Tonight’s Powerball has reset to $3 million after last week’s $20 million Powerball jackpot was won by a Brisbane student in his 20s, who vowed to ditch the nine to five grind forever.
It could be a double celebration this week if there’s a winner as the draw falls on Christmas Eve.
This year, Powerball hasn’t been won at $3 million, but has always jackpotted at least once.
If someone takes home tonight’s Powerball prize, they will be the first person to score a $3 million Powerball prize in more than two years.
“Imagine discovering you’ve scored a multimillion-dollar prize on Christmas Eve, it would certainly be a Christmas you’d never forget,” said The Lott spokeswoman Ally Ramsamy.
“And after a particularly tough year for everyone, what a fantastic way to start 2021.”
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Ms Ramsamy said if someone scored the Powerball division one prize this week, they could start the new year by retiring, buying their dream home or upgrading the car.
“Or would it be the year you travel around Australia or start ticking off all the items on your bucket list?” she said.
“There really is no limit to how you could play by your own rules with $3 million in your bank account.”
The last time someone won a $3 million Powerball division one prize was on November 15, 2018 when the prize was scored by a Western Australian player.
Of the 14 Powerball division one winning entries in FY20, seven landed in Queensland, four in New South Wales, two in Victoria and one in South Australia.
The current Australian lottery record of $107 million was won by a Sydney woman in her 40s in January 2019.