Powerball has revealed the newsagency where the $80million winning ticket was bought to help uncover the identity of the mystery winner.
The hunt continues to find the lucky player who was the only Division One winner -which means they take home the entire prize.
This makes them Australia’s third biggest lottery winner.
Officials revealed the winning ticket in Thursday night’s Powerball was bought from Dromana Authorised Newsagency in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The ticket which won the huge prize drawn in Thursday night’s Powerball was bought from Dromana Authorised Newsagency in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula (pictured)
The winner didn’t register a Tatts Card with The Lott, meaning officials have no way of contacting them.
The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said there are many reasons why the winner may not have come forward yet.
‘Previous winners have told us that despite hearing of a massive win, they simply did not think it could happen to them, so they didn’t check their ticket,’ she said.
‘Other winners have explained that they thought they purchased it at a different outlet or into a separate draw, while others had forgotten entirely they had purchased one at all.
Ms Spencer urged people to always check their tickets, even if they don’t think they have won.
‘There are 80 reasons why you should.’
The winner has six months to claim their massive cash prize from Tatts.
The hunt continues to find the lucky player who was the only Division One winner which means they take home the entire $80million (stock image)
Dromana Authorised Newsagency owner Paul Fancett said the win had broken his outlet’s dry spell of major prize winners.
‘We’ve sold a few division one winning entries in the past, but it’s been a few years since we’ve had a win,’ Mr Fancett said.
‘We’ve never had a win as big as this! Our previous largest win was $1million, so this certainly blows that out of the water.’
Mr Fancett plans to celebrate the news the winning ticket was bought at his store.
‘We are absolutely thrilled for our customer. We hope they check their ticket soon and realise they have won,’ he said.
The winner didn’t register a Tatts Card with The Lott, meaning officials have no way of contacting them (stock image)
The winning numbers in Thursday’s draw were 33, 2, 32, 31, 28, 21 and 26 and the Powerball number was 12.
The soon to be multi-millionaire will become the largest ever prize winner in Victoria.
The Lott believes one in four Australian adults purchased a ticket for the chance to win one of the seven biggest cash hauls in the competition’s 24-year history.
The chance of scoring a division one prize is one in 134,490,400 and one in 44 to win anything in the draw.
Earlier this year a man in Port Macquarie on NSW’s north coast took home the grand prize of $80million.
Last year, 14 Powerball division one winners across the country took home more than $541million in prize money.