Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

$55m Victorian Powerball jackpot victor yet to come forward

$55m Victorian Powerball jackpot victor yet to come forward

Victorians are scrambling to check their lotto tickets after it was announced someone has won Thursday night's $55 million jackpot, with a ticket purchased from a newsagency in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

They're urging everyone to check their tickets and come forward to start the prize collection process as soon as they can.

There are 14 division two winners around Australia who win just over $86,000 each for picking the six non-Powerball numbers. As well as the all-important "Powerball" of 12.

Head janitor Grant Ellis bought the ticket Wednesday in Hibbing at a convenience store across the street from the courthouse.

As of yet, the Powerball organizers say that the unregistered winner-who comes from somewhere in Victoria-has yet to come forward to collect their winnings.

If you bought your ticket in north Melbourne check your ticket now. Source Getty
If you bought your ticket in north Melbourne check your ticket now. Source Getty

"With $55 million up for grabs, last night's Powerball draw was one of the most hotly anticipated draws of recent years and one Victorian player won it all", Tatts spokesperson Bronnie Spencer said in a press release. They began buying lottery tickets as a group 15 years ago, and the most they had won previously was $44, the News Tribune reported.

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"I'm not sure yet", Mr Narang told 9NEWS.

If the mystery victor has not come forward by tomorrow morning, Tatts Lotto will release the newsagency name.

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