Despite the latest $60 million Powerball win being snapped up by a Victorian retiree on Thursday, there’s a chance for lottery players to win even bigger.
Aussies can enter into the latest US Powerball draw via lottery service provider theLotter Australia, with the jackpot on offer setting a new record.
As there were no winners of the jackpot in its draw on Wednesday, October 4, Powerball’s division one prize has skyrocketed to an estimated $A2.2 (US$1.4) billion for its upcoming draw on Saturday, October 7.
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The US Powerball has never offered billion-dollar jackpots in consecutive jackpot cycles.
The last jackpot win was on July 19, when a single Californian won $A1.695 (US$1.08) billion.
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Since then, there has been no jackpot winner in 34 consecutive drawings.
TheLotter Australia allows a customer’s own selection of numbers to be matched to an authorised international lottery.
It offers customers the opportunity to purchase entries to US PowerLuck, which is played in the same format as the US Powerball lottery.
When customers fill out an entry form for US PowerLuck, theLotter Australia takes the same lottery numbers selected and purchases an official lottery ticket in the corresponding US Powerball draw from licensed US Powerball retailers.
If a customer’s US PowerLuck numbers come up in the draw, they win a prize equivalent to that awarded in the US Powerball draw for the corresponding prize division, less local taxes.
If you’re concerned about your gambling or the gambling of a friend or family member, log on to Gambling Help Online or make contact via phone on 1800 858 858.
You can access online counselling as well as services in your state or territory and support for family and friends.
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