$50m richer ... and they probably don't know it

Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket for Thursday night's draw in the the Orana region is now $50 million richer.

The winning ticket is the largest single lotto win in the history of the state and was purchased somewhere in central northern NSW.

NSW Lotteries are urging anyone who had an unregistered ticket in Thursday night's Powerball draw 919 to check their tickets at any outlet or online at www.nswlotteries.com.au

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Belinda McDougall said it’s possible the winner is relaxing on holiday or perhaps recovering from their Christmas festivities completely unaware of their new multi-millionaire status.

“Unfortunately the winning ticket was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, so we have no way of contacting the winner to tell them they will be starting the New Year as a multi-millionaire,” Ms McDougall said. 

“Imagine what you could tick off your New Year’s resolution list or even add to it after winning $50 million! 

“If you purchased an unregistered entry in last night’s Powerball draw 919 in the Central Northern region of the state, we urge you to have your ticket checked as soon as possible at any NSW Lotteries outlet or online at www.nswlotteries.com.au

“That ticket with the winning Powerball numbers on it is worth a massive $50 million so we recommend anyone who believes they are holding the winning ticket, to keep it in a safe place and contact NSW Lotteries immediately to start the prize claim process." 

The winning numbers were 16, 39, 7, 35, 3 and 25. The Powerball was number 13. 

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