Despite all dreaming about what we would do with the money, no one claimed last night’s $50 million Powerball, which means the jackpot has now soared to an eye-watering $80 million!
The Lott confirmed late last night that there were no tickets holding the lucky numbers, prompting the jackpot to continue to roll for the fifth week in a row.
It means next Thursday’s $80 million Powerball draw is the equal biggest Powerball jackpot offered so far this year, and also only the seventh time in the game’s history that a jackpot of this size has been up for grabs.
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If one person pocketed the entire division one prize, the Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said it would only be the second time someone had scored the $80 million Powerball prize.
“While we’ve certainly seen Powerball jackpots rocket all the way to $150 million, only one other Aussie has taken home an $80 million Powerball prize – the farmer from the Port Macquarie region who won earlier this year,” he said.
“While we don’t know whether we will be breaking lottery records next Thursday, or watching the jackpot climb higher, what we do know is that you need to have an entry for your chance to win!”
While no one may have scored the big $50 million prize last night, a total of 1,550,312 prizes worth more than $28.49 million were won in divisions two to nine.
Among the winners were four people who each took home a cool $197,292.35.
The numbers drawn last night were 26, 15, 16, 6, 1, 21 and 10, and the all-important Powerball number was 19.