Monday, July 27, 2009

Powerball jackpot hits $80 million - 23rd July 2009

Powerball will jackpot to at least $80 million next week after no winners claimed the $50 million first prize in the draw tonight.

The multi-billion dollar jackpot, the second highest in Australian history, will come just weeks after an Adelaide man and a Queensland couple shared a record $106 million prize from Oz Lotto.

That draw captured headlines as millions of Australians scrambled for tickets.

Tattersalls spokeswoman Karen Anning hinted the final Powerball jackpot figure may rise, as the Oz Lotto draw did a few weeks ago, when it rose from the anticipated $90 million.

"It all depends on player participation but it could go beyond $80 million," she said.

"The more entries we have, the larger the prize pool. And we have one of our busiest weeks ahead. It will be a huge week in lotto shops around the country."

The previous Powerball jackpot record, $58.7 million, was shared by four workmates from Melbourne's north last year.

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