The West

WA's biggest Lotto win was equalled for the third time with the Powerball draw last night.

There was only one winner for the $30 million jackpot, the fourth WA division one Powerball winner this year. The others were for $20 million in February and August and $10 million in May.

This year, WA has picked up 71 division one prizes worth a total of $162 million. The other $30 million wins were in 2001 and 2007.

The record has been matched only twice in WA’s history - in 2001 by a southern suburbs couple who won Powerball, and in 2007 by a twentysomething university student who won Oz Lotto.

Lotterywest chief executive Jan Stewart said Thursday night’s win followed a run of big division one Powerball winners this year.

“It started in February with a $20 million win, then a $10 million win in May, another $20 million in August, and to top things off, an incredible $30 million win,” she said.

Ms Stewart said 71 people had collected a division one lotto prize this year, compared with 59 this time last year.

“This year’s division one winners have shared in $162 million worth of prize money,” she said.

The other most recent lotto win was last month, when a Perth family collected the entire $22.2 million division one prize pool in OZ Lotto.

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

A 130-year-old West Perth home built by Edith Cowan — the woman on the $50 note and the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament — has been saved from demolition.

Brunch. It’s probably the most universally used portmanteau word in modern language (although motel and Brexit would give it a run for its money). The term brunch has been around since the late …

Labor has pounced on Malcolm Turnbull’s reassurance to Tasmania that any GST reform would be “some years” away to attack the credibility of the PM’s overture to WA voters.

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West