Aussies have already begun dreaming about what they might do if they nabbed Powerball’s mammoth $120 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. If there’s just one division one winner this week, they will instantly become Australia’s biggest lottery winner.

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 jackpot, you’ll need to have a ticket by 7.30pm AEST on Thursday, 24 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 $120 million Powerball draw is the second-biggest jackpot in Australian lottery history. It’s only surpassed by a $150 million Powerball draw held in September 2019, which was won by three individuals.
  • It’s the first time an Australian lottery game has offered a $120 million jackpot.

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.

The draw

  • Powerball draw 1345 will be held on Thursday 24 February 2022. 
  • 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 2021 winning states

  • In 2021, 14 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $550 million in prize money. 
  • Of these wins, seven landed in New South Wales, four in Queensland, two in Victoria and one in Western Australia.

QuickPick or marked entries?

  • Ten of last year’s 14 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

  • 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.

Where entries were bought

  • Almost two-thirds of last year’s Powerball division one winning entries were purchased from a licenced lottery outlet. The remainder was purchased online.

Sharing success with a syndicate

  • Two 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, a Townsville syndicate scored a $60 million Powerball prize in July, while a 55-strong group from Western Australia shared an $80 million jackpot in December.

Are you ready for this massive $120 million draw? Get your entry, and get excited. We could be calling you!