'This changes everything': Liverpool man wins $20 million Powerball prize

'This changes everything': Liverpool man wins $20 million Powerball prize

Buying his parents a house, splurging on a new car and ski boat and planning a trip to Las Vegas are all on the agenda for a young Liverpool man who won $20 million in last night's Powerball draw.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, held the only division one winning entry in last night's Powerball draw 1263. He takes home the entire division one prize of $20 million.

"Last night I jumped into bed to go to sleep, but quickly checked my online account to see if I'd won anything," he said.

"That's when I saw I'd won $20 million! I couldn't believe it. I kept logging in and out of my online account.

"My heart was racing. I was shaking.

"I had to call my mum because I was just in total shock! She checked for me as well, and that's when it started to feel real."

The new multi-millionaire endured a sleepless night after finding out his winning marked 50-game entry he purchased online was the winner.

"I couldn't sleep last night. I just kept thinking about the fact I am now a multi-millionaire. A multi-millionaire! How crazy is that? This changes everything for me and for my whole family," he said.

"I have gone from having little to being insanely rich.

"I can't wait to help my family. I want to buy my parents a house."

As for the other plans for the money?

"I can't travel at the moment, but as soon as I can, I will be straight on a plane to Las Vegas," he said.

"There will be a few little splurges when I first get the money. I want to buy a ski boat and there will be a new car. I have to spoil myself a little.

"There's certainly a lot to think about. I want to save some for the future and invest some too.

"I don't know what I will do with work. I could take it easy or work harder! But one thing is for sure, I will certainly be taking some time off to enjoy life as a multi-millionaire."

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1263 on Thursday, July 30 were 24, 3, 30, 19, 27, 9 and 35, while the Powerball number was 1.