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Two Tickets Split $126 Million Powerball Jackpot

Two Tickets Split $126 Million Powerball Jackpot

Last Updated: Friday, 25 February 2022, 09:14am

Thursday’s hotly-anticipated Powerball draw ended with two ticket holders splitting the £126 million jackpot. One of the winning entries was sold in New South Wales and the other in Western Australia. 

Tonight's U.S. Powerball Jackpot
$94 Million*
    *Jackpot converted to AUD and rounded to the nearest million.

    The Division 1 prize had been advertised at $120 million - a remarkable $40 million increase from the previous week - and it turned out to be worth even more following a rush for ticket sales. It was estimated that almost 1 in 2 adults might enter the draw.

    The winning numbers for 24 February were revealed to be 6, 9, 15, 27, 28, 32 and 33, with a Powerball of 8. More than 5.5 million prizes were won across the nine prize divisions. Go to the Powerball Results page to see all the dividends.

    A pair of tickets matched all seven main numbers and the Powerball, making each lucky winner more than $63 million richer.

    Winners Come Forward

    The winning New South Wales ticket was sold in the Coffs Harbour region. It belonged to an unregistered player so officials were unable to track down the winner immediately after the draw. However, the winner checked their own ticket the following morning to spark celebrations.

    A middle-aged family man, he revealed that he already had some exciting plans for the money. He said: “I’ve started a wish list already. Straight up – a red sports car, a new house, holidays, you name it. I also really want to look after my family.

    “It’s funny as I’ve been watching the news all morning, and they were saying someone’s won Powerball in Coffs Harbour. I’m sitting here thinking, ‘I can’t believe that winner is me!’.

    “I’m going to have a weekend of celebrations with my family, but I still have to work today.”

    The winner’s ticket was purchased at Coffs News, Shop 104, 92-98 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.

    The winning Western Australia ticket belonged to a retail syndicate from Kalgoorlie, with officials estimating that there may be around 200 members of the group.

    One of the first winners to come forward was a school worker and mother, who said: “I’ve been living pay-check to pay-check.”

    “Now I can help out my kids and some friends, and I’m also going to fill up my neighbour’s car with petrol so she can get to Perth to cash in her ticket.”

    Thursday’s jackpot was the second-largest to have ever been seen in Powerball history, behind the record $150 million payout in September 2019. There were three winners of the top prize on that occasion, so the latest draw could have set a new record for the biggest win on a single ticket if there had only been one player who matched all the numbers.

    The Division 1 prize will start again from $3 million in next week’s draw.

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