Could this week’s $80 million Powerball draw crown Australia’s third-biggest lottery winner?
Should one Aussie pocket this Thursday’s entire Powerball $80 million jackpot, they’ll immediately become the nation’s third-biggest lottery winner.
They’ll share the title with only two other Australians who each won $80 million Powerball prizes last year.
Up to one-in-four Australian adults are expected to have an entry in this week’s $80 million Powerball draw, the biggest prize offered by any Australian lottery game so far this year.
In 2021, there have been four Powerball division one winners who have collectively won $120 million. Two of these winners were from Queensland, while the other two were from New South Wales.
This Thursday’s $80 million draw is only the eighth time Powerball had soared to this height in its 25-year history.
Last year, we had two $80 million Powerball draws and on both of those occasions, a single entry won this huge jackpot.
In March last year, a farmer from the Port Macquarie region pocketed an $80 million prize. Having battled drought and then bushfires in recent years, the Powerball winner saw the windfall as a welcomed change of fortune.
High on his shopping list was a new satellite television so he could enjoy more channels.
Then in July 2020, four days after the draw itself, a Dromana couple discovered they’d won $80 million – making them the happy owners of Victoria’s biggest ever lottery prize.
The only Australians who have won more than $80 million from an Australian lottery game are a Sydney mum who won a $107 million Powerball prize in 2019 and a Chatswood dad who won $96 million in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot the same year.
As this is the biggest Australian lottery jackpot so far in 2021, we’re expecting things to become hectic in our lottery outlets and online.
You do need to be in it for the chance to win it, and the draw closes at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday.
We’d also recommend you register your entry to a player card or online account. If your numbers are drawn, you’ll want to know you’re a multi-millionaire as soon as possible.
By registering your entry, your prize is secure, and we can contact you with the winning news shortly after the draw.
Maybe we'll be speaking with you on Thursday night!