The Powerball juggernaut is on the rise once again with the game jackpotting to $100 million for next week’s draw on Thursday 16 May 2024.  

Next Thursday’s $100 million Powerball jackpot is the third-biggest prize offered by any Australian lottery game in 2024. It’s also the sixth-biggest jackpot in Australian lottery history. 

It comes after there were no division one winners during the past five Powerball draws. 

While no one took home the multi-million-dollar jackpot in Powerball draw 1460 on Thursday 9 May, there were a total of 1,744,124 prizes worth more than $35.76 million in divisions two to nine. Among those winners were seven division two winners who each took home a $142,219.05 prize. 

Up to half of Australia’s adults are expected to have an entry into next week’s $100 million Powerball draw with the hopes of becoming a newly minted multi-millionaire. 

In February, Powerball offered a record-breaking jackpot of $200 million and crowned two division one winners – a Hawthorne woman and a Singleton couple who each pocketed $100 million. 

We will be waiting on the edge of our seats to see if Powerball welcomes another division one winner or if history will repeat itself and the jackpot climbs higher. 

Many Aussies are likely already imagining their plans for the remainder of 2024 and beyond if they won a portion of Powerball’s $100 million. A dream vacation, early retirement, the ideal home, and fulfilling other aspirations could become tangible realities.

To ensure players you're in with a chance to win the $100 million Powerball jackpot, make sure to get your entries before draw close at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday 16 May. 

Here are our top tips for anyone looking for a chance to win the $100 million prize: 

  1. Don't leave purchasing your ticket to the last minute! Make sure you've got a ticket before draw close 7:30pm AEST, Thursday 25 January 2024. 

  2. Register your entry to a membership card or online account and check your details are up to date. We'll be on standby to call any registered winners directly after the draw, and we'd love to break the news to you! 

  3. If you're not a member with The Lott, sign up today! It's free to join and as well as the chance to recieve a life-changing phone call, there are heaps of other benefits to make playing easier and more secure. 

 Good luck, Australia!