The Smithfield man was 1 of two winners of the $80m jackpot but The Lott had been unable to contact him simply because the cellular telephone quantity he had registered with experienced the incorrect figures in it.
“I didn’t know I might gained,” he said following his prize was confirmed this early morning.
“I checked my ticket on the weekend. I might heard there was another Powerball winner they have been making an attempt to get in touch with. I even reported to my good friend, ‘we’ll by no means earn, only outdated folks win’.
“They reported you would been ringing but I did not get a connect with. There was a digit improper on my cellular selection.”
The compact organization operator also discovered he turned up to his put of employment even although he understood he had scooped a major prize.
The male purchased his profitable ticket from Dublin Road Newsagency on Dublin Street, Smithfield.
Newsagency operator Thuy Nguyen mentioned the consequence was “better than we could have at any time imagined”.
“This is the initially time we have ever sold a division a person successful entry and it is a $40 million prize,” Mr Thuy claimed.
“We have been waiting around to make just one of our consumers a division one particular winner and it is really fantastic we now have.”
The other winner was a lady from Campbelltown who purchased her $7.50 ticket in Leppington.