Today’s the day when non-gamblers head to their local newsagency having no idea how to buy a Powerball ticket.
But with $100 million up for grabs, we don’t care how much of a goose we look like.
By ‘we’, I mean me.
Anyway, tonight’s eye-watering Powerball has the potential to create history should a WA winner take home the entire Division One prize.
The current record is a $50 million Powerball ticket from NewsXpress Armadale Central in 2015.
“We would love to see a new record in WA, even better if the record can be shared through a syndicate win,” Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said.
“We’re anticipating a rush for tickets between 4pm and 5pm, which could peak to more than 500 tickets sold in a minute.
“This rush follows Tuesday’s $50 million OZ Lotto draw, the only difference about tonight is the jackpot sits at $80 million.”
Good luck everyone… particularly my lotto agent who will, again, groan loudly when I cluelessly say, “one Powerball game tickety-doo please, John.”