A mystery Sydney Powerball ticket buyer is $50 million richer tonight but may not even know it yet.
The win has prompted officials from The Lott to call on anyone who entered the draw to check their ticket and get in touch as soon as possible.
The entry, bought from a NSW Lotteries outlet in the city, scooped the entire division one prize tonight but wasn’t registered to a player card.
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1296 on Thursday, March 18 were 18, 30, 16, 29, 6, 33 and 35. The Powerball number was 4.
Another 26 ticketholders were hot on the major winner’s tail, finishing up just one number short — the all-important Powerball — of sharing in the $50 million prize.
The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said there was “a sense of déjà vu” around the fourth division one winner this year.
“Just four weeks ago another mystery entry won a $50 million Powerball prize,” he said.
“In that instance, the winner turned out to be a man from Mackay in Queensland.”
Another 1,530,466 ticketholders picked up smaller prizes worth more than $28.7 million, The Lott said.
The division one winner is urged to call 131 868 as soon as possible to start the prize-claiming process.
More details about where the ticket was sold are expected to be released on Friday if no one comes forward.