REVEALED: How Aussie division one winners spend their prize money

A brand new Ferrari, first-class holiday, a waterfront home… the possibilities are endless if you’re the lucky Aussie who takes home Thursday’s entire $150 million Powerball jackpot.

The jackpot has soared to the division one prize never seen before in Aussie lotto history, after there were no tickets holding the lucky numbers for eight consecutive weeks.

If one single entry takes home the entire $150 million jackpot tomorrow night, it would be the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry.


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The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said up to half of all Australian adults were expected to buy a ticket, prompting The Lott to reveal what other division one winners have done with their life-changing lottery windfalls in the past.

She said Aussie’s contemplating what they would do with their Powerball prize could draw some inspiration from previous winners, but let’s be honest… we’ve ALL thought about what we would do with money.

From a spur-of-the-moment trip to Bali to a quiet family barbecue, Ms Ramsamy said Australian division one winners celebrated their wins in all sorts of ways.

“The first thing the majority of our winners do is buy a new house debt-free or pay off the mortgage. They just can’t wait get that weight off their shoulders,” she said.

“After that, investing for the future, helping family and friends, and upgrading the car are at the top of their lists.

“Some more unusual purchases included an engagement ring and artwork as an investment.”

What Aussie division one winners did with their division one prize:

Activity Response
Invested money for the future 70.41%
Helped family and friends 55.10%
Paid off my mortgage (in part or full) 54.08%
Bought a new car 35.71%
Donated to charity 22.45%
Bought a new house 20.41%
Enjoyed a holiday 20.41%
Retired from work 15.31%
Paid off my family/friends’ mortgages 10.20%
Changed jobs or went part-time 10.20%
Started a new business venture 1.02%

The $150 million Powerball draw closes at 7:30pm AEST on Thursday 19 September 2019.

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