Will Thursday’s $60 million Powerball land in one of Australia’s major prize-winning postcodes?
Less than two months ago, Powerball lightning struck the tranquil coastal town of Caloundra when a local Sunshine Coast woman took out the entire $60 million jackpot and became an overnight multi-millionaire.
Now the jackpot is back on the climb, again offering a massive $60 million for the second time this year!
We are eagerly waiting to see if we’ll be crowning our next division one Powerball winner for 2020 and where exactly that life-changing win could land.
To ease some of the anticipation, we’ve taken a look back at our major prize-winning post codes to see where the millions landed last year. The numbers are in and we’re excited to reveal the postcodes that are home to the outlets that sold division one prizes in 2019!
From 1 January to 31 December, there were 435 division one winning entries held by players across the country that delivered more than $1.3 billion in division one prize money. Of these, 240 became millionaires or multi-millionaires.
Check out Australia’s major prize-winning postcodes below!
- 3427 for Gisborne was home to the biggest division one prize of $36 million for Victoria.
- 3021 for St Albans, 3029 for Hopper Crossing and Tarneit, and 3000 for Melbourne, had the most division one wins, each selling three division one wins throughout the year.
- Victoria had the most division one wins nation-wide during the 12 months, with a total of 117 division one winning entries sold across all lottery games – more than any other Australian state or territory.
- 4305 for Brassall and 4101 for South Brisbane shared the honour of landing the biggest division one prizes in QLD. Each was home to an outlet that sold a winning entry worth $50 million.
- 4870 for Cairns, Earlville, Edge Hill, 4343 for Gatton, and 4207 for Logan Village and Eagleby had the most division one prizes in QLD. Each sold three division one winning entries throughout the year.
New South Wales & ACT
- 2035 for Maroubrah was home to the biggest division one prize of $50 million sold at an outlet in NSW/ACT.
- 2750 for Penrith, Penrith South and Kingswood, 2166 for Cabramatta, and 2530 Dapto and Brownsville had the most division one prizes for NSW/ACT. Each sold three division one winning entries throughout the year.
- NSW/ACT players enjoyed the most division one prize money Australia wide. The biggest division one prize ever for the year was a whopping $107 million Powerball windfall. The entry was purchased online and won by a Sydney healthcare worker.
- 7000 for Hobart was home to Tassie’s biggest division one win of $23.3 million.
- 7307 for Latrobe, 7050 for Kingston, and 7249 for Kings Meadows each sold three division one winning entries throughout the year.
- 5127 for Golden Grove was home to the biggest division one prize of $5 million sold at an outlet in SA.
- There was no clear individual postcode that had the most division one wins —that honour is split amongst seven postcodes who all had two division one wins each. Nine of these were sold in the Northern Adelaide region.
- In the top end, the postcode of 0810 for Nightcliff, delivered the biggest division one win of $979,483.89 sold at an outlet.
- There were also three online players from the Northern Territory who became millionaires during 2019.
While we do see clusters of division one wins in certain areas, it’s important to remember that these vary from year to year and we’ve spoken to division one winners from and wide across Australia in both metropolitan and regional areas.
Lotteries are games of chance and every number has an equal chance of being drawn, no matter where you buy your ticket.
Thursday night’s draw is bound to be an exciting one and we can’t wait to see where our next Powerball win will land!
Play now in-store at your local outlet, online, or via the Lott app. The draw closes 7:30pm AEST Thursday, 19 March 2020.
The above information is inclusive of online entries and store, group and central syndicates and is.compiled from division one wins across all the Lott jurisdictions (New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and Northern Territory) in Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Super 66, and Lotto Strike from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
The above information excludes Set for Life due to the ongoing payment of the prize.