Powerball reveals 'secrets' of past winners ahead of $100 million draw

Thursday's Powerball draw could see a player win the second biggest Australian lottery prize ever.

With $100 million on offer in Thursday night's Powerball draw, several strategies have been promoted to help players seeking a nice "boost to their bank account".

There has been no Division One winners in the last five Powerball draws, so the jackpot has just kept rising and rising until someone manage to guess the lucky numbers.

"The idea of winning this life-changing jackpot is sure to get Aussies dreaming big this week," The Lott spokesman James Eddy said on Monday.

"If just one person scores the entire $100 million prize on Thursday night, they’ll not only receive a substantial boost to their bank account just in time for the new financial year but also be crowned the second biggest Australian lottery winner ever."

A generic photo of lottery drawing balls.
Thursday's Powerball could have a player win the second biggest Australian lottery ever. Source: The Lott

What are the most frequently drawn numbers?

In a bid to get people excited about the upcoming draw – which gives punters a vanishingly small 1 in 134.5 million chance of taking home the top prize – the organisation behind the lottery has shared the "secrets" of its past winners.

The Lott has released the most frequently drawn numbers from the main barrel, which are 17, 7, 9, 2 and 28. While the most rarely drawn are 31, 33, 34, 15 and 6.

As for the separate Powerball barrel, the most common numbers drawn are 3 and 9, while the least frequently drawn balls are 14 and 16.

$154 million already won by Aussies this year

Although the chance to win Division One is super slim, so far eight Aussies have done it this year, scooping up a total of $154,152,386.88. So far, NSW has proved to be the luckiest state with South Australia also punching above its weight, in terms of the number of players guessing right.

  • Three winners in NSW = $38,847,720.79

  • Two in SA = $15,251,373.88

  • One in QLD = $20,053,292.21

  • One in VIC = $40,000,000.00

  • One in WA = $40,000,000.00

Five out of eight of those were marked entries where people manually select the numbers on their ticket, and half of them have been PowerHit entries – an entry that guarantees the all-important Powerball number to win division one.

The $100 million Powerball draw 1414 closes on Thursday June 22 at 7.30pm.

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

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