Next Thursday’s Powerball will have a whopping $ 80 million prize money after the $ 50 million jackpot failed to score a lucky winner overnight.
Last night’s $ 50 million Powerball jackpot slipped a winner for the fifth week in a row and will now climb to $ 80 million for next week’s draw.
The winning numbers for Thursday’s 1259 lottery draw include: 26 – 15 – 16 – 6 – 1 – 21 – 10.
One in six Australians have reportedly got their hands on a Powerball ticket after the jackpot shot up to $ 50 million following Thursday’s Powerball draw.
The final Division 1 Powerball winner was crowned in May when a man from Logan won $ 17 million and was planning to break the news to his family by pulling into the driveway in a new flash car.
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But the biggest winner of that particular game this year was a man from Port Macquarie who pocketed $ 80 million. The first thing this incredibly lucky winner did was buy his own brand new TV.
âWe certainly hope he enjoys this new TV and the rest of its $ 80 million price tag,â said Lauren Cooney of The Lott.
âWe can’t wait to see where the next Powerball jackpot lands. Will the winning streak continue this Thursday for the Sunshine State or will the Powerball prize light up elsewhere in Australia? We’ll just have to wait and see.
CALL FOR $ 1 MILLION
Winning the lottery is a fantasy for most Australians – but sadly most of us will never know what it really looks like.
But if you’ve ever wondered what exactly would happen if you got a life-changing call letting you know you’ve hit the jackpot, the mystery has just been solved.
That’s because the official Australian lottery provider, The Lott, just shared a recording of a phone call with a Queenslander who won a division one award earlier this year.
The unnamed man – who was one of four Division 1 winners – ended up pocketing a staggering total of $ 1,095,232.87.
In the clip, The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney can be heard asking the man if he had had a chance to verify his entry into the Saturday draw online before confirming he was one. happy winners.
The clearly stunned man might respond with little more than a few curses at the start before telling Ms Cooney that her “heart is only racing.”
He then told Ms Cooney that he had “a good feeling” about the ticket, although he had no idea he had won big before the call.
âOh, you don’t understand, it’s just amazingâ¦ oh my God,â he said.
âIt’s just crazy, it made my day. I actually had a morning cr * p, thank you very much.