AUGUST 16, 20189:45am
A RECORD equalling $100 million Australian lottery prize is up for grabs tonight, the largest in Powerball’s 22-year history.
A lot of Aussies will be choosing their numbers very carefully for tonight’s draw, while others will be going for the random approach and leaving it up to fate.
While every ball has an equal chance of being drawn, The Lott has revealed that there are some numbers that have statistically appeared more than others.
The top five winning numbers are 19, 9, 15, 16 and 17 and the ones that have come up the least include 13, 3, 7, 6 and 14.
A jackpot that size in the division one category has only ever been offered once before in Australia by Oz Lotto back in 2012.
Last Thursday the prize pool soared to $80 million following seven weeks where no entry contained the winning figures along with the Powerball number in a single game.
In the same week, the Oz Lotto jackpot of $70 million was won by two entries.
If one lucky winner secures the Powerball jackpot on Thursday, it will set an Australian record for the largest individual lottery prize ever to be won.
The current record is held by a Hervey Bay couple who took home $70 million in 2016.