Grandfather finds $3 million Powerball ticket in his wallet

A GRANDFATHER who purchased a ticket in last week’s Powerball draw says he was a “little teary” after learning he’d won $3 million.

The ticket was one of two division one winning entries in draw 1134 on February 8.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the 50-game Quickpick at Camden Newsagency, southwest of Sydney, and placed it in his wallet.


The man had only checked his ticket on Friday afternoon, seven days later, after it was revealed that the prize was yet to be claimed.

Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official, the man said he was shocked, excited and emotional after learning he became a multi-millionaire a week ago.

He admitted the winning ticket had been in his wallet the whole time.

“Well, what do I say, I’m pretty teary, yeah. We’re a bit excited” he said.

“My wife has registered tickets but on quite a few occasions I go to the shops and buy tickets myself and stick them in my wallet. And sometimes they remain there for some time.

“I thought I had a chance of winning like everybody else but it’s still a shock.”

The generous family man said he looked forward to sharing his win with his children.

“We’ll have to have a think about what we’ll do with the prize — probably share it with the kids,” he said.