With $80 million up for grabs in Thursday night’s Powerball draw, you may be keen to discover the entry types that have helped previous Powerball division one winners take home the coveted prize.  

This week’s $80 million Powerball draw is only the eighth time in the game’s 25-year history that a jackpot of this size has been up for grabs.  

If one player takes home the entire $80 million prize, they will not only be the biggest Australian lottery winner so far this year, but they will also share the title of the third biggest lottery winner in Australian history.

A Sydney mum currently holds the record as Australia’s biggest lottery winner after she won a $107 million Powerball prize.  

Despite no one taking home the division one prize during the past five draws, there have been 23 Powerball division two winning entries that were just one number off winning the life-changing division one prize.  

Australia’s winning Powerball states in FY21 

Last financial year, there were 17 Powerball division one winning entries that pocketed more than half a billion dollars in prize money. 

The lion’s share of these wins were by players in New South Wales, with the remainder pocketed by Queenslanders and Victorians. 

Table: The states where the Powerball wins landed in FY21 

State Powerball division one wins so far in 2020 Total division one prize money 
New South Wales  10 $279,881,625.90
Queensland  5 $140,000,000.00 
Victoria  2 $100,000,000.00 
Total  17 $519,881,625.90 

The types of entries that won the Powerball jackpot in FY21 

Of the 17 Powerball division one winning entries last financial year, 13 were secured by QuickPick entries, where the lottery terminal randomly chose the numbers. Only four wins were from a marked entry, where the player marked a coupon with their favourite numbers. 

PowerHit entries, which guarantee the all-important Powerball number, continued their winning form and accounted for more than a third of the FY21 Powerball division one winning entries. 

Interestingly, most of the division one winning entries were relatively small entries, consisting of 36 games or less. It just goes to show, you don’t need a big entry, you just need an entry for the chance to become a Powerball division one winner. 

Last week we revealed Powerball’s ‘Hot and Cold’ numbers

The $80 million Powerball draw 1317 will take place on Thursday 12 August 2021.

Don’t forget to grab your entries from your local outlet, online or via The Lott app before 7:30pm AEST on Thursday night.