$ 40 Million Powerball: Country SA father wins jackpot


The regional South Australian man has landed the ultimate $ 40 million Powerball jackpot – the biggest prize in SA for over a decade.

But do not expect to see Ferrari deliveries any time soon.

With the Powerball prize jackpotting after last Thursday's draw failed to find a division one winner for the fifth week in a row, excitement peaked overnight.

The winning numbers were 7, 5, 13, 4, 2, 14, 11 and the Powerball number was 14. It was not lost on Aussie punters that the ordinary numbers were lower than 14.

"Somebody won powerball tonight with the most ridiculous winning numbers. I am offended, "one gambler said.

"They're all 14 and under? It's meant to be in a pool of 35. "

On Friday the sole winner of the cool $ 40 million was revealed – the regional South Aussie father in his 50s.

Despite the unusual numbers, the man living in the "regional community on the outskirts of Adelaide" had a strategy for his success.

"I've been playing Powerball for about six or seven years and for a long time I was buying QuickPicks," he said.

"A little while ago I thought I would change it up and I marked the coupon using my large family's birthdates.

"Once I changed the numbers, I started to win a few small things here and I just thought I was going to change these, I'm going to stick to them. '

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Despite the win, he is not planning on splashing the cash in a hurry.

"I'm not into flashy houses or cars – it's all about family first," he said.

"We are quite involved in the local community in which we live. We would love to give back to the charities and organizations close to our heart in the community.

"We've been doing it for the last few years and this will make a whole world of difference to my family."

It is the largest lottery prize in South Australia for more than a decade, the Lott said.

Overall, there were six division winners with $ 83,887.80 each and 79 division three winners with a prize of $ 3,893.55.


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