ONE in two West Australian adults are expected to enter tonight’s massive $100 million Powerball jackpot – the equal largest offered in national history.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said they were on track to smash the one million tickets they initially estimated across WA.
“There are more than 500 Lotterywest stores who have been reporting busy periods, with interest set to peak this afternoon when close to 1200 tickets will be produced from lottery terminals each minute,” she said.
Many are expected to flock to Belmont Forum, which has been recognised as the luckiest outlet in WA with four division one winners in six months in 2016.
Ms Compagnone said tonight could be a historical draw with many records potentially broken.
“If one single ticket takes home the prize, it will become the largest Lotto prize ever won, and if we jackpot to a higher offer we’ll be looking at a new record for the largest Australian jackpot,” she said.
She jackpot offer of $100 million has also been matched twice previously, in 2018 on Powerball and in 2012 on OZ Lotto.
Tonight’s jackpot is a result of no player being able to match the game’s winning numbers over the past eight weeks.
Though the major prize is still up for grabs, almost 973,000 WA players have had a win over the jackpot roll, and almost $23 million has been raised for the WA community through Lotterywest grants.
Tickets are available until 6pm today.