Powerball jackpot soars to eye-watering $80 MILLION

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What would you do if you won the lotto? That's the (60) million dollar question on the lips of Powerball players tonight.

Since April 7, the Powerball prize has jackpotted, giving one lucky Aussie the chance to score the eye-watering sum in draw 1356.

The draw is officially closed and the numbers have been announced, so check your tickets!

The winning numbers are: 18, 16, 22, 14, 4, 7 and 9, and the Powerball number is 10.

To win the major prize you must match all seven numbers plus the Powerball.

Someone could be waking up a multi-millionaire on Friday, with $60 million up for grabs this Thursday in Powerball. Source: The Lott
Someone could be waking up a multi-millionaire on Friday, with $60 million up for grabs this Thursday in Powerball. Source: The Lott

No division one winners (again) and jackpot soars to $80m

Unfortunately, for the fifth week in a row, the were no division one prize winners.

It means the Powerball jackpot will soar to $80 million next week.

It wasn't all bad news though for this week's punters – 10 ticket holders won a share of the division two prize, securing more than $95,476.55 each.

NSW has been the luckiest state so far this year

Ahead of the draw, it was expected one-in-six Australian adults would try their luck for the Powerball jackpot.

The Lott said there was already a few patterns emerging among the six Powerball division one winners this year.

Three of the wins have been in NSW, while Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia have all had one division one winner so far.

Three out of the six Powerball division one winners this year hail from NSW. Source: The Lott
Three out of the six Powerball division one winners this year hail from NSW. Source: The Lott

QuickPick entries have also been the most successful so far in 2022, accounting for two-thirds of the year's division one winning entries, The Lott's Matt Hart said.

He added PowerHit entries are also going strong, accounting for a third of the division one wins.

Of all the division one winners this year, one third have been held by syndicates, meaning a group of people get to share their riches.

March Powerball winner not ready to stop working

The last Powerball winner was a tradie from Moree who won just over $10 million.

The father was one of two division one winners in the draw held on March 17, each taking home $10,018,944.20.

While he had been playing lotto for years, the man was speechless when he found out the life-changing news and was shocked he had spent all of Friday at work, not knowing he had won.

“We’ll have some sushi for dinner and just sit on this for a while,” he said at the time.

“It’s important we make some wise decisions for us and our family, but we’re quite comfortable, it’s remarkable because we’re just average working people!

“So, in that sense, I don’t see any reason to stop working yet."

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