A single ticket bought in Western Australia has claimed tonight’s monster Powerball jackpot, writing the holder’s name into the record books with an $80 million prize.
It’s the equal-biggest prize won from any Australian lottery game so far this year and would be the third-biggest individual winner ever if not part of a syndicate, according to lottery operators.
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1333 on Thursday, December 2, were 27, 30, 4, 5, 33, 26 and 19 and the Powerball was 8.
The lucky Western Australian was the only division one winner but there are still millions of dollars on the table from other divisions, The Lott said.
“After scoring the entire $80 million jackpot, the Western Australia player has officially secured their name in the Australian lottery books and shares the title of the nation’s third-biggest individual lottery winner,” The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said.
“You may not have been the one that won division one tonight, but there was a total of 2.5 million prizes worth more than $45.14 million won in divisions two to nine in tonight’s draw.
“Among those winners were 14 division two winners, who each take home a prize worth $89,207.70.
“This was the third $80 million Powerball draw of 2021. In April this year, two New South Wales players shared the $80 million jackpot walking away with $40 million each.
“And then in August, a North Melbourne dad scooped up $80 million when he held the only division one winning entry in that draw. He officially became Victoria’s biggest lottery winner and the country’s third biggest winner.”
Lotterywest, which operates Powerball in WA, said it was the state’s biggest ever lottery win, eclipsing a $50 million prize in 2015.
“We’ve re-written the history books for WA Lotto tonight with this incredible result,” acting CEO Jeremy Hubble said.
“It also contributes to a fast-growing tally of Division One winners across the State in 2021 which has reached 64.”