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Australia Powerball Jackpot Rises To $30 Million

Last Updated: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 10:04 am

A fantastic First Division prize of $30 million will be up for grabs in Powerball on Thursday night after a run of four draws without a winner. The last time the top prize was given away was on 30th March, when a lucky ticket holder from Brisbane bagged $15 million.

The only other time this year that a larger prize has been won was on 5th January, when a 21-strong syndicate from Queensland’s Department of Education matched all six main numbers plus the Powerball to bank $55 million. The winners had big plans for their new-found wealth, including holidays, retirement and helping out family members.

The record for a Powerball jackpot stands at $80 million and dates back to 30th July 2009, while the largest prize ever claimed by a single ticket belongs to the player from Hervey Bay who won $70 million in January 2016.

Excitement levels are now growing rapidly ahead of Thursday’s draw, as players across Australia go in search of a life-changing prize. Over 330,000 participants grabbed awards in last week’s draw even though the jackpot proved elusive, including seven ticket holders who matched six numbers without the Powerball to win $61,032 each.

If you like the idea of winning up to $30 million, you can give yourself a chance by either selecting numbers online or visiting any authorised retailer in Australia. Best of luck!

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