The Smithfield gentleman was a person of two winners of the $80m jackpot but The Lott had been unable to get in touch with him for the reason that the cell mobile phone number he experienced registered with had the erroneous quantities in it.
“I didn’t know I would won,” he claimed just after his prize was confirmed this early morning.
“I checked my ticket on the weekend. I would read there was another Powerball winner they ended up striving to contact. I even mentioned to my pal, ‘we’ll never ever acquire, only outdated men and women win’.
“They mentioned you’d been ringing but I failed to get a simply call. There was a digit incorrect on my mobile quantity.”
The tiny small business owner also disclosed he turned up to his location of employment even however he knew he experienced scooped a significant prize.
The male purchased his successful ticket from Dublin Road Newsagency on Dublin Road, Smithfield.
Newsagency operator Thuy Nguyen reported the consequence was “much better than we could have at any time imagined”.
“This is the 1st time we have ever offered a division just one profitable entry and it is a $40 million prize,” Mr Thuy stated.
“We’ve been ready to make a single of our shoppers a division 1 winner and it really is good we now have.”
The other winner was a female from Campbelltown who acquired her $7.50 ticket in Leppington.