The lucky one was a resident of Western Australia. The winner of the Powerball lottery said that he bought a lucky ticket just a few hours before the draw, and then simply forgot about it.
In Australia, a man bought a lottery ticket at a Bennett Springs outlet and was unaware of his prize for weeks. The winnings amounted to 26 million dollars. It is reported by Casino.org.
Two weeks later, he came back to the store and heard people talking about the new owner of the Powerball jackpot. After that, the man checked the numbers on his ticket and realized that he was the winner of the last draw. His winnings amounted to almost 26.5 million dollars. Lottery winners in Australia are generally given 12 months to claim their winnings, although this has been extended due to COVID-19.
However, the man is not going to radically change his lifestyle because of a large amount of money. He and his family celebrated the occasion with a fish and chips dinner. In addition, he plans to travel and see the world, but in business class.
Australia generally gives you 12 months to claim your winnings, although this has been extended due to COVID-19
This man is not the only big lottery winner in Australia in recent times. Husband and wife from Dapto, Australia won $2 million by purchasing two identical lottery tickets. The woman admitted that she screamed when she found out about her first win, and when her husband said that they had doubled their winnings, she almost fainted. Each of them brought in a million dollars.
Earlier, Focus wrote that in Canada, the family won the jackpot in the lottery, but could not receive their prize because they were five days late with the presentation of the ticket. The organizers of the lottery failed to break the rules and give the prize to the winners.
It was also reported that in the United States, the Powerball winner was paid less than 50% of the $ 2 billion won. American Edwin Castro could receive the entire amount, but this would stretch over 30 annual payments. Therefore, the man chose another option, but after deducting all taxes, he got $ 997.6 million.
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