Powerball results: $20 million Winning numbers | Lottery draw 1236
The winning numbers for tonight’s $20 million Powerball jackpot have been revealed.
These are the numbers you need for a slice:
13, 10, 23, 5, 27, 4, 28 and the Powerball is 4
Four people won have $95,881.90 each.
In Powerball there are two barrels of numbers. The first barrel holds 35 balls numbered from one to 35, while the second barrel holds 20 balls numbered from one to 20.
From the first barrel, seven winning numbers are selected while just one – the crucial Powerball – is drawn from the second.
To win division one you must match all seven winning numbers plus the Powerball in a single game, with the odds of winning a division one prize in Powerball sitting at one in 134,490,400.
Meanwhile, the chance of winning any division prize with a single game in Powerball is one in 44.
Each standard Powerball game costs $1.35, and you must purchase a ticket by 7.25pm to be in the running.
Last year, Australia’s official lottery provider, The Lott, released the findings of a new survey of more than 100 previous division one winners.
It found most winners celebrated by investing, helping out loved ones and buying a house.
“Each year, we crown about 400 division one winners across out lottery games. Many of these only discover their good fortune after we make contact with them and break that life-changing news they’ve won the big one,” The Lott spokeswoman Ally Ramsamy said.
“Not surprisingly, many division one winners are stunned by the revelation and describe that winning feeling as one of complete and utter disbelief.”
More than 70 per cent of winners invested money for the future, while 55 per cent helped family and friends, 54 per cent paid off their mortgage and 35 per cent bought a new car.
A further 22 per cent donated to charity, while 20 per cent bought a new house and went on a holiday.
Another 15 per cent retired and 10 per cent got a new job or reduced their hours to part time, while 10 per cent paid off their loved ones’ mortgages, and just 1 per cent started a new business.
At the time, the healthcare worker made headlines for her staggering win – but also for her promise to stick with her healthcare job.
“I don’t understand – is this actually real?” she said after being notified of her win by lottery officials.
“I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it. Is this a trick?
“Oh my god. That is just so much money,” she said, adding she had no intentions of giving up work.
“I’m so passionate about my job. It will drive me to do more health work for causes important to met.
“I’m not quite sure what to do, but of course I will be helping my family.”
Originally published as Tonight’s $20 million Powerball numbers