An inner-city Brisbane man and a Sydney dad have come forward this morning each holding one of the three division one winning entries from last night’s record-breaking Powerball draw, claiming their $50 million division one prizes. 

The players each held one of the three division one winning entries nationally in Powerball draw 1218 on Thursday 19 September 2019, each entry takes home a division one prize of $50 million. 

Sleepy Inner-Brisbane man claims $50 million prize

We had the exciting job of confirming the life-changing news with the sleepless Queensland man this morning. 

“Oh thank you,” he cried with happiness.

“I am so incredibly overwhelmed. 

“I checked my ticket late last night after the draw. 

“I’ve been wide awake ever since. I couldn’t sleep at all. But I really didn’t want to get my hopes up. 

“I can’t believe it. Are you sure it’s me? Are you positive?

“You buy a ticket into these draws but never think it is actually going to be you. 

“I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it.”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his incredible $50 million prize, the man was overwhelmed with emotion. 

“Well I’d love to build a house,” he said modestly.

“I’d really love to take some time off work to spend some quality time with my family and do some travelling. 

“The rest, I’m going to have to wait and see.

“I need to let the news sink in!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his life-changing entry at Mater News Central, Shop B, 550 Stanley Street, South Brisbane. 

Mater News Central owner Yi Jia said he was overjoyed his outlet had sold a division one winning entry.

“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve ever sold so we are thrilled!” he exclaimed.

“It’s unbelievable! It’s such a great feeling! I’m so excited!

“I feel like I’ve won division one knowing one of our customers will be so happy!

“Congratulations to our winner!” 

Sydney dad wakes up to news of $50 million win

A Sydney dad is still trying to get his head around the news he’s woken up a multi-millionaire after scoring division one in last night’s Powerball draw. 

Confirming the life-changing revelation this morning, the dad struggled to find the words to explain how he was feeling. 

“I can’t believe it,” he eventually managed. 

“I am speechless. 

“How would anyone feel? I don’t even think this is real at the moment. 

“Are you sure you’re serious? 

“My god. I just told my wife. She was getting the kids ready for school and she does not believe me!

“I only bought my ticket last minute when I was at work yesterday because everyone else was buying them!

“I thought, ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’ so I bought one. And I am so glad I did!

“I think I might have to take the day off work to calm down and think about how I will use this prize. There’s no way I’d be able to concentrate!”

Second Queensland division one winning entry yet to be claimed

We are eagerly waiting for the Sunshine State’s other multi-millionaire to check their ticket and make contact to start the process of claiming their prize. If you’re in Queensland and you had an entry into last night’s draw, you have fifty million reasons why you should check your ticket as soon as possible. 

If you discover you’re holding the division one winning entry, hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process!

In addition to the three $50 million division one winners, there were 4,648,104 winners across divisions two to nine in tonight's Powerball draw who collectively took home more than $81.87 million. 

The winning numbers in Powerball’s $150 million draw on Thursday 19 September were 26, 4, 17, 5, 18, 8 and 31. The all-important Powerball number was 9.