Ahead of Thursday night’s $60 million Powerball draw 1332, lottery officials has revealed the season that has historically delivered the biggest jackpots.
According to winning data from The Lott, there are more division one wins and more prize money given away in spring than in any other season.
During the past five years, spring has seen 25 Powerball division one wins, collectively worth $564 million, followed by winter with 23 Powerball division one wins worth $487.34 million.
Autumn comes in third place, with 19 division one wins worth $486 million, while summer delivered 17 wins and $475.1 million worth of prize money.
This week’s Powerball draw marks the last for this year’s spring season and offers the second-biggest lottery prize of any Australian lottery game in 2021.
Spring confirmed as the winning season for Powerball players
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said that things were heating up ahead of this week’s draw, with up to one-in-six adults expected to have an entry.
“A multi-million-dollar Powerball prize is welcome at any time of the year, but historical data shows spring has proven to be a winning season for some Powerball players,” said Mr Hart.
“The spring of 2021 has been no exception as we’ve already had three Powerball division one winners scoring more than $90.4 million. Who knows, we might add to this tally this week,” he added.
Mr Hart said that to help bolster spring’s reputation is the fact we’ve seen the Powerball jackpot climb to some lofty heights during previous Septembers, Octobers and Novembers.
He said: “For example, Australia’s biggest ever lottery jackpot of $150 million took place in September 2019.”
So far this year, 13 Powerball division one wins have collected more than $470 million in prize money.
The division one wins have been concentrated along the country’s eastern seaboard, with seven in New South Wales, four in Queensland, and two in Victoria.
PowerHit entries deliver most division one wins this year
Meanwhile, Mr Hart revealed that PowerHit entries had delivered seven of the 13 Powerball division one wins so far this year.
“An entry type unique to Powerball, PowerHit entries have continued their winning form in 2021,” he said.
“To win division one in Powerball, you need to match all seven winning numbers, drawn from a barrel of 35 numbers, and the all-important Powerball number, drawn from a barrel of 20 numbers,” he added.
A PowerHit System entry not only guarantees the Powerball, but allows players to pick from eight to 15 numbers from the main barrel.
“The PowerHit entry guarantees the Powerball number you absolutely need to win the division one jackpot.”
For players looking to try their luck with a Powerhit entry, a one-game entry will cost them $24.30, while a 60-game entry will set players back $60.60.
However, if players are looking for something more cost-effective, they can try a four-game standard entry for $4.85 or a six-game QuickPick entry for $7.30.
Regardless of which type of entry players chose, Mr Hart said it was important they had an entry before the draw’s close at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday if they wanted a chance to win $60 million.
The $60 million Powerball draw 1332 will take place on Thursday, November 25 at 7.30pm AEST.
Tickets can be purchased at any licensed lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.
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