One number could determine the outcome of Powerball’s $80 million jackpot
With great Powerball jackpots, comes great possibilities. And it doesn’t get much greater than the possibility of $80 million!
Yes, Powerball is living up to its reputation as Australia’s biggest jackpotting game, offering Aussies the chance to win a massive $80 million on Thursday night.
Imagine what you could do with a prize of this size. We are eagerly waiting to see if we will be calling somebody with the news that they are the country’s newest multi-millionaire.
If one entry takes out the entire $80 million jackpot on Thursday night, we could be calling the third-biggest individual winner in Australian lottery history, as well as the only person to have ever taken out an $80 million prize!
A formidable factor in this latest jackpot roll has been the all-important Powerball number, which is needed to win division one.
Over the last six weeks that the game has been jackpotting, 25 entries have had all seven winning numbers drawn from the first barrel. However, the Powerball number, drawn from the second barrel, has remained elusive.
This means that these players, who were so tantalisingly close to cracking the jackpot, took out a division two prize of tens of thousands of dollars instead.
With $80 million on offer this week, all eyes will be on that second barrel as it draws the pivotal Powerball number. If any entry has all seven winning numbers, as well as the Powerball number, it will score that mind-blowing $80 million prize.
While every number has an equal chance of being drawn, we do see some numbers appear more frequently as the Powerball number. Since April 2018, numbers 3 and 19 have both appeared as the Powerball number seven times, closely followed by number 13 which has appeared six times.
At the other end of the spectrum, number 1 has not been drawn as a Powerball number a single time.
Time will tell if we see any of these numbers on Thursday night. Of course, it is possible to secure that Powerball number with a Powerhit entry.
A Powerhit entry can be played with either a marked entry or QuickPick and guarantees you that all important Powerball number, increasing your chance of winning division one.
However, the main thing to remember if you want a shot at that $80 million prize is that you need to be in it for the chance to win it. The draw closes 7:30pm AEST Thursday 5 September 2019.
Get your entries in-store, online of via the Lott app today!