Tonight’s Powerball draw could make you $60m richer as the third-highest lotto jackpot of the year is drawn. Get the winning numbers here.
We’re all struggling with cost of living pressures but millions of Aussies were crossing their fingers tonight and hoping for a massive unexpected windfall.
The Powerball jackpot has soared to $60m, the third-highest lotto prize of the year so far.
The winning numbers were 22, 6, 1, 16, 17, 29 and 11. The Powerball was 2.
Nine Powerball division one winning entries across Australia have collectively taken home more than $311.2 million in 2022.
If just one person snared division one in Thursday’s draw, The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said they would be among the year’s biggest lottery winners to date.
“Australia’s biggest lottery winner of 2022 so far is a Coffs Harbour man who wanted to park a new red sports car in the garage of a new house after we confirmed he’d won more than $63.3 million in a February Powerball draw,” Mr Hart said.
“Interestingly, New South Wales players have enjoyed a stellar start to 2022, scoring five of the year’s nine Powerball division one wins to date.”
If you didn’t strike it big don’t be disheartened, the odds of winning the Powerball division one jackpot with a single game are a mere one in 134,490,400.
In 2019, a Sydney nurse became Australia’s current individual lottery record-holder when she won $107,575,649.
She continues to work and says her philosophy has been to “pay it forward” and support causes she’s passionate about – as well as enjoying a more luxurious life.
A $150m Powerball jackpot in 2019 was the biggest in Australian history, but it was shared among three winners.
Powerball is drawn from two barrels. Seven numbers are drawn from the main barrel with balls numbered 1-35, and one Powerball is drawn from a pool of numbers 1-20.
You can cut your odds by buying a PowerHit entry, which guarantees you get the Powerball number, but that of course costs a lot more for a ticket. Around half the division one winning entries in Powerball are from a PowerHit ticket.
If you want to increase your odds even further, we can reveal Adelaide’s luckiest lottery ticket sellers over the past few years.
The Lott has supplied a five-year span of the highest winnings to better report the luck of some outlets.
And if you want to up your chances of landing the Powerball jackpot, here are some of the tips.
Meanwhile, have you ever wondered which SA home lottery gives you the best odds?
From spectacular multimillion-dollar homes to luxury cars, glorious holiday retreats in the state’s best locations, caravans, ski boats, travel packages, wine and wads of cash, the prizes on offer to support a local charity are astonishing – and more extravagant than ever before. We examine the odds here.
Originally published as Powerball $60m jackpot draw 1363 – get the winning numbers here