Pearne had won $4 by matching the Poweball number in a drawing only a few days earlier on the same ticket, and he thought that was pretty lucky.
Tatts are expected to release the name of the newsagency which sold the lucky ticket on Saturday morning if the mystery millionaire doesn't come forward today.
"I found out at 1:09 a.m. and the only thing on my mind was 'what now?'" he said.
Ronald Ceci of Grants Pass won $2 million in the December 30 drawing by matching five numbers with a Power Play option. A 10X multiplier is available whenever the jackpot is $150 million or less.
The winning unregistered ticket was purchased in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Lee's tavern will receive a 1-percent selling bonus of $10,000.
If you bought your ticket in north Melbourne, check your ticket now. "When the jackpot gets high, people start buying them". They may not even know they have the winning ticket.
The prize is the third biggest ever won by a single entry.
In the span of a week, two Powerball players in southern OR won seven-figure jackpots. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is set at $2 million. The Lil' Pantry Market & Deli in Merlin sold Ceci his ticket.
More than 23,900 other PA Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, including 6,274 tickets purchased with Power Play that won prizes multiplied by five.
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $33 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Josephine County.