Incredible twist for young couple who won a $20 million Powerball jackpot as they reveal where they’ll be splashing the money on
- A young couple from the ACT won a $20 million Powerball jackpot
- They had the only winning ticket in Division 1 and scored 19 times in Division 2
- The couple initially ignored two calls from officials informing them of their win
- The winning numbers were 17, 25, 12, 5, 4, 28, 14, while Powerball was 10 . used to be
- The previous Powerball jackpot winner was a Melbourne dad last month
A young couple won $20 million in the Powerball jackpot and also won a second prize.
The couple in their thirties from Belconnen in the ACT had Thursday’s only winning entry in Thursday’s Powerball 1320 drawing, a total of $20,507,103.16.
They also managed to score 19 division twos, bringing the total windfall to $20,852,900.31.
A young couple from the ACT were ecstatic about their winnings of the $20 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday after initially ignoring phone calls to notify them (stock image)
Powerball hit the jackpot on Thursday after there were no big winners from the two previous draws.
The young couple, unable to contain their excitement over their huge win on Thursday night, were still hard at work when they got the call.
The winning man said, ‘I saw I had two missed calls, and I thought, ‘Who’s calling me right now?’
‘I thought, ‘I’m not going to answer this. They probably call with bad news.” I’m glad I answered now!’
The pair had the sole ticket to division one and also managed to score 19 division twos, pushing their total windfall to $20,852,900.31 (stock image)
The man said he and his wife don’t often buy lottery tickets, but decided to try their luck to see what would happen.
The couple shared that they often fantasized about what they would do if they ever hit the jackpot and now they are looking forward to making some of those long-cherished dreams come true.
“This is going to mean a lot for the whole family,” the winning man shared.
“I want to help my parents and siblings. I want to buy a house for our young family. It’s going to make a world of difference.’
The winning numbers drawn on Thursday were 17, 25, 12, 5, 4, 28 and 14, with the Powerball number being 10.
So far this year there are 10 winning Powerball Division 1 entries that have collectively won over $379 million.
The previous $80 million Powerball jackpot was won more than three weeks ago by a Melbourne father who lost his job during the lockdown.
“I lost my job during one of the many lockdowns here in Melbourne. We had just bought a house and didn’t see it coming,” he says.
“Since then, I’ve been working as a cleaner to make ends meet. As for so many people, these lockdowns have been very hard on our family.
A Melbourne dad who lost his job during lockdown was the previous Powerball jackpot winner as no one managed to score the last two big prizes (stock image)
“But I’ve always said you just have to keep trying. Now, look what happened. It is absolutely unbelievable.’
Despite his life-changing financial windfall, the man stated that he just wanted to make his family’s life better.
“I definitely want to pay off the mortgage and the other bills we have to start with,” he said.
‘We are going to prepare our children for life. That will be incredible to be able to do. There is so much we can do with this price. It will change the lives of so many people!’