The Powerball jackpot has soared to $60million after there were no division one winners for the last four weeks.
The amount is the third largest Australian lottery jackpot so far in 2022 with one-in-six adults expected to have a ticket in Thursday night’s draw.
Organisers have revealed some tips to increase your chances of claiming the cash, including what numbers are the luckiest and what locations have sold the most winning tickets.
‘There have been six Powerball division one winning entries so far in 2022 that have collected more than $226.6 million.’ the Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.
The $60million jackpot is the third largest Australian lottery prize this year (stock image)
‘Three of these wins have been in New South Wales, with one each in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.’
‘Two-thirds of those winning entries were QuickPick, where the numbers are chosen for you by computer when you purchase a ticket.’
Mr Hart also said that syndicates had performed well this year, with one-third of division one winners being part of a group.
Also accounting for a third of 2022 wins were the unique Powerhit entries, which guarantee one of your numbers is the important Powerball.
Also recommended by Mr Hart is to have an online account where you can check your numbers directly after the draw – rather than going to the newsagent or waiting for Powerball to contact you.
‘Imagine starting Friday the 13th as Australia’s newest multi-millionaire?’ Mr Hart said.
Entries close at 7.30pm on Thursday with the draw held a couple of hours later.
Organisers have revealed previous winning location and numbers (stock image)
Australia’s 2021 lottery hotspots and lucky numbers
Statistics compiled by the Lott reveal the most frequently drawn numbers from the main barrel in last year were 17, 7, 9, 11, and 25. The least drawn were 6, 31, 15, and 33.
For the Powerball itself, the most drawn number is 19 – while the least drawn is 18.
Victoria: the postcodes of 3004 for Melbourne, 3028 for Altona Meadows, 3429 for Sunbury, and 3199 for Frankston each sold three division one winning entries.
NSW and the ACT: the postcode of 2444 for Port Macquarie sold four division one winning entries, while 2127 for Wentworth Point/Sydney Olympic Park and 2750 for Penrith/South Penrith each sold three division one winning entries.
Queensland: the postcode of 4817 for Kirwan/Thuringowa sold four division one winning entries, while the postcodes of 4680 for Gladstone and 4740 for Mackay both sold three division one winning entries.
South Australia: the postcode of 5000 for Adelaide, 5009 for Kilkenny and 5253 for Murray Bridge each sold two division one winning entries.
Tasmania: the postcodes of 7310 for Devonport and 7320 for Burnie each sold two division one winning entries.
Northern Territory: the postcode of 0836 for Humpty Doo delivered the territory’s biggest 2021 prize of $35 million.
Western Australia: the postcode of 6330 for Albany and 6163 for Spearwood sold three division one winning entries.
Source: The Lott Australia