Thursday Powerball draw number 1182 has made a massive leap to an $80 million jackpot after not being won last week when it was sitting at $50 million in prize money.
The draw on the 10th January 2019, the second Powerball game of the new year, will also be only the second time Powerball has hit the $80 million mark since 2009.
In the last three years, a major jackpot has been won in January twice with $70 million won in 2016 and another $55 million won in 2018. This makes January one of the luckiest months for big jackpot wins in Powerball.
These massive jackpots happen because Powerball has the highest odds of winning of the Australian lottery draws, and it also means that when won often there are only a couple of winners meaning it truly can be life-changing.
With the massive jackpot comes huge interest and many people will be keen to get their numbers in for the draw. To beat the queues and avoid the rush buy your tickets online instead right now.
However, if no one manages to successfully pick the winning Powerball numbers this week then it will roll over again to a phenomenal $100 million.