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Many Australians dream about winning the Powerball jackpot which is set from $3 million each week, and if not won, rolled over to subsequent draws. The game has produced some of Australia’s biggest lottery winners, mainly thanks to the uncapped jackpot creating huge potential payouts. Here’s a list of Australia’s Powerball winners:
Biggest Powerball Winners
2009 – 2016
- On 30 July 2009, the $80 million Powerball prize was split between two winners who received $40 million each.
- On 2 May 2013, $62 million was split between two winning tickets, each taking home $31 million.
- On 21 August 2014, two winning tickets shared a $70 million jackpot prize.
- On 28 May 2015, a woman from Canberra won the $50 million Powerball jackpot on a single ticket.
- On 7 January 2016, a couple won $70 million, the highest prize ever won on a single lottery ticket at the time.
- On 11 January 2018, a single ticket won $55 million and went unclaimed for almost 6 months. The ticket was eventually claimed anonymously in Melbourne.
- On 7 June 2018, a young Canberra man was the sole division 1 winner of the $50 million Powerball.
- On 16 August 2018, the Powerball jackpot climbed to $100 million for the first time in Australian history. Two Aussies – one from New South Wales and one from Victoria scooped the jackpot claiming $50 million each.
- On 8 November 2018, a retired man from the Gold Coast matched all the numbers in the draw and won $60 million.
2019 – 2020
- On 17 January 2019, a woman in her 40s won $107 million in the $100 million jackpot. She matched all the numbers in the draw and went into Powerball record books.
- On 18 July 2019, $110 million became the highest Powerball jackpot ever offered. Three ticket holders shared the win.
- On 19 September 2019, the top prize of $150 million was won by 3 Powerball winners. The winners claimed $50 million each.
- On 26 March 2020, a man from New South Wales won $80 million. It was the third-largest amount to go to an individual in Australian lottery history.
Powerball’s Biggest Individual Jackpot Winner
The largest single winning entry in the history of Powerball was for a $100 million jackpot on 17 January 2019. The lucky winner, a mother in her 40s, received $107,575,649 – an extra $7.5 million in prizes due to the large number of entries she purchased in the draw. The woman stated she would not be retiring from her healthcare job because she is “so passionate about [her] job” and wishes to do more health work for causes important to her.
More Powerball Winners
Many other lucky winners have taken out smaller jackpots in Powerball, from $10 million to $35 million.
- A woman from Canberra took out the $35 million Powerball on 4 August 2016.
- Three individual winners on how it feels to win $30 million Powerball.
- A man who lost his job during COVID-19 won $10 million in Powerball on 13 August 2020.
Powerball jackpots increase every week until the jackpot is won. Want more info on specific jackpots and their winners? Check out the articles below:
- $15 million Powerball
- $20 million Powerball
- $30 million Powerball
- $40 million Powerball
- $50 million Powerball
- $60 million Powerball
- $80 million Powerball
- $100 million Powerball
- $150 million Powerball
New Game Matrix
Powerball’s new game matrix allows players to win more often and win bigger jackpots. Since launching the new game matrix in 2018, Powerball has climbed to $100 million at least four times.
Powerball Winning Divisions
The odds of winning Division 1 in Powerball are 1:134,490,400. Here’s a list of the winning number combinations for each division:
|Division||Winning Number Combinations|
|Division 1||7 numbers + the Powerball|
|Division 2||7 numbers|
|Division 3||6 numbers + the Powerball|
|Division 4||6 numbers|
|Division 5||5 numbers + the Powerball|
|Division 6||4 numbers + the Powerball|
|Division 7||5 numbers|
|Division 8||3 numbers + the Powerball|
|Division 9||2 numbers + the Powerball|
2019 Powerball Division 1 Winners By State
Australia’s largest jackpot ever – $150 million Powerball was on 19 September 2019 with millions of Australians rushing to get their ticket. The second-highest jackpot ever offered was the $110 million Powerball on 18 July 2019. Three entries shared in the $110 million prize from New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
Here’s a list of Powerball division 1 wins in 2019 by state:
- New South Wales had three wins with a total prize of $ 164,521,259.50
- Victoria had three wins as well, with a total prize of $74,666,731.77
- South Australia had two wins with a total prize of $77,602,912.57
There were eight wins across the states, totalling to $316,790,903.84 in prizes.