Check your tickets NOW: One lucky Aussie could be $60million richer in massive Powerball draw – so are they your lucky numbers?
- Thursday night’s monster $60million Powerball jackpot has been drawn
- Winning numbers for draw 1356 are 18, 16, 22, 14, 4, 7, 9 while the Powerball is 10
- No division one winners, means a $80million jackpot is up for grabs next week
Millions of Aussies have checked their tickets in hope of becoming the next instant multimillionaire after the numbers for the massive $60million Powerball jackpot were revealed.
The winning numbers for draw 1356 are 18, 16, 22, 14, 4, 7 and 9 while the Powerball is 10.
There were no division one winners for the fifth consecutive week, which means the jackpot has soared to $80million, which will be up for grabs next Thursday night.
Ten division two winners, including three from NSW have each won $95,476.55 while 124 third division winners will share a $583,469.60.
The $60million jackpot is the third largest Australian lottery prize this year (stock image)
Thursday night’s draw was the third largest Australian lottery jackpot so far in 2022 with one in six adults expected to have bought a ticket.
One in four Australian adults are expected to buy a ticket for next week’s draw, which will be drawn at 8.30pm May 19.
If one person wins next week’s entire $80 million Powerball jackpot, they will become Australia’s biggest lottery winner in 2022 to date.
‘It’s going to be busy leading up to this huge draw, with up to one-in-four Australian adults expected to have an entry, so make sure you get in early to avoid the late rush,’ The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said.
‘If you want to find out immediately if you’re a division one winner, register your entry so we can give you a call straight after the draw to break that life-changing news.’
A Powerball $80 million prize was won on three occasions in 2021.
Two NSW players who won $40 million each last April.
Four months later, a Victorian man walked away with the entire prize making him the state’s biggest ever individual lottery winner.
Then in December, Christmas came early for 55 women from a Western Australian gym.
Six Powerball division one winning entries so far in 2022 have collected more than $226.6 million.
Three of these wins have been in NSW, with one each in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.
One in four Australian adults are expected to buy a ticket for next week’s $80 million Powerball draw after no division one winners for the last five weeks
‘Two-thirds of those winning entries were QuickPick, where the numbers are chosen for you by computer when you purchase a ticket,’ Mr Hart said.
One third of 2022 wins were the unique Powerhit entries, which guarantee one of your numbers is the important Powerball.
Mr Hart also recommends players have an online account so they can check their numbers directly after the draw – rather than going to the newsagent or waiting for Powerball to contact them.
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