Australia Powerball Jackpot Rolls Over to All-Time High of $110 Million
Australia Powerball will offer its largest-ever jackpot on Thursday 18th July, after the first division prize rolled over yet again. The landmark prize is estimated to be $110 million, but could be even higher by the time the draw takes place – with the possibility of becoming the largest jackpot ever offered in Australia.
The Thursday, 11th July Australia Powerball draw saw no jackpot winners, despite prizes being awarded to over 1.6 million players. The numbers for Thursday’s draw were 6, 7, 8, 21, 27, 28, 34 and a Powerball of 16; the jackpot on offer was $80 million, which rolled over for the eighth consecutive time.
The estimated nine-figure sum could still increase ahead of the next Powerball draw, as one in three Australians are expected to participate in the coming week. With an increase in ticket sales, the prize fund could grow even more, potentially pushing the prize above the highest recorded jackpot in Australian history - a $111 million Oz Lotto jackpot from 2012.
Largest Powerball Jackpots
The $110 million prize could top the list of largest Powerball jackpots by Thursday 18th July. The estimated jackpot is $3 million larger than the previous record-holder for largest Powerball jackpot, after a single ticket-holder won the entirety of a $107 million prize in January 2019. Prior to 2019, the first division Powerball prize had reached nine figures only once before. In August 2018, two ticket holders shared a $100 million windfall after both managing to match all seven main numbers and the Powerball.
The recent surge in hundred-million-dollar jackpots came as a result of reforms made to Powerball’s rules and prize structure. As a result of increasing the number of balls drawn from six to seven in April 2018, the odds of winning the jackpot were decreased to 1 in 134.4 million, the jackpot had more time to grow between wins.
Before the rule change, the largest jackpot won in Australia Powerball had been $80 million, split between two ticket holders in Sydney and Melbourne.
For your chance to win a historic jackpot, simply buy a ticket from an authorised retailer near you. Alternatively, you can purchase an entry online - with the added benefits of never having to worry about losing a ticket again. Your entries are safely stored in your online account, and you’re automatically notified of any winnings. You can also set up subscriptions, so you’ll never miss a draw.