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JACKPOT: Where punters have won big around Warwick

WINNING lottery has proven to be more than a pipedream for Darling Downs punters, with five division one winners taking home cash in 2018.

With a huge $100 million on the table this Thursday, it could be the week to throw a hat in the ring.

The region has had a lucky 12 months, with an Inglewood woman taking home $1million in March from a ticket she bought at Sutto's Inglewood Newsagency.

Last September a Stanthorpe man won just more than $1million with a winning ticket from Stanthorpe Newsagency.

A Warwick couple won $212,556 in division two with a ticket they bought from Hynes Newsagency last July.

Staff at the newsagency are hoping for another winner this week with the huge jackpot.

Hynes Newsagency staff member Makayla Grobe said $80million was on the table last Thursday, which drew a huge amount of interest.

"The whole front area was packed with people," she said.

"All the regulars that come in but there's so many people we haven't seen before, which is good to see."

Some people have already visited the store to buy a ticket, but many are expected to leave it until Thursday to join the action.

A syndicate is run through the newsagency, with 12 winners from Warwick to score cash if it comes through.

Miss Grobe said winners were always excited, no matter if they won big or just scored a little more cash than the cost of their ticket.

"It'd be good to see one of the regulars win - they try so hard for so long," she said.

This Thursday will be the eighth week in a row the lottery will jackpot to the largest division one prize in Powerball's 22-year history.

If one person wins next Thursday, it will set an Australian record for the single biggest lottery win.



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