The Powerball jackpot has surged to a record-breaking $160 million after Thursday night’s draw failed to produce any division one winners.
The lucky numbers for Powerball draw 1379 were 14, 33, 11, 25, 17, 24 and 6. The all important Powerball number was 18.
Although it was predicted that half of all Australian adults would buy a ticket in a bid to win the huge prize, officials with The Lott announced on Friday morning that the draw failed to produce a winner for the fifth week in a row.
While no one got their hands on the coveted jackpot, there were a total of 4,139,050 prizes worth more than $75 million won in divisions two to nine.
Among those were 15 division two winners who each took home $139,057.90.
Australia's largest ever Powerball jackpot
Aussies will now have a chance to snare the country’s largest ever lottery prize of $160 million next Thursday in Powerball draw 1380.
If one person scores the entire jackpot, they will become the biggest Australian lottery winner in history, The Lott said.
“Winning $160 million would immediately change your life and those of your nearest and dearest, but it would also be amazing to claim the title of biggest Australian lottery winner in history,” spokesperson James Eddy said.
“As this is the largest Australian jackpot ever offered, we’re expecting it to be busy in-store and online in the lead-up to this monumental draw.
“Powerball has already crowned more winners in 2022 than in each of the past three years, with 15 Powerball division one wins to date collectively taking home more than $454 million.
“Whether or not we see the arrival of 2022’s sixteenth Powerball division one winner next week remains to be seen.”
The largest lottery winner on record is believed to be a Sydney nurse who took home a $107 million Powerball prize in 2019.
The mum in her 40s told 9News last year that her and her husband were still working despite their windfall.
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