9 August 2018

Powerball powers to record $100 million jackpot

After no one across the country could once again take home Powerball’s Division One prize, the game has powered to $100 million – the equal largest jackpot offer in Australian history.

The record has only been matched once before, in 2012 when OZ Lotto climbed to $100 million. Due to unprecedented interest in the draw, the final Division One prize pool reached almost $112 million and was split between four winners.

It’s been seven consecutive weeks since an Australian player has been unable to match Powerball’s winning numbers.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said this was a major moment for Western Australian Lotto players.

“This has become the largest Powerball jackpot offer, overtaking the $80 million record which had been reached twice,” Ms Compagnone said.

“More records could be broken next week if one ticket takes home the $100 million prize, as it will become Australia’s largest ever Lotto win, smashing the current record of $70 million which was won in 2013 and 2016.”
Although no player took home tonight’s Division One prize, over 281,000 WA players took home a prize across the other Divisions.

Thanks to players purchasing Lotterywest tickets over the last seven week jackpot roll, over $13 million has also been raised to support the WA community through the Lotterywest grants program.

The winning numbers in tonight’s Powerball draw were 5, 18, 10, 13, 34, 12, 4 and the Powerball 19.

Tickets for the upcoming $100 million Powerball jackpot are available until 6pm next Thursday from Lotterywest in-store, online or via the app.

Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884