Will the $110 million Powerball prize land in one of Australia’s Lottery Hotspots?
This week's Powerball is offering Aussies the chance to win a massive $110 million – the highest jackpot ever offered by an Australian lottery game.
For the past eight weeks, no entry has sported the combination of seven winning numbers and the all-important Powerball number needed to score division one. We’re waiting with bated breath to see if this will be the week someone finally collects that jackpot prize and we get to crown one or more of Australia’s newest multi-millionaires!
Ahead of this massive draw, we’ve been crunching the numbers and are excited to reveal the nation’s Lottery Hotspots. While a lottery win can land anywhere, there are clusters across the country where the most division one wins have occurred across all lottery games.
Will lightning strike twice for these fortuitous regions, or will we see a new postcode make its mark on the map for selling the winning entry in this record-breaking Powerball draw?
State of the nation
In the 12 months ending 30 June 2019, there were 429 division one winning entries held by Australian lottery players that delivered more than $1.16 billion in division one prize money.
Victoria had the most division one wins during the 12 months, with a total of 139 division one winning entries sold in this state across all lottery games - – more than any other Australian state or territory. These delivered more than $339.3 million in division one prize money.
However, it was division one winners in New South Wales and the ACT that enjoyed the most division one prize money – more than $388.8 million. The state’s tally was boosted by the nation’s biggest individual division one win during this time - a Powerball prize of more than $107 million that was won by a Sydney woman in January.
New South Wales and the ACT also welcomed the most newly-minted millionaires – a total of 77.
The data also shows the suburbs in each state and territory that are home to the outlets that sold the most division one winning entries.
- In Queensland, the postcodes of 4500 for Warner and Bray Park, and 4680 for Gladstone and Gladstone West each sold three division one winning entries totalling $4,739,223.39 and $1,573,231.05 respectively.
- In New South Wales & ACT, the postcodes of 2680 for Griffith and 2147 for Seven Hills and Lalor Park each sold three division one winning entries totalling $4,430,956.18 and $2,444,985.88 respectively.
- In Victoria, the postcodes of 3021 for St Albans and 3030 for Werribee and Point Cook both sold four division one wins totalling $29,918,597.90 and $6,741,118.72 respectively.
- In Tasmania, the postcodes of 7050 for Kingston and 7249 for Kings Meadows each sold two division one winning entries totalling $2,440,530.18 and $1,364,067.15 respectively.
- In South Australia, the postcode of 5162 for Morphett Vale and Woodcroft sold three division one wins totalling $3,905,046.29.
- In the Northern Territory, the postcode of 0810 for Nightcliff, delivered the territory’s biggest division one win of $979,483.89.
- In Western Australia, the postcode of 6164 for Success sold four division one wins totalling $2,191,741.04.
Are you living in one of the county’s Lottery Hotspots? It’s up to you to decide if these areas are worth seeking out for this week's draw— but as long as you’ve got an entry in your hands before the draw’s close at 7.30pm AEST Thursday 18 July, you’re in with a chance to win the massive $110 million prize!
Get you entry instore, online or via the Lott app today.