Back in January, a winning Powerball ticket worth $55 million was purchased from Scole Lotto & News in Brunswick. That’s the equivalent of 11 million shanklish pies from A1 Bakery. And then there was silence. Nobody came forward to claim the massive prize.

After 175 days, that individual has finally come forward. The winner has chosen to remain anonymous, and it’s still unknown why it took them so long to claim their prize – the winning ticket was a 50-game QuickPick entry.

“It’s just fantastic … it’s been a crazy few months, but now we can relax knowing (the prize) has been claimed by its rightful winner,” Scole Lotto & News owner Sam Misiano told Nine News.

In one week’s time, the funds would have been transferred to the Victorian State Revenue Office to hold onto, collecting interest, until it was claimed.