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$70m Powerball jackpot scooped by Queensland winner

One lucky punter has scooped the entire $70 million jackpot in Thursday night's Powerball draw, the largest win on a single ticket in the competition's history.

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A Queensland couple plan on taking some holidays and helping out family and charity after winning a record Powerball first division prize of $70 million.

But the newly minted multimillionaire may not even know of their good fortune.

When Tatts Lotteries attempted to call the winner, who bought the entry in Queensland, no one picked up the phone on Thursday night.

Tatts Lotteries spokeswoman Elissa Lewis said the division-one winning entry was registered to a player's card, and she urged Queensland players to check their tickets.

Tatts Lotteries would continue to try to contact the player again on Friday, she said.

Thursday night's jackpot was the largest win on a single ticket in Powerball history, Ms Lewis said.

"The standing record for the largest Powerball win claimed by a single entry in Australia was set in 2008, when one ticket purchased in Melbourne won $58.7 million in Powerball draw 629," Ms Lewis said. 
"It has also equalled the largest lotto win ever by a single ticket, which was set in December 2013 when a ticket bought on the Gold Coast won $70 million in Oz Lotto."
The winning numbers in Powerball's $70 million draw 1025 on Thursday night were 18, 23, 34, 14, 4 and 20. The Powerball number was 18.