06 January 22

“This is bloody unreal!”: Brisbane man floored by $60 million Powerball phone call

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  • After a few missed calls, a Brisbane man in his 30s finally answered the phone this evening to the revelation he’s now $60 million richer.
  • The Queensland winner held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1338, drawn Thursday 6 January 2022. He took home the entire $60 million jackpot.
  • While he’d often daydreamt about winning the lottery, the regular player confessed tonight's news was “surreal” and “a lot to process”.
  • His winning 36-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at com – the official home of Australia’s official lotteries.

By Matthew Hart

Updated 6 January 2022 - 10:08 pm,

first published at 6 January 2022 - 10:08 pm

After a few missed calls, a Brisbane man in his 30s finally answered the phone this evening to the revelation he’s now $60 million richer.

The Queensland winner held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1338, drawn Thursday 6 January 2022. He took home the entire $60 million jackpot.

“Mate, this is bloody unreal,” the man exclaimed when an official from The Lott finally spoke to him.

“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.

“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.

“It’s a lot to think about now. I know the money will help a lot of people.

“I can buy my first house, help family and friends and have plenty of holidays.

“I still plan to turn up to work in 2022 too!”

The Queenslander is the first Powerball division one winner of 2022. His winning 36-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s official lotteries.

In addition to the sole division one winner, there were 1,708,139 winners in divisions two to nine who won more than $31.26 million.  This includes four division two winners who each won $216,329.20.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1338 on Thursday 6 January 2022 were 15, 5, 28, 20, 29, 34 and 27. The all-important Powerball number was 8.

Across Australia, there was one division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1338 – the entry from Queensland.