Despite ignoring several calls from the AUS Powerball Lottery officials, the lucky couple finally answered the call they may never receive the second time throughout their lives. The lucky couple had landed a huge win playing the AUS Powerball that has made them extremely rich.
The prize money the couple has won is something that the entire lottery-playing community wants to win. However, there is only a handful of players that get the opportunity of winning the lottery prize this big.
The AUS Powerball lottery officials reported that the lucky couple successfully won the prize money worth $20 million. The most significant and surprising factor about the lotteries in Australia is that no matter the amount won, the players receive full prize money.
The lottery prizes in Australia are not taxable so the players do not have to worry about paying extremely high state or federal taxes on the prizes they win.
The officials revealed that they had to make several calls in a day in order to get a hold of the couple from ACT. They wanted to break the news to them and record their reaction but the couple was not willing to answer the call at all.
As per the AUS Powerball lottery officials, the couple is from the Australian Capital Territory’s Belconnen area. For their participation in one of the lottery games, they landed a huge victory over the rest of the players winning the division one prize money.
The AUS Powerball lottery draws that the couple participated in were for Thursday, September 2, 2021. As per the officials, it was draw number 1320 that was held for the AUS Powerball lottery. From the game, the couple ended up landing prize money worth $20,852,900.
The numbers that the couple had to match in order to win the jackpot were 14-28-4-5-12-25-17. On top of the primary numbers, the couple had to match the Powerball number that was 10.
Fortunately for the couple, they matched them all, taking home a jackpot prize money worth over $20 million. This makes the couple one of the highest prize-winning players in the history of the AUS Powerball lottery.
According to the couple, they had no idea they had won the prize money when they started receiving calls from the AUS Powerball lottery. Surprisingly, the couple had been thinking exactly the opposite to what the lottery officials had to share with them.
The couple was not answering the call at all, thinking that it might be a call to let them know they did not win anything. As the phone kept ringing and they gave a thought to it, they realized that the lottery team would not call all players if they did not win anything.
This is when they felt that something completely different was going to happen and they answered the phone immediately. It was the husband who answered the call and was informed of the $20 million wins. The husband showed a strong emotion the moment he was informed of the win while in the background, the wife was letting out screams of joy.