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Powerball jackpot soars to an incredible $60 million: 'Get excited'

Australians are getting excited as it’s been announced that next Thursday’s Powerball has reached an incredible $60 million.

The massive Powerball jackpot marks the fourth time this year that prize has reached this level.

Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said tickets will be in high demand for the $60 million Powerball draw 1332, which is set to be drawn on Thursday, November 25.

“We could see 500 tickets sold per minute during the busiest hour of ticket sales, which is expected to be between 5pm and 6pm on jackpot day,” said Mr Mooney.

Powerball winner holds winning ticket in front of dream car.
Thursday's Powerball jackpot has soared to a massive $60 million. Source: Lotterywest

“Western Australians get excited when Powerball starts to heat up,” he explained.

“When it gets to these higher jackpot numbers, it’s an ideal time to get some friends or family on board and get a syndicate ticket to not only keep the cost down, but also enjoy the fun of sharing it with loved ones.”

What you need to win $60 million Powerball jackpot

In order to win division one in Thursday’s Powerball, players will need the seven winning numbers, plus the Powerball, which the odds of winning is 1 in 134,490,400.

Meanwhile, the odds of winning division two, which requires seven winning numbers, is 1 in 7,078,442 and the odds of winning a division three prize is 1 in 686,176.

Last night’s Powerball, draw 1331, saw more than 163,000 WA players claim a prize across the other divisions, so there will be more chances for players to take home a prize in next week’s draw.

The winning numbers for Powerball draw 1331 were 34, 13, 1, 8, 3, 5, 19, with Powerball number 11.

Powerball tickets start from $2.40 for two games up to $60.50 for 50 games, with System and Powerpik tickets also available at an additional cost.

Tickets for the $60 million Powerball jackpot are available until 6pm draw day from Lotterywest in-store, at or via the app.

In 2018, a format change for Powerball made it almost twice as hard to scoop the division one prize.

Earlier this year, Yahoo News Australia revealed which lottery game in Australia gives you the best chance of winning big.

Family plan to buy dream house after $3.3 million Lotto win

After a lifetime of renting, a Clarkson family of eight can now afford a home of their own after winning the Saturday Lotto’s $20 million Superdraw on Saturday, October 16.

The lucky family, who hail from Clarkson, an outer northern suburb of Perth, won one of six division one prizes – taking home a massive $3.3 million.

Speaking with officials from Lotterywest, the couple in their fifties said the life-changing news has made the dream of buying their own home a reality.

Lottery winners celebrate jackpot with champagne
The winning couple said the life-changing news has made the dream of buying their own home a reality. Source: Lotterywest

“There’s a house we have been looking at, we would park outside and say one day we will live in this house,” said the winning couple.

“We have a large family so our first thought was our kids, we have always lived in nice rentals, but it was never our own,” added the lucky winners.

The WA couple bought their winning ticket from Newsxpress Ocean Keys in Clarkson.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4199 were 27, 17, 2, 26, 7 and 38, with supplementary numbers 19 and 1.

Lotterywest is the only State-owned and operated lottery across Australia.

In the last 12 months, Lotterywest returned more than $313 million to the WA community through its grants program.

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