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Biggest Division One Powerball Winners

In 2021, 14 thrilled Aussies scored a division one Powerball prize, collectively taking home more than $550.10 million in prize money. So far in 2022, Powerball has had 15 division one winning entries across Australia that have scored more than $454.39 million in prize money.

A North Melbourne cleaner, Sandgate tradie and a Townsville syndicate were just some of our Powerball division one winners in 2021, and will now be able to play by their own rules thanks to their multi-million dollar wins. 

And 2022 has already delivered some amazing jackpot wins like the Canberra dad who scored $60 million. We can't wait to crown our next Powerball divsion one winner and hear the plans for their windfall! 

2022 Powerball Division 1 Winners

Powerball Division 1 wins from 1 January- 15 September 2022.

State 2022 Division 1 wins Total Division 1 prize money
South Australia 1 $40,000,000.00
Queensland 1 $60,000,000.00
New South Wales 9 $221,084,400.39
Victoria 3 $70,000,000.00
Western Australia 1 $63,309,056.98
Total 12 $454,393,457.40


2021 Powerball Division 1 Winners

State 2021 Division 1 wins Total Division 1 prize money
Queensland 4 $129,929,133.09
New South Wales 7 $200,245,794.56
Victoria 2 $140,000,000.00
Western Australia 1 $80,000,000.00
Total 14 $550,174,927.65


the Lott Powerball winning jackpots across Australia 2021

the Lott Powerball winning jackpots across Australia 2021

Powerball soared to a massive $80 million dollars not once, not twice, but three times in 2021.

In April 2021, this jackpot was shared by two New South Wales players

A North Melbourne cleaner won scooped the entire $80 million in August 2021.

In December 2021, a player from Western Australia found themselves $80 million richer. 

The highest Powerball jackpot offering so far in 2022 was $120 million and was shared by 2 winning entries- one in Western Australia and one in Coffs Harbour.




Powerball's record-breaking $107 million winner 

The record for the largest single winning Powerball entry is $107 million when a single entry won the entire division one prize on 17 January 2019.

The advertised jackpot amount was $100 million, but due to the strong number of entries purchased in the draw, the final division one prize was boosted to a phenomenal $107,575,649.08!

This jackpot was won by a Sydney mum who first thought she had won just $107,000.

The winner told us she wouldn’t be retiring because she was so passionate about her job in the healthcare industry. She planned to share her money with her family and donate a large chunk to charity.

Discover her story below.

- PART 1 -
How the record-breaking prize has changed the life of one Sydney nurse

- PART 2 -
What's it like to tell your family you're suddenly $107 million richer?

- PART 3 -
How does it really feels to win a multi-million-dollar Powerball prize?

- PART 4 -
Advice to the next winner from Australia's biggest lottery winner.


Some of our favourite Powerball jackpot winners 

  Year About the winners
Powerball 2022 A Coffs Harbour man is ready to park a new sports car in the garage of his new house after scoring more than $60 million in February.
Powerball 2021 Ten Townsville locals were thrilled to discover their syndicate scored a $60 million division one prize.
Powerball 2020 A Caloundra woman started off her year with a $60 million Powerball win in February.
Powerball 2019 $107 million Powerball record was set the for single biggest jackpot win. The prize was won by a Sydney mum who first thought she had won $107,000.
Powerball 2018 $50 million won by a young Canberra man who admitted to not sleeping a wink that night after checking his online entry before bed and discovering he was the sole division one winner.
Powerball 2017 $55 million Powerball prize was won by a syndicate of Queensland Government workers.
Powerball 2016 Prior to the $107 milllion win in January 2019, the record for the biggest single Powerball jackpot win was $70 million. The prize was won by grandparents from Hervey Bay who say they've never won anything more than a chook raffle.



How to guarantee the all-important Powerball number


To win division one in Powerball you need to match all seven winning numbers plus the Powerball number.

A PowerHit entry is a special type of entry that guarantees you the all-important Powerball number, increasing your changes of winning the division one prize.

Learn how to play a PowerHit entry in this video.


Playing Australian Powerball

1. In each game of Powerball, players must correctly choose the seven winning numbers drawn from a set of 1-35 as well as one number (the Powerball) from a set of numbers from 1-20.

Powerball game entry. Numbers 1 to 35. Powerball number 1 to 20. thelott.com

2. There are nine prize divisions with division one offering the advertised jackpot prize.

3. The guaranteed first division jackpot amount is based on the prize pool accumulated over the jackpot roll, plus the projected level of interest expected for the draw.  The more people who play in turn boosts the prize amount they can win.

4. Powerball is drawn every Thursday night after 7:30pm (AEST).

5. Winning numbers can be checked at thelott.com and the draw is televised on 7TWO on the night of the draw.

Powerball Winning Divisions

Winning Division Numbers to win
1st Division 7 Numbers + Powerball
2nd Division 7 Numbers
3rd Division 6 Numbers + Powerball
4th Division 6 Numbers
5th Division 5 Numbers + Powerball
6th Division 4 Numbers + Powerball
7th Division 5 Numbers
8th Division 3 Numbers + Powerball
9th Division 2 Numbers + Powerball


Powerball is a national game, with The Lott including jurisdictions covering Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.