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Powerball to jackpot to insane $120 MILLION

After six consecutive weeks of no major prize wins, the Powerball jackpot has soared to an unbelievable $120 million for next Thursday's draw.

Draw 1344, which boasted a jackpot of $80 million, went untouched once again. However 18 tickets split the division two prize, each scoring just over $73,000.

One-in-four Aussie adults were expected to purchase a ticket in draw 1344.

The winning numbers were 24, 7, 34, 22, 13, 30 and 6, with Powerball number 10.

People celebrate in a swimming pool as one person holds a Powerball ticket.
The jackpot is soaring to new heights for next week's Powerball draw. Source: The Lott

What your name says about your chances of winning

The Lott unveiled some key characteristics of previous lotto winners, using winning data collected from Powerball division one winners over the past five years.

According to The Lott, people with the initial of D have won more than 10 per cent of the Powerball division one prizes during the past five years, followed by people with the initial of B (just over 8 per cent).

Unfortunately for Quentins and Yvettes, there have been no winners with names starting with Q, U, V, X and Y — but that's not to mean this isn't your big chance!

The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said anyone with a Powerball ticket in their hands before the draw’s close on Thursday night had a chance to nab the $80 million prize.

“As we inch closer to the draw on Thursday night, I know many Aussies will be dreaming about what they’d do with an extra $80 million in their bank accounts,” she said.

“During the last $80 million Powerball draw in December last year, the peak of sales was at 4.43pm on the day of the draw when more than 6,000 entries were sold in-store and online in a single minute.

“I’ll be standing by after Thursday night’s draw waiting to reach out to any registered division one winners, so make sure you register your entries to a player card or online account for the chance to receive that life-changing phone call."

If gambling is a problem for you go to Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858.

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