Powerball's $70 million draw is TONIGHT!

Thursday 7 January 2016 - There are just hours left and the excitement continues to build as the nation counts down to Powerball’s mind-blowing $70 million draw tonight!

Tatts Lotteries spokesperson Elissa Lewis said it’s been a week for creating multi-millionaires following Saturday’s $30 million Megadraw which saw fifteen entries across the country win a first division share of $2 million!

“We’ve already seen new multi-millionaires created this week which has excited lotto players around the country, who are dreaming about how their lives could change if they won a share in Powerball’s mind-blowing $70 million draw,” Ms Lewis said.

“Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is the equal second-largest jackpot offered and the third time the jackpot has reached $70 million in the game’s history.

“Queues are forming at lottery outlets around the country this morning as customers buy their entry in tonight’s Powerball draw and dream about what they could change if they won $70 million!

“We’re expecting queues will grow longer from lunchtime with a last minute lotto frenzy sweeping the nation from 5pm.

“Research has recently revealed that 46.2 per cent of customers who will have an entry in tonight’s draw will choose their numbers randomly while 30.8 per cent of customers are likely to choose their own numbers based on birthdays and anniversaries. Other players will share the cost of a larger entry by creating a syndicate with colleagues, friends or family.

“If you’re planning to purchase an entry in tonight’s $70 million Powerball draw, our advice if you want to guarantee the winning Powerball number is to play a PowerHIT entry! With a PowerHIT entry type to win division one, you only need to match the first six winning numbers.

“Importantly get in early to avoid the queues for your chance to win Powerball’s $70 million jackpot and if you have a player card, don’t forget to register your entry so you can receive that dream-come-true phone call,” Ms Lewis added.

Tickets can be purchased from lottery retail outlets and online from Tatts.com until 8.30pm AEDT tonight.

The $70 million Powerball jackpot draw will take place tonight at approximately 9.30pm AEDT.