Thursday may seem like a pretty unremarkable day of the week. It doesn’t have the thrill of the pending weekend like Friday, or signal a fresh start like Monday. Even Wednesday gets the affectionate nickname of ‘hump-day’ and brings a sense of momentum to the week, while poor Thursday passes by, inoffensive and banal. 

But there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to change all that. 

In fact, here at the Lott, Thursday is one of our most exciting days of the week— and it’s all thanks to Powerball.

Every Thursday night the Powerball draw takes place, offering a minimum Division 1 prize pool of $3 million. It’s our biggest jackpotting game and has delivered some of the largest prizes in Australian history.

This week is no exception with the Powerball jackpot soaring to an incredible $60 million!

It’s one of the biggest prizes on offer right now and we’re waiting with bated breath to see if someone will become a multi-millionaire this Thursday night. 

Imagine how your Thursday could go from ordinary to extraordinary if you took out this massive jackpot! 

If Powerball isn’t enough to get you hyped for Thursday, here’s some fun facts that prove this seemingly mundane day of the week is more exciting than you might think. 

The louder the thunder, the heavier the rain. 
The English word Thursday derives from old Norse dialect meaning ‘Thor’s Day’, named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor. The hammer-wielding god is associated with storms and strength. Perhaps the god of Thunder will make it rain for a winner this Thursday. 

In Douglas Adam’s famous novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the character Arthur Dent muses, "This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays," only for planet Earth to be destroyed minutes later by the alien species known as Vogons. While a $60 million Powerball windfall would certainly rock your world, hopefully there’s still a planet left for the rest of us.

Lightning strike 
US founding father and renowned scientist Benjamin Franklin conducted an experiment to prove the link between lightning and electricity. He attached a key and a sharp length of wire to a simple kite, which he then flew into a thunderstorm. The electric charges from surrounding lightning were conducted through the kite string and observed as sparks around the key. The experiment is purported to have taken place on June 15, 1752 which was— you guessed it— a Thursday! We’ll be eagerly waiting to see if lightning strikes for a Powerball winner this week! 

Though Thursday is when the all-important $60 million Powerball draw takes place, we recommend getting in early to avoid the rush before the draw closes 7:30pm AEST on 4 July, 2019. 

Get your tickets in-store, online, or via the app today!