Huge $20 million Powerball jackpot

After a Mackay man walked away with an incredible $50 million division one Powerball prize last month, there’s a huge jackpot up for grabs tonight.

This week’s draw is the third time Powerball has jackpotted to $20 million so far in 2021 after two players in Queensland and NSW took home $20 million in a January game.

A couple of weeks ago, a Mackay man walked away with an incredible $50 million division one Powerball prize, making him the third Powerball division one winner this year.

“I’m thinking about all the times I decided to quit smoking and now I need a cigarette to calm down!” he laughed when officials from The Lott confirmed the news.

“I had the ticket in my wallet since I bought it. I heard someone in Mackay had won but of course I never thought it could be me,” he said.

“I only buy a ticket every now and again but I’ve always thought there may only be a tiny chance of winning the big one, but you need to be in it to win it.”

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When asked what he thought he might do with $50 million in his bank account, the Queenslander admitted he hadn’t ever contemplated the idea.

“I’ve never really given it much thought. I never thought I’d have to think about what to do with $50 million,” he laughed.

“I’ll still be showing up to work this week, but I don’t know if I will keep working,” he said.

“I’ll be taking care of my parents, I know that much at least. I will be making sure of that.

“Owning my own home would probably be the craziest thing I’ve ever thought about doing with a lottery win!”

The Lott’s Lauren Cooney said she was waiting to see if they’d be crowning Powerball’s fourth division one winner of the year tomorrow night.

“It was such a thrill to be able to break the news to the Mackay division one winner just a couple of weeks ago,” she said.

“As I am sure you can imagine, he was in a complete state of shock when I confirmed that he’d won $50 million.”

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