A university student from Brisbane claims he’s “never going to work again after having scooped the whole Division 1 Powerball payout on Thursday night.
A man aged 20, who studies at MacGregor University and wants to remain anonymous, won a $20 million online jackpot.
The winning numbers in the Powerball draw of 1283 were 29, 4, 17, 16, 33, 5,9 and the Powerball number was 13.
“Oh man! Oh my god! I can’t believe it!” the winner told lottery officials when they called him with the life-changing news.
“I don’t think I’m going to get much sleep tonight. I’ll have to watch a movie to calm myself down!”
The winner admitted that he just purchased his winning ticket at the very last minute before the draw was closed.
“Every time I’ve seen the news about a lottery winner, I’ve thought ‘that lucky guy, it’s going to be me next time’.”
“I can’t believe it’s happened. Oh man!”
The young man said he would use his $20 million reward to fund early retirement and treat family and friends after a “tough year.”
“People give their whole lives to work, but I’m going to put my family and friends first. I’m going to help them and surprise them.”
“There’s also some charities I support and now I’ll be able to give them even more.”