WA Lotto Outlets Go Bonks Hours Before $100 million Draw
If this arvo's queues are any indication, Lotterywest’s prediction that close to one million tickets will be sold in tonight’s $100 million Powerball jackpot could be, well, on the money.
A record equalling $100 million Australian lottery prize is up for grabs on Thursday night, the largest in Powerball's 22-year history.
A jackpot that size in the division one category has only ever been offered once before in Australia by Oz Lotto back in 2012.
Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone told 96FM that sales were set to peak between 4pm and 5pm.
It’s at this time she expected that “more than 1000 tickets will churn from Lotterywest terminals every minute.”
So 100 Million tonight - Australia's population = 25 Million .. Am i too greedy for asking lotteries to spread the wealth amongst all Aussies ? #Powerball— Chris Vance (@ChrisVance05) August 16, 2018
Last Thursday the prize pool soared to $80 million following seven weeks where no entry contained the winning figures along with the Powerball number in a single game.
In the same week, the Oz Lotto jackpot of $70 million was won by two entries.
If one lucky winner secures the Powerball jackpot on Thursday, it will set an Australian record for the largest individual lottery prize ever to be won.
The current record is held by a Hervey Bay couple who took home $70 million in 2016.
Tickets can be purchased until 6pm from Lotterywest in-store, online or via the app.
Pic credit: Lisa Cryer, Southern Gazette