With a whopping $200 million up for grabs in Thursday’s Powerball draw 1446, it’s no wonder around half of Australia’s adults are expected to buy a ticket.
The jackpot is the biggest the country has ever seen and comes after six weeks of no division one winning entries.
“It’s unfathomable what winning even just a slice of next week’s $200 million Powerball Division One prize would do for you this year and the rest of your life,” The Lott spokesperson James Eddy said.
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“I know I’m excited, so I can imagine Australian lottery players are rubbing their hands together at the thought of bagging $200 million and taking home the crown as the largest lottery winner in Australian history.”
But if you do happen to land on the winning numbers, there’s no doubt you’ll be wondering whether you will have to share the $200 million prize pool with other division one winners – of if you’ll take home the whole amount for yourself.
Luckily there’s a little-known hack for working out exactly how much of the division one jackpot you will score if you have all the winning Powerball numbers — before the results are made public.
One lucky Australian could become an instant millionaire when Thursday night’s Powerball is drawn. Credit: Supplied
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How to find out how much of the $200m you’ve won
All you have to do is follow these crucial steps.
Log into your account on The Lott website or app.Go to “My Account” and then click on “Tickets”.Tap on the information toggle — which is the letter “i” in a circle — on your most recent Powerball entry. For Thursday night’s Powerball entry, it will be Draw 1446.The winning numbers will then be shown on the next screen.Alongside the winning numbers, you will see a link to “Show Dividends”.On this page, you will be able to see how many winners there are alongside the division one jackpot – and what each winner will receive.
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.