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Australia Powerball Won as Saturday Lotto Superdraw Looms

Australia Powerball Won as Saturday Lotto Superdraw Looms

Last Updated: Friday, 6 May 2016, 09:36am

A spectacular week for Australian lottery players is set to continue with a Saturday Lotto Superdraw, after a phenomenal Powerball jackpot of $40 million was given away on Thursday 5th May. One lucky ticket matched all six main numbers plus the Powerball to end a run of five rollovers and claim the biggest prize on the game since January.

Tonight's U.S. Powerball Jackpot
$284 Million*
    *Jackpot converted to AUD and rounded to the nearest million.

    The winning numbers were 1, 2, 11, 20, 25 and 38 with Powerball 5, and a group of factory workers from Sydney has already come forward to claim the money. The ticket was bought at The Mall Newsagency in Campbelltown and all 14 members can each look forward to becoming $2.85 million richer after an exciting night when ‘everyone was calling everyone about the win’, according to the syndicate leader.

    Speaking about the moment when they all realised they had won, the syndicate leader added: “Some of the syndicate members were shaking, others told me they had goosebumps. One of the guys even said his hair was standing on end and his face was tingling from the shock of it all.” The syndicate leader, who will now be retiring, added it was a special moment to share the success with colleagues as everyone had been putting in lots of hard work to help their families.

    While the Powerball jackpot will now reset to €3 million, Australian lottery fans will have another opportunity to pick up another massive First Division prize in the upcoming Saturday Lotto Superdraw. The game offers enhanced jackpots at different times throughout the year, and in the last Superdraw on 19th March there were 19 players who split the top prize of $21 million.

    There will be $21 million up for grabs again on Saturday 7th May, giving more ticket holders the chance to become millionaires. You can buy tickets now by either entering online or visiting authorised retailers in Australia, and you could just be celebrating a huge win like the factory workers from Sydney. Best of luck!

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