An extremely lucky man in his 30s has won the entire $60 million Powerball jackpot.
After a few missed calls from The Lott officials, a man from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia finally picked up the phone and was informed that he was the sole winner of the massive jackpot.
The man said, "I know you've confirmed it, but initially, when I saw this on The Lott app I thought this has to be a gee up or a glitch in the system. Surely I haven't just won $60 million."
"I don't think I'm going to get a lot of sleep tonight."
He bought his 36-game QuickPick entry online.
The winning numbers in the Powerball draw 1338 held on Thursday, January 6 were 15, 5, 28, 20, 29, 34 and 27. The Powerball number was 8.
The $60 million jackpot winner said he would use his windfall to "buy my first house, help family and friends and have plenty of holidays".
Despite his newly-acquired fortune, he has vowed to continue working, "I still plan to turn up to work in 2022 too."
"Mate, this is bloody unreal. I think anyone who gets hit with this info would think it's surreal. It's just unbelievable. There is a massive shock factor. You always daydream, but you never really expect it to happen. It's a lottery after all. For me, it's a lot to process. I just didn't really expect it."
The Queenslander is the first Powerball division one winner of 2022.
There were 1,708,139 winners in divisions 2 to 9 who won more than $31.26 million, including four division 2 winners who each won $216,329.20.