The secrets behind last year’s Powerball division one winning entries have been revealed ahead of Thursday’s massive $60 million draw, including "hot" and "cold" winning numbers.
With $60 million up for grabs in Thursday’s Powerball, it’s the biggest jackpot offered by any Australian lottery game in 2022.
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said Powerball could crown its second $60 million winner of the year if one lucky player takes home the entire jackpot.
“About five weeks ago, a young Brisbane man had the best start to the year imaginable after taking home the entire $60 million prize,” Mr Hart said.
Mr Hart, who broke the life-changing news to the previous $60 million Powerball winner, is hoping history will repeat itself this week for one lucky person.
“Winning this mammoth jackpot would surely breathe new life into all your dreams for the rest of 2022 and beyond,” he said.
For players looking for some Powerball entry inspiration, Mr Hart confirmed The Lott revealed some secrets of big winners.
Secrets of Powerball's big winners
The Lott revealed that in 2021, 14 Powerball division one winners across Australia pocketed more than $550 million in prize money.
The winning tickets landed in various states across Australia, with seven landing in New South Wales, four in Queensland, two in Victoria and one in Western Australia.
Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of last year’s Powerball division one winning entries were purchased in-store from a licensed lottery outlet, rather than online.
When it came to the types of entries that delivered the most wins last year, PowerHit entries took home the crown.
Half of last year’s Powerball division one wins were scored by a PowerHit entry, which is a ticket type unique to Powerball that guarantees the all-important Powerball number needed to win division one.
Ten of the previous Powerball division one winning entries were QuickPick entries, which is where the lottery terminal randomly generates the numbers on the ticket.
However, the remaining four division one winners selected their own numbers, meaning it might be worth trying your lucky numbers, or playing hot and cold numbers.
Powerball's ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ numbers revealed
For players who are willing to try their luck with "hot" and "cold" numbers, The Lott has revealed the most-frequently and least-frequently drawn winning numbers ahead of the draw.
From the main barrel, the most-frequently drawn (or "hot") winning numbers are 17, 9, 11 and 25.
While the least-frequently drawn (or "cold") winning numbers are 6, 31, 15 and 33.
For the separate Powerball barrel, the most frequently drawn Powerball number is 19, while the least frequently drawn Powerball number is 18.
To win Powerball’s division one prize, you need to have all seven winning numbers (drawn from the main barrel of 35 numbers) plus the Powerball (drawn from the Powerball barrel of 20 numbers) in a single game panel.
Mr Hart confirmed he will be standing by after Thursday night’s draw to reach out to any registered division one winners, so players should make sure they register their entries.
He said: "Make sure you register your entries to a player card or online account for the chance to receive that life-changing phone call.”
“But remember, regardless of which Powerball entry you grab, as long as you have one in your hand before 7.30pm AEST on Thursday night, you’re in with a chance to become an overnight multimillionaire.”
The $60 million Powerball draw 1343 will be drawn at 8:30pm (AEST) on Thursday, February 10.
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