Powerball shares tips and tricks on how Australians can win $100 million in a massive lottery
- Entries for the Powerball draw close at 7:30pm AEST
- Half of all Australian adults are expected to buy tickets
- The jackpot equal to the largest this year with $100 million
Australians have only hours left to get a ticket to Thursday’s ‘life-changing’ $100 million lottery draw.
Up to half of all Australian adults are expected to have a Powerball draw ticket when registration closes at 7:30pm AEST.
The draw is the jackpot equal to the largest of any Australian lottery game this year and comes after five draws without a Division One winner.
Lott’s spokeswoman, Anna Hobdell, said queues had formed at outlets across the country as punters rushed to buy a last-minute ticket.
Various tips have also been shared to help Australians increase their chances of taking home the dazzling prize money.
Punters have just hours left to get a ticket to a $100 million lottery draw that will ‘change your life’
The $100 million draw is the largest equivalent jackpot of any Australian lottery game this year and comes after five draws without a top division winner.
“The last time we had a $100 million Powerball drawing was just six weeks ago,” said Ms. Hobdell.
“A Bankstown dad pocketed the entire jackpot and became Australia’s second-biggest individual lottery winner,” he added.
‘On that occasion, the peak of sales was at 6:29 p.m. on the day of the draw when more than 8,227 tickets were sold in a single minute.’
Ms Hobdell said the best advice for anyone wanting to take home ‘mammoth’ pay was to get there early.
“Our advice to players is to record any Powerball entry to a player card or online account,” he said.
‘That’s so they can be contacted immediately after the draw in case they get a share of the top division prize.
“We also recommend players to ensure their contact details are up to date as we want to reveal the news that will change their lives as soon as possible.”
Lotterywest revealed that the most popular winning tickets of its Division One winners in Western Australia were the ‘slikpik’.
Some 53 Western Australian ticket holders have walked away with a Division One prize worth a combined $166 million with more than 70 per cent coming from a ‘slikpik’ ticket.
An 18-game slikpik accounted for seven Division One winners, while 12-game and 50-game slikpik each created six winners.
Those who purchase the ticket will receive a pool of random numbers that will be chosen for them, after they choose a draw they want to enter.
Up to half of all Australian adults are expected to have a Powerball draw ticket when registration closes on Thursday at 7:30pm AEST.
Thursday’s $100 million Powerball is the biggest equal jackpot in Australia this year.
Last year, three players took home a share of a huge $160 million lottery draw, while another family man from New South Wales’ Coffs Harbor took home $126 million.
This year’s biggest winner so far was a man with his wife in Bankstown, southwest of Sydney, and the couple won the $100 million Powerball in June.
He told the Australian National Lottery: ‘Am I dreaming? Am I a millionaire now?
He said he would spend the money on a new house, but he planned to continue working before retiring.