Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2019

Soaring to a staggering $80 million following seven weeks of jackpotting, the second largest sum in the game's 23-year history has sent Aussies into a ticket-snagging frenzy ahead of the impending draw.

That means that that for the second time in six months, the division one prize will now be $100 million.

About one third of Australian adults had an entry in last night's $80million Powerball draw.

The Lott explains that every entry must be validated before a draw can take place and with the sales closing at 8.30pm AEDT it is only after that time that each entry can be accounted for.

Among last night's victors were 15 division two-winning entries, each taking home $81,533.30.

But night got off to a shaky start as lengthy delays due to a technical glitch with the draw led to an agonising wait for ticket holders.

The winning ticket had numbers of 07-24-33-49-50, Powerball: 4 to win the prize from a January 10, 2018 drawing.

The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said next Thursday's draw has the potential to set a new record of its own.

Powerball tickets expire one year after the drawing date, and unclaimed prize money goes to the state School Aid Fund.

Of these entries, nearly two-thirds were quick-pick entries, and nearly one in four of the winning entries were PowerHIT entries.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 6, 19, 37, 49, 59 and the Powerball number was 22.

For the main barrel, where seven winning numbers are drawn from 34, the "hot" number is 32, having been drawn a total of 13 times.

For the "Cold" winning numbers, 1, 10, 11, 12, 21 and 27 made the most appearances, each being drawn four times.

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