Hopeful Australians will spend the day dreaming of retirement and trips around the world, with a whopping $60 million up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball draw.

The life-changing prize is the fourth biggest jackpot offered so far this year, with thousands of entries per minute expected to be snapped up at newsagents and online.

According to The Lott, 1 in 6 Australian adults are expected to buy a ticket.

“The last time there was a $60 million Powerball draw was in October last year. For that draw, the peak of sales was at 5.37pm on the day of the draw when 5,763 entries were sold in a single minute,” The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

“Whether it’s selecting their special numbers, indulging in whimsical daydreams or chatting with friends about what they would do with the winnings, there’s growing excitement among Aussie players about tonight’s $60 million draw”.

Mr Hart said Aussies should register their entries to a player card or online account so they can be contacted immediately after the draw should they score the division one prize.

“As this is the biggest offer of any Australian lottery game at the moment, we’re expecting it to be busy in-store and online leading up to the draw,” he said.


“My best advice for anyone wanting the chance to win Powerball this week is to ensure you have an entry in your hands before the draw’s close at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday night.

“We’ll be ready to make any life-changing phone calls to registered division one winners on Thursday night – so if you do see your phone ringing on the big night, answer it immediately!”

So far this year, six Powerball division one winning entries have collectively taken home more than $270 million in prize money.

There have been three wins each in Queensland and New South Wales.

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