UP to one-third of Bathurst residents are expected to hold a ticket in tonight's record $110 million Powerball draw.
The first prize has jackpotted for the past eight weeks and is now the biggest prize ever offered by an Australian lottery game.
And The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said it also had the potential to smash another record.
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"If one single entry takes home the entire $110 million jackpot tonight, it will be the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry," she said.
"The current record is held by a Sydney health worker who scored just over $107 million in January this year.
"We broke the staggering news to her minutes after the winning numbers were drawn. Will we be doing the same tonight?"
With $110 million up for grabs, Ms Spencer said up to one-in-three Australian adults were expected to have an entry into tonight's Powerball draw.
"Today is the day when we find out if someone becomes Australia's newest Powerball multi-millionaire," she said.
"We are in unchartered territory with this $110 million draw, but if previous big jackpots are anything to go by, today we're expecting queues out the door at lottery outlets and a surge in online entries.
"In last week's draw, the busiest time for people grabbing an entry from The Lott outlets and online was at 6.44pm when more than 4700 entries were sold in 60 seconds.
"Given the draw closes at 7.30pm, it seems many were leaving it to the final minutes
"We encourage customers to not only get in early to purchase their entries but also register their entries to a player card so we can contact them directly after the draw with some incredible news.
"If we a have a division one winner tonight, we'll be wanting to let them know straight after the draw. They may not need to head into work tomorrow or ever again."
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