Powerball Jackpot Reaches Record $150 Million
Last Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:04 pm
The biggest jackpot ever to be seen in Australia will be put up for grabs in the next Powerball draw (1218) on Thursday 19 September after it increased to $150 million.
There were over 2.6 million prizes won in the latest draw on Thursday 12 September, but no tickets matched all the winning numbers.
The winning numbers for the draw on Thursday 12 September were 10, 11, 20, 27, 28, 30 and 31, with a Powerball of 2. It was estimated that around one in three Australian adults would take part in the latest draw after the jackpot reached nine figures, and eight players came close to landing the First Division prize as they matched all seven main numbers without the Powerball, pocketing $173,767 each.
There were a host of other impressive payouts on a special night, with over 150 participants in the Match 6 + Powerball division who each took home $5,342. Take a look at the Powerball Results page to see a full list of all the prize divisions.
The jackpot for the draw had been worth $100 million - making it one of the largest in history -, but it will now leap up by an astonishing $50 million to set a new record for next week’s draw, as demand for tickets is set to be so great.
A Remarkable Year
It has been a remarkable year for big prizes already in 2019, with the previous Powerball record coming just weeks ago on 18 July. The First Division prize that day was worth $110 million, and there were three winners who each received a $36 million slice - one from New South Wales, one from South Australia and one from Victoria.
The highest amount ever won by a single player is $107 million. A mother from Sydney landed this gigantic prize in January of this year, and revealed that the windfall would allow her to help a number of causes close to her heart.
Oz Lotto had previously held the record for the biggest Australian jackpot of all time, dating back to 2012 when four tickets split $111 million. However, it is the events of this year that have fuelled unprecedented levels of excitement among lottery fans and officials.
Bronwyn Spencer, spokesperson for lottery operator The Lott, said: “Never before has there been such a strong sequence of high Powerball jackpots like the one we’ve witnessed during the past 12 months. It wasn’t that long ago in August 2018, that we saw an Australian lottery record set when Powerball offered $100 million for the first time in the game’s history.”
The winning numbers for Thursday’s record draw will be available straight afterwards on the Lottery Results page, where you can also see the latest numbers for every game played throughout the week.