Powerball has jackpotted to a record-breaking $200 million.
No player matched the necessary numbers in Thursday’s January 25 draw to secure the monster Division One windfall – with $150 million left on the table.
It was the sixth straight week the top prize has gone unclaimed.
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It means the February 1 draw, number 1446, will be the biggest prize offered in Australia lotto history.
“The largest jackpot we have seen to date was Powerball’s $160 million draw in October 2022,” Lotterywest acting chief executive Jeremy Hubble said.
The Lott spokesperson James Eddy said there was an “incredible opportunity” for Australians to change their lives by becoming the largest lottery winner in Australian lottery history.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“To give an indication of the scale of excitement projected for the upcoming draw, the peak of sales for this week’s $150 million Powerball draw was at 6.15pm when Aussies grabbed 7,455 entries in a single minute.”
If you haven’t checked your tickets for last night’s $150 million Powerball draw 1445, it is certainly still worth it.
There were 26 Division Two winners in the January 25 draw, with each ticket taking home $110,000.
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