Lotto fever hits WA ahead of $80m Powerball jackpot

Powerball is played each Wednesday and Saturday night

Soaring to a staggering $80 million following seven weeks of jackpotting, the second largest sum in the game's 23-year history has sent Aussies into a ticket-snagging frenzy ahead of the impending draw.

"If one single entry takes home the entire $100 million jackpot next week it would be the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry", he said.

AUSTRALIAN lottery history could be made if a victor claims tonight's Powerball jackpot.

While the draw normally takes place at 8.30pm, yesterday the results weren't available until nearly 11pm.

The jackpot comes after Thursday's draw was delayed by technical issues as a result of the large volume of entrants.

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery and the estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing is expected to grow to $96 million.

Powerball draw 1182 closes at 7.30pm AEST on Thursday, January 10.

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The post came nearly two hours after results were due to be revealed.

Past year saw 14 division one winning entries take home $344 million in Powerball prizes.

Of these entries, nearly two-thirds were quick-pick entires, and nearly one-in-four of the winning entries were PowerHIT entries.

The Powerball number has the highest worth and customers are urged to choose 3, 13 and 19- the most frequently drawn numbers from the Powerball barrel.

10, 11 and 12 are among other cold numbers.

Punters have been warned to avoid choosing numbers 1, 2, 4 or 18 because they haven't made an appearance in the last 18 months.

"Can you imagine how you life might change in 2019 if your bank account ballooned by an $80 million Powerball price?"

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