Aussies have already begun dreaming about what they might do if they nabbed Powerball’s record-breaking  $200 million prize on Thursday night.

Up to half of all Australian adults are expected to have an entry into this massive draw, which could rewrite Australian lottery history.  

We’re expecting it to get busier and busier in-store and online as we inch closer to the draw’s close on Thursday evening. 

For anyone wanting the chance to win this incredible record-breaking jackpot, you’ll need to have a ticket into Powerball draw 1446 by 7.30pm AEST on Thursday, 1 February! 

From winning entry types to the latest Powerball records, we’ve broken down everything you need to know to get your game-face on for Thursday!  

The jackpot
  • This week’s $200 million Powerball jackpot is the biggest jackpot in Australian lottery history!

If there’s one winner
  • If one player walks away with it all this week, they’ll become the biggest individual lottery prize winner in Australian history. 

  • The current titleholder is a  Sydney nurse who won more than $107 million in 2019 – her story is here.

If there are multiple winners
  • If more than one player has all seven winning numbers, plus the all important Powerball number needed to win division one, the jackpot prize will be shared. 

  • We’ve seen large jackpots shared on previous occasions. For the $160 million Powerball draw in October 2022, three division one winning entries split the jackpot scoring $53.3 million each.

The draw
  • Powerball draw 1446 will be held on Thursday 1 February 2024. 

  • Entries into the draw close at 7.30pm AEST, with the draw conducted about an hour later. By 9pm AEST, it should be known if there are any division one winners. 

  • If there are no division one winners, the Powerball jackpot will climb higher for next week’s draw.

Powerball’s 2023 winning states
  • In 2023, 20 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $552 million in prize money. 

  • Of these wins, eight landed in New South Wales, seven in Victoria, two in Western Australia, two in South Australia and one in Queensland. 

QuickPick or marked entries?
  • Eleven of last year’s 20 Powerball division one winning entries were QuickPick entries, where the lottery terminal randomly generated the numbers on the ticket. The remaining four entries featured numbers selected by the winner, otherwise known as a marked entry.

The power of the PowerHit entry
  • Just over half of last year’s Powerball division one wins were scored by a  PowerHit entry; a ticket type unique to Powerball that guarantees the all-important Powerball number needed to win division one.

Sharing success with a syndicate
  • Three of last year’s Powerball division one winning entries were syndicates, or group entries, where people worked together to purchase a bigger entry that gave them more chances of winning. When the syndicate wins, the prize is shared among all syndicate members. 

  • Last year, three syndicate entries enjoyed Powerball success; A 10-member Rosebery syndicate scored a $50 million Powerball prize in August; less than a month later another 10-member syndicate of Wentworth players picked up a $40 million prize; and 20 Victorian players shared $20 million in November.   

Are you ready for this massive $200 million draw? Get your entry and get excited. We could be calling you!