23 May 2024

History could be made in tonight’s $150 million Powerball draw

Western Australians are encouraged to get their tickets early to avoid the crowds for tonight’s $150 million Powerball jackpot.

If an individual player takes home the entire $150 million jackpot tonight, it will be the largest Australian lottery prize on record.

Lotterywest CEO Colin Smith said ticket sales are expected to peak in the final hours leading up to the draw.

“We are expecting the busiest time for ticket sales to be between 4pm and 5pm this afternoon with more than 1200 to be sold each minute,” he said.

“For the past seven weeks, no ticket across the country has claimed a Division One Powerball prize, which has seen the jackpot roll into a $150 million prize.

“This has been great news for the WA community with this jackpot run raising more than $18 million through Lotterywest’s grants program.”

As the only State Government owned and operated lottery in the country, all available profits from Lotterywest’s games go directly back to supporting the WA community.

The funds raised from these ticket sales makes it possible for Lotterywest to support WA groups like Salvation Army (WA) Property Trust with a $558,800 grant to help people experiencing financial crisis and hardship throughout the State.

Tickets for the jackpot are available until 6pm tonight in-store, online, or via the Lotterywest App.

Powerball facts

  • Thursday’s draw is the 28th anniversary of Powerball’s first draw – 23 May 1996.
  • The last time Powerball offered $150 million was 25 January 2024. On that occasion the prize wasn’t won, and the jackpot soared higher and eventually reached $200 million.
  • So far this year, six Powerball Division One winning entries have pocketed more than $270 million nationally.
  • The most frequently drawn winning numbers from the main barrel are 17, 7, 3 and 9.
  • The least frequently drawn are 33, 15, 31 and 26.
  • The most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 2 and 4.
  • The least frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 14 and 16.

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