Up to a third of Australians are set to have tickets for Boxing Day’s $90m Oz Lotto draw, the second-biggest prize in game history.
The jackpot has come about after the last nine lotto draws went without a division one winner.
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said millions of Aussies were expected to get involved in the draw with the life-changing amount of money on the line.
“Up to a third of Australian adults are expected to have a ticket in their hands before the draw’s close tonight,” he said.
“It seems many are dreaming about a festive season they’ll never forget and all the possibilities a prize of this magnitude might create in 2024 and beyond.”
Mr Hart said anyone keen on having a crack at the jackpot should get in early to avoid the late rush.
“Last week’s draw was busy, with the peak of sales at 6.35pm on the day of the draw when 4113 tickets were sold in a single minute,” he said.
“We expect it to be busy in our outlets, as people grab their entries while at the Boxing Day sales, and busy online at thelott.com leading up to the draw’s close at 7.30pm.
“My best advice to Aussies vying for a chance to win this mammoth multimillion-dollar prize is to get in early and don’t leave it until the last minute.
“I’d also recommend registering your ticket to a player card or online account. I’ll be looking to reach out to any registered division one winner immediately after the draw tonight.”
This year there have been 13 division one winners who have taken home $233m in prize money.