterprise proprietor also uncovered he turned up to his location of work even while he understood he experienced scooped a major prize.
The male ordered his successful ticket from Dublin Street Newsagency on Dublin Avenue, Smithfield.
Newsagency operator Thuy Nguyen stated the final result was “superior than we could have ever imagined”.
“This is the to start with time we’ve at any time bought a division a person winning entry and it is really a $40 million prize,” Mr Thuy stated.
“We’ve been waiting to make 1 of our shoppers a division one winner and it’s terrific we now have.”
The other winner was a woman from Campbelltown who bought her $7.50 ticket in Leppington.