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.


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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.

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