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WA's 'missing millionaire' found while Powerball climbs to $50 million jackpot!

10 October 2014

For only the second time this year, Powerball has jackpotted to $50 million, after no one in Australia could once again match last night's winning Powerball numbers. The game has been jackpotting for the last six weeks.

Although no one score a Division 1 win, more than 100,000 other WA players won prizes in other Divisions, including one lucky local who scooped a Division 2 prize worth $148,462.

The Division 2 winning ticket was sold at Oxford News in Leederville, a store which is no stranger to Lotto luck. It was only last month the outlet sold a $3.3 million Saturday Lotto Division 1 ticket.

Meanwhile, WA's 'missing millionaire' from this week's Monday Lotto draw has been found today. A woman from Perth's southern suburbs has claimed the winning ticket which was purchased from Media Lottery Centre & News in Cannington.

"I just got a good vibe when I was in the store buying my ticket and had a strong feeling things would turn out well," she said.

The woman said the million dollar prize was life changing.

"There's going to be a big party to celebrate. I had already planned to travel overseas but now I can take the entire family. I've come from very humble beginnings and now look how things have turned out," she said.

Tickets for next Thursday's $50 million Powerball jackpot are available from Lotterywest retailers or from Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au until 6pm Thursday (16 October).

It's not just thousands of WA winners that are set to benefit from the draw with Lotterywest also raising funds for the local community. Over the six week jackpot roll, almost $9 million will be delivered to support the WA community.

It's expected the almost 700,000 WA players will pick up a ticket in the jackpot.

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