One lucky Australian could find themselves $150 million richer if they claim Powerball’s top prize on Thursday night.
Draw 1445 jackpotted to $150 million after the Division One jackpot of $100 million went unclaimed last week.
The winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 9, 21, 26 and 27 and the Powerball is 10. You can see the winning dividends here.
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Thursday night’s draw marks the second-largest jackpot offered in Australia.
James Eddy, spokesperson for The Lott, said he was anticipating a rush in buying tickets shortly before the draw.
“We’re often asked for our advice and our biggest tip to lottery players vying for a chance to win this mammoth prize is to get in early and don’t leave purchasing your entry until the last minute,” he said.
“As the clock continues to tick down and get closer to the time of the draw, I’m sure Australians are dreaming of what could be and how their lives would inevitably change if they snagged a piece of the division one pie.
“It’s difficult to fathom, but so exciting for Aussies to have the opportunity to change their lives with a $150 million prize.”
If you’re a registered user and your prize is more than $40 million, a representative from The Lott will phone you “immediately after the draw” to take you through the prize claim process.
However if you’re not a registered player and you’re holding a winning ticket, lottery officials will not be able to contact you.
In this case, you need to call The Lott on 131 868 to start the process of claiming your millions.
After contact has been made, winners have to wait two weeks before the cash is transferred into their accounts.
What happens if you win Division One?
- A representative from The Lott will call you immediately with the good news using the contact number listed in your account.
- The Lott will send a letter to confirm your Division One Powerball win — as well as some “congratulatory goodies” to celebrate your win.
- The Lott says you’ll then have to wait two weeks to receive your winnings. “You’ll have a two-week provisional period to plan what you’re going to do with your life-changing prize,” The Lott says.
- The prize will then be paid into your online account so you can then withdraw the millions to a bank account of your choice.
If you’re concerned about your gambling or the gambling of a friend or family member, log on to Gambling Help Online or make contact via phone on 1800 858 858.