Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday

  • Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday

Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday

A Powerball ticket worth $250,000 will expire if the victor doesn't claim their prize by Thursday.

Another drawing is scheduled for Saturday night.

The division one prize of $80 million prompted millions of games to be entered late ahead of the 7.30pm AEDT cut-off.

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

As Powerball tickets are valid for only one year from the drawing date, the big prize must be claimed immediately.

Lott spokesman Matt Hart said about one in three Australian adults had an entry in Thursday's multi-million dollar jackpot, but there was no first division victor and the prize jackpots to $100m for next week.

Some Powerball users voiced their frustration over the delay in the draw on Thursday, which the Lott says was because the volume of entries was larger than usual.

The jackpot has sky-rocketed because no player has matched the game's winning numbers and Powerball over the last eight weeks. A Hervey Bay couple who won $70 million in 2016 remain the nation's largest individual prize winners.