Lotto fever surrounds WA with $40 million Powerball jackpot tonight
Lotterywest retail outlets are set for a busy day as local Lotto punters try their luck for a piece of tonight's $40 million Powerball jackpot.
The multi-million prize offer is the result of no one across the nation being able to match Powerball's winning numbers for the last five weeks.
Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said it has only been less than 12 months since one WA player took home a $30 million Powerball prize, the equal largest in the State's history.
"We had four WA winners pick up a Division 1 prize in Powerball last year sharing in $80 million worth of prizes. We hope history will be repeated tonight," she said.
Ms Compagnone said tonight's draw was expected to capture the imagination of players with Lotterywest expecting to sell close to 500,000 tickets in WA for the draw.
"About half of these tickets will be sold today, with our busiest hour between 4pm and 5pm," she said.
Almost 200,000 WA players have already picked up a prize during Powerball's five week jackpot roll. The WA community has also benefited, with Lotterywest expected to raise $6.5 million to support the local community over this time.
Tickets for tonight's $40 million Powerball jackpot are available from Lotterywest retailers or from Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au until 6pm tonight.
WA's missing Monday millionaire
A million dollar ticket sold in Monday night's Lotto draw at Media Lottery Centre & News in Cannington is still unclaimed.
Owner of the outlet Tan Phan said he had been telling each and every customer about the win and reminding them to check their tickets.
"There has been no sign of the winner yet, however we do have a lot of customers who work away or buy their tickets 10 weeks in advance," he said.
Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9340 5227 / 0438 996 884