Get ready to dream big, Australia. This Thursday night’s Powerball draw (1414) is serving up an unmissable $100 million prize – the biggest offered by any Australian lottery game so far this year!  

The jackpot has reached this level after there were no division one winners during the past five Powerball draws.  

We expect it to be busy in-store and online in the lead up to Thursday night. Up to half of all Australian adults are expected to have an entry into this week’s draw in the hope they become Powerball’s ninth division one winner of 2023.  

With $100 million up for grabs, here are some winning trends that have helped previous division one winners take home the coveted prize. 

Where the Powerball jackpots have landed so far this year 

So far in 2023, there have been eight division one winning entries that have collectively taken home more than $154 million in prize money.  

Three of these wins have landed in New South Wales, two in South Australia and one each in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. 

State 2023 Powerball division one wins Total division one prize money
New South Wales 3 $38,847,720.79
South Australia  2 $15,251,373.88
Queensland 1 $20,053,292.21
Victoria 1 $40,000,000.00
Western Australia 1 $40,000,000.00
Total 8 $154,152,386.88
The entry types that have won Powerball jackpots so far this year 

Interestingly, five of the eight Powerball division one winning entries of 2023 to date have been marked entries – where people have selected the numbers on their ticket.  

This is the opposite of previous years when QuickPicks (where the lottery terminal randomly generates the numbers on the ticket) have scored the most division one wins. 

Half of 2023’s Powerball division one winning entries to date have been PowerHit entries – an entry unique to Powerball that guarantees the all-important Powerball number you need to win division one. 

Powerball’s “Hot” and “Cold” numbers 

While Powerball is a game of chance, and every number has an equal chance of being drawn, there are some numbers we have seen drawn out of the barrel more often than others. 

From the main barrel, where seven winning numbers are drawn from 35, the most frequently drawn numbers are 17, 7, 9, 2 and 28, while the least frequently drawn are 31, 33, 34, 15 and 6.  

From the separate Powerball barrel, where a single Powerball number is drawn from 20, the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 3 and 19, while the least frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 14 and 16

Don’t forget to purchase your entry via The Lott app, online or at your local lottery outlet before Powerball draw 1414 closes at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday 22 June 2023.  

If you’re grabbing an entry, be sure to register your entry to a player card or online account. This means if you win division one, we can call you immediately after the draw with the life-changing news!  

Good luck everyone.