'I haven't slept a wink': $50 million lotto winner can't believe his luck

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A man from Canberra can’t believe his luck after finding out he is $50 million richer overnight.

The man in his 30s has admitted he didn’t sleep a wink last night after checking his online entry before bed, realising he was the sole division one winner from Australia from last night’s $50 million Powerball draw.
 
He said he was ‘dumbfounded’ and ‘can’t get the smile off his face’.

“I haven’t slept a wink,” the man said. “I’m dumfounded.”

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An official made contact with the winner this morning, but the man of course said he already knew the life-changing news.
  
As for what he intends to do with his $50 million fortune, the man said he would first need to let the enormity of his win to sink in.

Last night’s winner is the tenth Powerball division one winner so far this year. These ten winners have taken home $171 million. 

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The Canberra man’s win is the second largest win by an individual Australian entry so far this year.

The standing record for the largest Powerball win claimed by a single entry in Australia was set in 2016 when one ticket purchased in Hervey Bay won $70 million in Powerball draw 1025. 

As for the rest of us, we’ll just keep dreaming.


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