Saturday, April 12, 2014

Australia Powerball Winner is Lost for Words

A lotto player from Queensland picked up his phone on Friday morning and was stunned to discover he'd won the entire $40 million Australia Powerball jackpot.

The winner—a family man from Brisbane—has chosen to remain anonymous, but the lottery representative who placed the call says there was a long silence after he'd given the winner the good news.

Then when the man eventually broke the silence he summed up his emotions in just two words: "That's cool."

Later he added: "We'll take our time and do the right thing with this prize money."

Australia Powerball drawings are held on Thursday evenings at 20:30 (AEST). The overall odds of winning Division One prize are 1 in 76,767,600.