One lucky Aussie is starting the new financial year as a multi-millionaire after taking out Powerball’s $60 million jackpot.
The major prize pool came after four consecutive weeks of zero division one wins – the last being a $4.6m win on May 26.
Up to one-in-six Australians were expected to have a ticket in draw 1363. It's believed the winning ticket was purchased in NSW or the ACT.
The life-changing numbers for Thursday night’s draw are: 22, 6, 1, 16, 17, 29 and 11, with the all-important Powerball number 2.
An incredible 24 tickets split the division two prize – each pocketing just shy of $37,000.
The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said the single winner would become one of the year’s biggest lottery wins to date.
“Australia’s biggest lottery winner of 2022 so far is a Coffs Harbour man who wanted to park a new red sports car in the garage of a new house after we confirmed he’d won more than $63.3 million in a February Powerball draw,” he said.
“Interestingly, New South Wales players have enjoyed a stellar start to 2022, scoring five of the year’s nine Powerball division one wins to date.
“We’ve also seen two wins land in Victoria and one each in Queensland and Western Australia. Who knows where we’ll find our next Powerball multi-millionaire!
“One thing’s for sure, if you score Thursday’s $60 million prize, this year’s tax time will be one you’ll never forget!”
Mr Hart said QuickPicks – where numbers are randomly generated for you – have proven to be a winner’s trend, resulting in about two-thirds of winning entries in 2022.
PowerHit entries that guarantee the Powerball number have made up about one quarter of this year’s wins.
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