15 instant millionares from Bonnyrigg

Thrilled: Bonnyrigg Plaza Newsagency worker Esther Sing sold one of the winning tickets in last Thursday night's Powerball division one prize. Picture: Simon Bennett

Thrilled: Bonnyrigg Plaza Newsagency worker Esther Sing sold one of the winning tickets in last Thursday night's Powerball division one prize. Picture: Simon Bennett

A GROUP of 15 lucky people from the Bonnyrigg area have turned into millionaires overnight after winning $35 million in Powerball's $70 million division one prize last Thursday night.

A mystery Queenslander also won $35 million after purchasing a winning ticket in the Sunshine Coast.

The 15-member syndicate, who work together in a local factory, purchased their ticket from Bonnyrigg Plaza Newsagency last week.

They will each pocket an envy-inducing $2.4 million.

The newsagency's owner Ricky Lam said he was thrilled to have sold them the winning ticket.

"We've been waiting a while for a big jackpot to go off so we're glad it happened last week," he said.

"It feels really good giving back to the community, we're all so excited."

But it's not the first time the newsagency has sold winning tickets.

Mr Lam said in May 2013, a local won $1 million while in September 2012, another person won $500,000.

"But this one was a big one and even though they didn't come into our shop to check, I know they've claimed their prize through NSW Lotteries," he said.

The $70 million jackpot has so far been the biggest one this year and is just $10 million shy of the history-making Powerball prize drawn in July 2009.

The winning numbers were 32, 8, 5, 40, 19 and 7 - and the Powerball was 12.

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