Adelaide Resident Wins $150 Million Powerball Jackpot

Adelaide Resident Wins $150 Million Powerball Jackpot

A lucky ticket holder in Adelaide, South Australia, has become Australia's biggest individual lottery winner, taking home the entire $150 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased for Thursday night's draw, but the identity of the new multi-millionaire remains unknown as it was not registered to a player card or online account.

Lottery officials are urging all South Australian residents or visitors who purchased an entry in Thursday night's draw to check their tickets. The Lott said lottery winners in South Australia have 12 months to claim their prize, before a process to claim the prize directly from the state government kicks in.

In addition to the $150 million division one winner, there were 4,433,211 winners across divisions two to nine in Thursday's game draw who collectively took home more than $89.3 million.

Mathematician and author Adam Spencer said the odds of winning the Powerball draw were one in 134 million. That means a person has a greater chance of being hit by lightning than winning the division one prize.