Powerball jackpots to $20 million for fourth time this year

Ash Cant
·2-min read

For the fourth time this year the Powerball jackpot has hit $20 million, meaning someone could become a multi-millionaire tonight.

It’s been three weeks since someone took home the Division One Powerball prize, with no entries having the seven lucky numbers and all important Powerball number.

A couple in Victoria were the last to win Powerball, claiming $80 million in early July.

Pictured is blue and white lottery balls, tonight's Powerball Jackpot has reached $20 million.
Powerball players could win $20 million tonight, after no one claimed the Division One prize in three weeks. Source: The Lott

The residents of Dromana, on the Mornington Peninsula became Australia’s third largest lottery winners and said they would wait until the lockdown eases in Victoria before spending their winnings.

One in ten Australians expected to enter Powerball draw

Bronwyn Spencer, a spokesperson for The Lott, said it is expected one in ten Australian adults will enter to potentially win the $20 million, which will be drawn on Thursday night.

The last time someone won $20 million was a man from Narre Warren, and just like the couple from Dromana, he hadn’t realise he had won for a number of days.

“Our advice to these players [in tonight’s draw] is to make sure you register your entry so we can call you with the life-changing news!” Ms Spencer said.

“Both our $80 million division one winners, and our previous $20 million winner held unregistered tickets, meaning we had to wait several days for them to come forward to claim their prize.

“Imagine walking around with a ticket worth $20 million and not realising? That’s the reality if you don’t register your ticket!”

Photo shows Powerball ticket being printed out at a newsagency. Source: The Lott
The Lott is encouraging people to make sure their tickets are registered. Source: The Lott

Registering your ticket will mean The Lott will be able to call you and give you the good news if you have won and Ms Spencer advises if you are a registered player, to make sure your contact details are up to date.

Tickets can be purchased at licensed lottery outlets, online from The Lott’s website or through the Lott mobile app and entries for tonight’s draw close at 7.30pm on Thursday.

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

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