SOMEONE somewhere in Queensland has won more than $10 million in Lotto and they don’t even know it.
The Powerball jackpot went off last Thursday, but it seems the elusive new multi-millionaire is yet to discover they hold the only division-one ticket in Australia, with $10,658,989.09 in prize money waiting to be collected.
The winning entry was purchased at Chatswood Hills News & Casket Agency at the Chatswood Hills Shopping Centre on Magellan Road at Springwood.
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But, despite a region-wide search during the past seven days, Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said the Powerball winner had yet to come forward to claim their multi-million dollar prize.
As the winning entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card, Golden Casket officials have no way to contact the winner and are urgently calling on customers to check their entries.
“We’re in the business of uniting winners with their prizes so we haven’t given up hope that our Powerball division one winner will soon discover they’re now a multi-millionaire,” Mr Hart said.
“From past experience, division one winners sometimes keep their tickets in all sorts of places around the home, car and office.
“It could even be hiding in plain sight in a wallet or purse just waiting to be checked at a retail outlet, online or with the Lott mobile app.
“If you discover you’re holding the winning entry, make contact with us as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.”
Chatswood Hills News & Casket Agency owner Soni Dahiya said the win had been the talk of the outlet for the past week.
“We’ve had a lot of people coming in to check their tickets and asking if the winner has been found yet,” he said.
“This is the fourth time we’ve sold a division one winning entry since 2006 when we started at this outlet, but they were all smaller prizes compared to this big Powerball win!
“We hope our winning customer checks their ticket soon and discovers the happy news!”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1123 on Thursday 24 November 2017 were 39, 17, 36, 35, 27 and 33, while the all-important Powerball was 7.