Powerball frenzy: one in three Australian adults expect to buy a ticket for the $ 80 million jackpot draw
- One in three Australians is expected to buy a ticket for $ 80 million Powerball
- The hefty jackpot is the second highest in the game's 23-year history
- In January a woman from Sydney scored a Powerball payday of more than $ 107 million
- Spokesperson Lott advises people not to wait until the last moment to buy a ticket
One in three Australian adults are expected to test their luck in the $ 80 million Powerball draw on Thursday night.
The first prize of $ 80 million is the second highest jackpot in the 23-year history of the game, only behind the $ 107 million draw earlier in the year.
A woman from Sydney set the record price for Australia's largest individual individual lottery prize ever when she stopped that nine-digit check in January.
That lucky winner and nine others won a total of $ 399 million in prize money from division one draws in the fiscal year ending June 30.
One in three Australian adults are expected to test their luck in the $ 80 million Powerball draw on Thursday night. The first prize of $ 80 million is the second highest jackpot in the game's 23-year history, after the $ 107 million draw earlier in the year (stock image)
New South Wales and Victoria were each home for three of the winners, while Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia each had one winner.
With an exceptionally high number of Australian adults expected to buy a ticket, Lott spokesperson Matt Hart urged people to queue early to avoid long queues.
& # 39; In the run-up to the Thursday night draw, it becomes quick and uncomfortable for Aussies to scramble to get a ticket, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The last time we had a $ 80 million draw, sales peaked around 5 p.m. on the day of the draw when more than 4,200 entries were sold in 60 seconds.
Do not forget to register these entries because I am ready to reach a winner every night. It's a phone call that you want to take! & # 39;
Of the division's one winners in the past year, two-thirds opted for QuickPick entries, in which random numbers were generated, while the rest of the ticket holders marked their entry themselves.
In terms of the size of recent winning entries, 25-game and 50-game entries won twice, while the smallest winning entry was a seven-game card.
Although theoretically every number has an equal chance of being signed, some have appeared more often in recent months.
With an exceptionally high number of Australian adults expected to buy a ticket, Lott spokesperson Matt Hart urged people to come early. & # 39; In the run-up to the draw, close to Thursday night, things get hectic in the store and online as Aussies clamber to get a ticket, & # 39; he said (stock image)
For the main vessel, in which seven winning numbers are drawn from one to 35, the most frequently drawn winning numbers are 17 and two, while the least frequently drawn winning numbers are 12 and one.
For the individual Powerball cylinder, where a single Powerball number is drawn from one to 20, the most common numbers are three and 19, while the least frequent number is one.
& # 39; Will players choose a booking type based on the fact that in the past it has delivered a division one win, or will they go against trend and opt for something completely different, then figurative lightning will not happen twice # 39; Mr. Hart said.
& # 39; With a Powerball prize of millions of dollars on this scale, you can say that you can really play according to your own rules. & # 39;
Powerball draw 1208 closes AEST on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.
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