9 August 2018

Will tonight’s $80 million Powerball jackpot break records?

Australian history could be made tonight if one player takes home the $80 million Powerball jackpot.

Following seven weeks of jackpotting, tonight’s Division One prize pool has reached a mind-blowing $80 million for the first time in nearly a decade. It’s the equal largest jackpot prize in the game’s history.

“The current record for the largest Powerball jackpot was set in 2009 when the game powered to $80 million,” said Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone.

“We could also see another Australian Lotto record created if a single ticket takes out the $80 million prize.

“The largest win to date is $70 million, won twice in 2016 and 2013 with both wining tickets from Queensland.”

Tonight’s $80 million Powerball jackpot follows hot on the heels of Tuesday’s $70 million jackpot.

Lotterywest confirmed tonight’s Powerball draw was proving just as popular.

“We expect about 700,000 tickets to be sold in Western Australia, with sales set to peak between 4pm and 5pm today when 950 tickets will be purchased each minute,” Ms Compagnone added.

“Some of the most popular hotspots across the State people are visiting to collect their Powerball tickets are Cloverdale, Success, Morley, Karratha and Kwinana.

“And one the most popular ticket entries is an 18 game Slikpik, where the numbers are randomly generated by the lottery terminal.”

Despite the jackpot not being won, 622,016 prizes have been won across Western Australia in Divisions Two to Nine, sharing in $6.6 million in prizes.

Powerball tickets are available until 6pm today from Lotterywest in-store, online or through the app.

Players are encouraged to play responsibly and spend only what they can afford. The cost of a ticket can be shared by joining with family, friends or work colleagues to form a syndicate.

Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884