For one incredibly lucky Australian, tonight will go down in the record books.
Powerball's massive $60 million draw — the second biggest lottery prize in Australia this year – was won by a single punter on Thursday night.
The numbers for draw number 1327 are 2, 7, 11, 17, 27, 28, 30 and the all-important Powerball number is 11.
Twenty-three division two winners will split just over $949,000, taking home $41,279.90 each.
The last time someone won division one in Powerball was on September 16, where one player pocketed over $9 million.
Since then, the division one prize has jackpotted for four straight weeks.
One-in-six adults were expected to buy a Powerball ticket for tonight's draw.
In this year alone, 12 Powerball division one winners have scored more than $410 million in prize money.
The type of entry that’s scored half of 2021 wins
A study of the 2021 division one winning entries found that half were PowerHit entries, which The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart says “guarantees the Powerball number you absolutely need to win the division one jackpot.”
Nine of the 12 multi-million-dollar winning entries were QuickPick entries, where the lottery terminal randomly chose the numbers for you.
Only three wins were from a marked entry, where the player selected the numbers themselves, which is bad news for people using their lucky numbers.
However, PowerHit entries can get pricey, with one PowerHit entry to this Powerball jackpot draw costing $24.30, while six standard entry games will cost you just $7.30.
Mr Hart said this Thursday’s massive jackpot was the third time Powerball had offered a $60 million prize this year.
“The end of 2021 is fast approaching, but Powerball shows no signs of slowing down. We haven’t had any division one winners during the past five weeks, sending the multi-million-dollar jackpot higher and higher,” he said.
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