Up to a third of Aussie adults are expected to get their hands on an entry into tomorrow night’s $80 million Powerball draw – the second highest jackpot the game has offered in its 23-year history.

The eye-watering $80 million prize comes after the combination of winning numbers needed to win division one eluded players for the past seven weeks.

It’s only the third time in Powerball history an $80 million division one prize has been offered.

Ahead of Thursday’s draw, we’re excited to reveal some of the Powerball division one winning trends from the past financial year.   

Winning Powerball states

In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, 10 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed $398,575,649.10 in prize money.  

  • This included one Sydney woman who in January scored a Powerball payday of more than $107 million – Australia’s biggest ever individual lottery prize.
  • New South Wales and Victoria were each home to three Powerball division one winners, while Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia each had one winner.

Winning entry types

  • Of the 10 division one winning entries during the past 12 months, two-thirds were QuickPick entries, where the numbers were randomly generated by the lottery terminal. The remaining entries were marked entries, where the ticketholders had chosen the numbers themselves.
  • In terms of the size of the entry, a 25-game and 50-game entry each snared division one twice. The smallest winning entry was a 7-game entry, while the biggest winning entry was a 50-game entry.

Hot numbers

While Powerball is a random game of chance and every number has an equal chance of being drawn, there have been some numbers drawn more frequently than others during the past 15 months.

  • For the main barrel, where seven winning numbers are drawn from 1 to 35, the ‘hot’ winning numbers are 17 and 2, while the ‘cold’ numbers are 12 and 1.
  • For the separate Powerball barrel, where a single Powerball number is drawn from 1 to 20, the ‘hot’ Powerball numbers are 3 and 19, while the ‘cold’ Powerball number is 1, which hasn’t made a single appearance during this time.

It’s up to you to decide if these trends will have any bearing on your entry in Thursday’s draw.

Don’t forget to register your entry! We’ll be standing by the phone ready to reach out to any division one winners on Thursday night and it’s a call you’re going to want to take! 

The draw closes at 7:30pm AEST on Thursday 11 July 2019. Get your entries in-store, online or via the app today.