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.”


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