9 May 2017

WA’s biggest week in Lotto with over $80 million on offer

Western Australia will experience its biggest week in Lotto for the year with more than $80 million worth of jackpots on offer across the next five days!

It all starts tonight with a cool $10 million OZ Lotto jackpot but Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said things will really heat up on Thursday night with a $50 million Powerball jackpot.

“It’s the second highest jackpot we’ve seen offered across Australia this year so it’s certainly set to create excitement and anticipation,” she said.

Ms Compagnone said players were encouraged to get their tickets early to avoid the rush expected on jackpot day.

“Almost half a million tickets across the State are expected to be sold in the $50 million Powerball jackpot,” Ms Compagnone said.

“Ticket sales will peak late Thursday afternoon when around 800 tickets each minute will be purchased by local punters,” she added.

The $50 million jackpot offer is the result of no one across the nation being able to match the Powerball plus all the winning numbers for the past five weeks.

To round out WA’s big Lotto week will be the $21million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

Ms Compagnone said with 23 WA Division 1 Lotto winners sharing in almost $60 million so far this year, Lotterywest was hoping more winners would be added to this list following this week’s big Lotto week.

Meanwhile, there are still two unclaimed shares from a winning syndicate ticket holding an $800,000 Division 1 Lotto prize.

The 12 share ticket from last week’s Saturday Lotto draw (29 April) delivered each winner a $66,000 prize.

The unclaimed shares were sold at Jurien Bay Newsagency and Exmouth Newsagency and Toyworld.

When you play with Lotterywest, all of WA wins with over a third of money spent on tickets supporting great community causes across the State.

This week’s three big Lotto draws including the $10 million OZ Lotto jackpot, $50 million Powerball jackpot and $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw are set to raise a combined $12 million for the WA community.

Tickets are available until 6pm draw day from Lotterywest retailers in-store, Play Online or through the Lotterywest App.

Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a $50 combo pack which will get you a ticket in all three draws!


Media Enquiries: Pina Compagnone - 9488 6227/0438 996 884