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Powerball jackpots to mammoth $100m

Written by on May 14, 2024

The winning lottery trends have been revealed ahead of Thursday’s $100m Powerball draw, which is the sixth biggest jackpot in Australian lottery history.

There have been no division one winners in the past five Powerball draws, allowing the jackpot for this Thursday’s Powerball draw 1461 to reach a massive $100m, the third-biggest jackpot offered by any Australian lottery game so far this year.

Up to half of Australian adults are expected to enter in the hope of scoring Powerball’s seventh division one win of the year, the Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

“If just one person takes home the entire $100m prize on Thursday night, they’ll not only receive a substantial boost to their bank account before the end of the financial year but also share the crown of Australia’s second biggest lottery winner ever,” Mr Hart said.

“Only four Aussies know what it’s like to win a lottery prize of $100m or more, but perhaps we’ll add to that tally on Thursday night.

“The idea of winning this life-changing jackpot is sure to get Aussies dreaming big this week.”

“Hot” and “Cold” numbers

Those who are hoping to try their luck at becoming an instant multi-millionaire may be interested to know that the most frequently drawn numbers from the main barrel – where seven winning numbers are drawn from 35 – are 17, 7, 3 and 9, while the least frequently drawn numbers are 31, 33, 15 and 26.

From the separate Powerball barrel – where one Powerball number is drawn from 20 – the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 2 and 4, while 14 and 16 are the least frequently drawn numbers.

In terms of hotspots, six Powerball division one winning entries have collectively taken home than $270m so far this year, with three wins each in Queensland and New South Wales.

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In 2023, there were 500 division one winning entries from all lottery games across Australia, giving the lucky winners more than $1.52 billion collectively in division one prize money.

Three division one winning entries were sold in each of Nerang/ Pacific Pines in Queensland, Spearwood in Western Australia, and Melbourne, Berwick, Doreen/Mernda and Broadmeadows/ Dallas in Victoria, while in NSW, there were four division one winning entries in each of Dapto and Berala.

The $100m draw closes on Thursday at 7.30pm AEST.