Powerball jackpots up to an unprecedented $ 150 million – when your best chance to take home the life-changing prize is revealed
- The biggest prize in the Australian history lottery is up for grabs and must be won
- Powerball shot up to a record amount of $ 150 million on Thursday evening
- Data show that some gamblers in Melbourne have a good chance of winning the grand prize
The biggest prize in the history of the Australian lottery after nine weeks is without a winner for the first time.
Many have made an effort to get the golden ticket in the hope of taking home the $ 150 million prize on Thursday night.
However, data shows that some areas are more likely to get the grand prize than others.
Many have made an effort to get hold of the golden ticket in the hope of taking home $ 150 million on Thursday night
Buying a ticket in a suburb of northern Melbourne seems to give gamblers the best chance to take home the big prize.
MOST DEPARTMENT ONE WINS PER STATE:
Victoria – 139 division one wins
New South Wales & ACT – 107
Queensland – 76
Western Australia – 55
South Australia – 29
Northern Territory – 9
Tasmania – 14
Data show that most division one winning tickets are from northern Melbourne, with 20 winners from that area.
Suburbs in western Melbourne have won 19 division 1 victories, while the east and southeast of Melbourne have both achieved 15 victories in the past year.
Victoria was at the top of the list with the most divisions in the 2018/2019 financial year.
Followed by New South Wales and the ACT.
A change of rules last year has made Powerball more difficult to win.
Ticket buyers now have to choose seven winning numbers from 35 in the main barrel instead of six numbers from 40.
This makes it harder for the division to win one prize – nearly half the odds of the jackpot going down from around one in 76.7 million to one in 134.5 million.
Buying a ticket in a suburb of northern Melbourne seems to give gamblers the best chance to take home the big prize
The change in format has drawn criticism from some gamblers who prefer better odds for smaller prizes.
& # 39; LUCKIEST & # 39; LOTTO NUMBERS OF AUSTRALIA
& # 39; Hot & # 39; winning numbers from previous Powerball draws:
– Number 17, signed 23 times
– Number 2, signed 20 times
& # 39; Cold & # 39; winning numbers from previous Powerball draws:
– Number 12, signed 6 times
– Number 26, signed 9 times
& # 39; Hot & # 39; Powerball numbers:
– Number 3, sign 7 times
– Number 13, signed 7 times
– Number 19, signed 7 times
& # 39; Cold & # 39; Powerball numbers:
– Number 1, never signed
– Number 18, signed once
The chances of winning are incredibly small, with one in two Australian adults picking up a ticket for this week's draw.
The chance to win division once with a single game entry is around one in 134 million.
However, a standard entry of 12 games gives you a better shot with a chance of 11.2 million to cash in on just the top prize.
The Lott spokeswoman Bronwyn Spencer told the Herald Sun. that while there is no way to predict where the victories will land, the suburbs of Melbourne have had a bumper year.
& # 39; Lottery games are random games of chance and therefore there is no way to predict where the wins will land, but from time to time we see clusters of wins in different regions.
& # 39; It will be interesting to see if the trend continues and the northern suburbs of Melbourne continue to win Division One. & # 39;
Mrs. Spencer is the woman behind the life-changing phone calls and anyone who wins on Thursday evening can expect a phone call from her around 9 p.m.
& # 39; If one person takes home the entire division one prize for Powerball this week, this will be the biggest lottery prize I have ever confirmed, so it can be an incredible moment for me too. & # 39;
If gambling causes a problem for you, Lifeline advises you to seek help by calling or visiting 1800 858 858 Help with gambling.
Australia's largest lottery wins:
2019: Three winning entries shared in the record-breaking $ 110 million in July
$ 107 million powerball record was the best for the biggest jackpot. The prize was won by a mother from Sydney who first thought she had won $ 107,000.
2018: $ 50 million won by a young Canberra man who admitted that he hadn't slept that night after checking out his online entry before bedtime and discovered that he was the only division one winner.
2018: $ 40 million shared between two division one winning entries A young Lewisham mother was one of the winners with a PowerHit entry that also won division two 19 times, bringing her total prize to $ 20,552,555.15.
2017: $ 55 million was won by Division One Powerball Prize was won by a syndicate of Queensland government workers
2017: $ 30 million jackpot was split between two division one winning entries, both from New South Wales. A winning entry was for a registered player who bought their ticket at Cabramatta East Newsagency, the second winning entry was a long-running 25-person shopping syndicate from Newcastle City Newsagency.
2016: Prior to the $ 107 million win in January 2019, the record single Powerball jackpot was $ 70 million. The prize was won by grandparents from Hervey Bay who say they have never won more than one lottery.
2009: A record jackpot of $ 80 million was won by two winning entries from Victoria and New South Wales who had shared the Division One prize and claimed $ 40 million each.
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