Bid to jog $65m Victorian lotto winner's memory goes on

The desperate search to find Melbourne's mystery $65 ($A55) million Powerball winner goes on, with Tatts making one last-ditch run at tracking them down.

Powerball will oversee a "memory jog" on Thursday through and around Brunswick's Barkly Square shopping centre, in a bid to flush out the winner five months after the January 11 jackpot was drawn.

The mystery winner of Australia's largest unclaimed prize bought their ticket at the centre's Scole Lotto and News store and has just one month left to collect it directly from Tatts.

The lucky ticket was unregistered and Tatts is encouraging everyone to search and check tickets in their homes, cars and workplaces.

Some players have been known to come forward weeks, months and years after hitting the jackpot to claim their winnings, spokesman Matt Hart said.

"They've told us the winning ticket was hiding in plain sight the whole time - in their wallet or purse, on the fridge, or just lying around in a drawer," he said.

"Our message to anyone out there thinking it couldn't be them - it really could be you."

But the elusive winner should not fret if they discover the ticket after the July 11 deadline.

They can still indefinitely claim the money, once it is transferred to the state revenue office.

The winning numbers were 32, 7, 5, 34, 38 and 11, while the all-important Powerball number was 12.

Australian Lotto balls Source: Twitter


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Whitehouse spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders rumoured to be stepping down

Reports given to CBS News say Whitehouse spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee-Sanders press secretary Raj Shah will soon leave their roles.

CBS cites unnamed sources "close to the administration" who say Huckabee-Sanders has told friends she will leave at the end of the year.

Neither Shah or Huckabee-Sanders have responded to CBS requests for comment.

The pair would be the latest in a growing list of Whitehouse staffers who have left their positions while serving under the Donald Trump government.

Sarah Huckabee-Sanders.
Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. Source: Associated Press

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Woman gets her head stuck in truck exhaust tailpipe at Minnesota music festival

A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 50kms west of Minneapolis. Video of the rescue was posted on Facebook.

KARE-TV reports that it's unknown how she ended up with her head in the tailpipe, but alcohol may have been a factor: The McLeod County Sheriff's Office says she was cited for underage drinking and escorted out.

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