Powerball Jackpot Reaches a Record $110 Million
Last Updated: Thursday 11th July 2019, 14:22 pm
The Powerball jackpot has rolled over for the eighth consecutive time, and is now estimated to be $110 million. The nine-figure jackpot is the largest that Powerball has ever offered, and comes just $1 million shy of being the largest in Australian lottery history.
The Powerball draw on Thursday 11th July offered a 1st Division prize of $80 million. Although over 1.5 million players won a prize, no one matched all seven main numbers and the Powerball to take home the jackpot. The Powerball results for the 11th July draw were 6, 7, 8, 21, 27, 28, 34 and a Powerball of 16.
Record Powerball Jackpot
The estimated jackpot for the next Powerball draw on 18th July is $110 million – the largest ever Powerball jackpot and second-largest lottery prize to ever be offered in Australia. The upcoming First Division prize exceeds the current Powerball jackpot record by $3 million; a $107 million Powerball prize was won by a single ticket-holder in January 2019, setting the record for highest single-ticket prize awarded in Australia in the process.
The estimated jackpot could be even larger by the time of the next draw. As excitement builds over the record sum, ticket sales will increase considerably - which could increase the prize fund enough to boost the prize even more. A new national record could well be on the horizon, with demand potentially high enough to drive the jackpot above the existing record of $111 million (set by an Oz Lotto jackpot in 2012, won by four tickets across the country).
The average size of the Powerball jackpot has increased in the last 12 months, due to changes brought to the game in April 2018. Amongst the changes was a lengthening of the odds of winning the top prize – a move which resulted in fewer jackpot winners but guaranteed larger jackpots. Powerball spokesperson Matt Hart had this to say of the trend: “2019 has already been a watershed year for Australian lotteries as we’ve seen a series of high jackpots offered and won. We can only wait and see how the rest of the year pans out for lottery players, starting with next Thursday’s draw.”
How Can You Take Part in the Next Powerball Draw?
You can participate in Powerball by purchasing tickets from an authorised retailers, or by choosing your numbers online. Despite the fact that ticket sales are expected to reach record highs ahead of the draw, with up to one in three Australians expected to join in, the odds of winning the record Powerball jackpot remain the same – though there is a higher chance that you may have to share a prize. Use our Powerball statistics tool to inform your choices ahead of the draw.