A Canberra father is $60 million richer after claiming the entire Powerball division jackpot.
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1363 on Thursday were 22, 6, 1, 16, 17, 29 and 11, and the Powerball was 2.
The ACT man picked up the phone on the first ring Thursday night, lottery officials said.
“Are you serious?” he is said to have told The Lott’s caller when he heard the good news.
“I smile. I am lost for words. I’m pacing around.
“I’m having a heart attack.
“You know what? I felt like The Lott was calling me. I was like, ‘They’re going to call me tonight at 8:30 pm’. Wow. Wow. Wow.”
The man said he always played the same songs, inspired by his family.
This time they won him $60,701,558.85, after taking his first win and 19 division two awards into consideration.
“I’m retiring,” he said.
‘I have children and a very large family. They are taken care of. I can not believe it. Oh my God.’
The lucky winner said the result was life-changing after a year of touch.
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“I’m going to pay off some bills and enjoy a debt-free life. I’m going to take a much-anticipated vacation with my family,” he said.
‘I can not believe it. I tremble.’
Divisions two through nine together paid out about $32 million.