Ocean Grove locals are encouraged to check their Powerball tickets after a syndicate of twelve players shared a $10 million division one prize in last night’s draw.
There were two division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1348, drawn Thursday 17 March 2022. The entries, one from Victoria and the other from New South Wales, each scored $10 million.
In addition to winning division one, the syndicate’s 20-game PowerHit QuickPick entry won division two 19 times, division eight 4 times and division nine 8 times, boosting their total windfall to $10,353,777.85.
Each of the 12 syndicate members receives a share worth $862,814.82.
The store syndicate was from Ocean Grove Tatts & Cards, Shop 4, 73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.
Ocean Grove Tatts & Cards owner Blair Dawkins said his entire team was celebrating the fantastic win for their local customers.
“It’s awesome for our winners, our outlet and the community,” he said.
“We’ve been sharing the news with all our customers, and they’re very excited about it. There’s a great atmosphere in the store today.
“This is a weekly syndicate running since I started – so that was ten years ago.
“Half of the syndicate members are regulars and have been playing for a long time, while the other half, I suspect are locals.
“We’re so happy for them all! We can’t wait to deliver the news to them as they come in to check their ticket.
“This is the first big win for this syndicate – so it’s a big moment. We’ve had some major wins in the past, and we always get so excited when we sell another.”
The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said some syndicate members held unregistered entries and might have not yet discovered their exciting news.
“How amazing for this bunch of winners. Today, they’re each waking up to an $862,000 win!” she said.
“We know some of these division one winning syndicate members have already begun celebrating their good fortune and are ending the week knowing they have a hefty boost coming into their bank accounts.
“However, others are ending their working week completely obvious to their win. Previous syndicate winners have told us there’s no better way to enter the weekend than discovering a Powerball division one win!
“If you purchased a share in a syndicate for the recent Powerball draw, today’s the day to check it! If you realise you’re holding a winning ticket, call The Lott on 131 868 to start the prize claim process.”
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1348 on Thursday 17 March 2022 were 23, 19, 2, 17, 7, 25 and 13. The all-important Powerball number was 13.