Soaring lottery jackpots have helped give a boost to The Lott’s retailers during the start of 2022.
This week, Powerball has an $80 million jackpot up for grabs – the latest in a series of big Powerball and Oz Lotto jackpots that have captured the attention of Australian lottery players so far this year.
The equivalent of up to one-in-four Australian adults are expected to have an entry in this week’s Powerball draw. During the last $80 million Powerball draw in December last year, the peak of sales was at 4.43pm on the day of the draw when more than 6,000 entries were sold in a single minute across The Lott’s jurisdictions.
The big draws follow a winning year at The Lott, where more than 130 million winners enjoyed more than $3.79 billion in prizemoney from its games, which include Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life and Lucky Lotteries.
This winning tally includes 458 division one winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions who took home more than $1.4 billion. That equates to more than one division one winner per day.
Last year also saw over 28 million Instant Scratch-Its winners. That’s over half a million winners a week; 3,196 winning tickets an hour; 53 winners a minute.
Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
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