Tonight’s $80m jackpot the second highest prize-pool in Australian lotto history

Life would be a dream with $80 million dollars in your pocket, and that’s exactly what’s up for grabs in tonight’s Oz Lotto.

It’s the eighth consecutive week of a jackpot, up $10 million on last week’s un-won $70 million.

It’s the highest level jackpot in seven years, and the second-highest prize pool in Australian lotto history.


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Last week, the Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said the last time the jackpot was this high, was in 2012.

“The last time Oz Lotto sky-rocketed this high Australians were dancing to Psy’s  ‘Gangnam style’ and listening to Carly Rae Jespen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’,” she said.

“It was a big year for sport after Team Australia earned 35 medals at the London Olympics, Sydney Swans were crowned the champions in the AFL grand final and the Melbourne Storm took home the title in the NRL grand final.

“Kim Kardashian and Kanye West started dating as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes called it quits and Prince William and Kate Middleton announced they were expecting their first child.

“Back on home soil, 2012 saw Oz Lotto climb to a record-breaking $100 million – the last time the game offered a jackpot above $70 million.

“With up to one-in-four Australian adults expected to have an entry into the $80 million Oz Lotto draw next Tuesday, it is expected to be busy in outlets and online.

“With so many people getting their hands on an entry, we could be calling you maybe?”

There’s still time to get your tickets, before the 8.30pm AEST draw tonight.

So… get your tickets here.

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