No one picked the winning numbers for Thursday night’s $80 million Powerball draw, which will rise to $100 million next week.
The lottery will jackpot for the eighth week in a row to its largest division-one prize in Powerball’s 22-year-history.
If one person wins on August 16 it will set an Australian record for the single biggest lottery win.
There were nine division-two winners on Thursday, who each picked up $108,500.
“While we hope that next week is the week these lottery records are broken, its hard to know just how high the jackpot will go if the Powerball winning numbers don’t come up for Australian lottery players,” the Lotto spokesman Matt Hart said.