The dream remains alive for Powerball players, with the prize jackpotting to $100 million next week.
There were no division one winners in Thursday night’s $80 million draw, meaning the Powerball division one prize will hit the $100 million mark for the second time in less than six months.
The game has now jackpotted for the eighth consecutive week and is the equal largest prize in the game’s 23-year history.
Though there were no division one winners, a total of 2,467,864 prizes worth more than $44.1 million were won in divisions two to nine.
Among these winners, there were 15 division two winners, who will each take home a prize of $81,533.30.
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said not only did next Thursday’s Powerball jackpot match the Australian lottery record for Powerball’s biggest prize, it also had the potential to smash a new record of its own.
“If one single entry takes home the entire $100 million jackpot next week it would be the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry,” he explained.
“The current record is held by a Hervey Bay couple who won $70 million in January 2016.
“Before their life-changing windfall, the winners confessed to never having won anything more than a chook raffle.”
It’s expected that up to one in three Australian adults will have an entry into next week’s draw.
“It’s the start of 2019 and everyone is dreaming about what they might do with a massive Powerball prize,” Mr Hart said.