Powerball powers to $40 million jackpot
After no one in the nation had the winning numbers in last night's $25 million Powerball jackpot, the game has powered to an incredible $40 million jackpot.
The $40 million jackpot will be offered next Thursday night and is the result of no player being able to match Powerball's winning numbers for the past five weeks.
Although there were no Division 1 winners, more than 64,000 WA players picked up prizes last night in the other Divisions, including one lucky local who took home a Division 2 prize worth $88,068. The Division 2 winning ticket was sold at Nightingales Pharmacy & Newsagency in Kalamunda.
Simone Jackson from Nightingales Pharmacy & Newsagency said she was stoked to hear the great news.
"We are so close to a Division 1 Lotto win - that could be next! This win is creating so much excitement amongst our staff, customers and the community of Kalamunda," she said.
Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said it wasn't just WA winners that had benefited over Powerball's five week jackpot roll, with Lotterywest already raising $4.5 million for the WA community. Next week's $40 million jackpot is set to raise a further $2 million.
Local community groups and events to receive Lotterywest support include The Kalamunda Zig Zag Community Arts Festival which takes place on 26 October and received a $19,834 Lotterywest Grant earlier this year.
So far this year, 67 WA players have picked up a Division 1 Lotto prize. These winners have shared in prizes worth $92 million.
Tickets for next week's $40 million Powerball jackpot can be purchased from Lotterywest retailers or from Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au until 6pm on Thursday 9 October.
Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9340 5227 / 0438 996 884