Australia Powerball

Operated by Tatts Group, Australia Powerball is a traditional-style lottery with a minimum Division 1 prize worth AU$3 million. Draws are held every Thursday evening at around 8:30PM. The recorded draws are televised shortly after their actual run. This is one of the most popular lotteries in Australia due to the fact that jackpots can go as high as AU$50 million and even more! As a matter of fact, the largest jackpot ever won was awarded in 2009 and it was worth AU$80 million! Big winners usually get their money in lump sums, which in Australia are tax-free.

How to Play Australia Powerball

The six winning numbers are randomly drawn from a pool of 40 numbered balls in the first barrel. An extra number is then drawn from the second barrel (the Powerball barrel) which holds 20 numbered balls. In order to win the Division 1 prize, you have to match the six winning numbers along with the extra Powerball. With each standard game, you have the chance to win one prize. Note that there are eight prize divisions in the Australian Powerball.

When playing Australia Powerball, you have to select six numbers out of a pool of 40 along with an additional number from a pool of 20. Just by clicking some buttons or marking some numbers, you can possibly come up with the combination that will let you win the enormous, dream jackpot. So, it is best that before playing, review the most common Australia Powerball numbers as well as other lottery number statistics online.

If you do not have the time to come up with your own number combination, you can always opt for Quick Pick and the computer will generate random numbers for you. Alternatively, you can use an Australia Powerball number generator. You can easily find this online and use it for free. Moreover, it eliminates the hassle of coming up with your own numbers.

When you play Powerball, you have plenty of playing options to choose from…

  • Quick Picks – ideal for first-time players or those who are in a rush. It offers sizes from six games right up to the Maxi Quick Pick as big as 50 games.
  • System Entries – allow you to play more numbers per game, hence giving you more chances of winning. For instance, in order to win the Division 1 prize, you need all six numbers along with the Powerball. When you opt for a System 9 entry, you can select nine numbers for a game and have the equivalent 84 standard games. This, in turn, increases your chances of winning.
  • Syndicate Entries – boost your odds by playing with a group of people. This allows you to purchase multiple tickets at a fraction of the cost. While prizes are shared between the players, chances are higher with this type of gameplay.
  • Power Hit 40 Ticket – You can skyrocket your chances of winning by purchasing this. It gives you the equivalent of 40 standard games. All you have to do is select the two-game Power Hit 20 option.

Australia Powerball Prizes

1Match six main balls and the Powerball40%76,767,600
2Match six main balls3.25%4,040,400
3Match five and the Powerball3.4%376,312
4Match five main balls1.9%19,806
5Match 4 main balls and the Powerball1.45%9,123
6Match three main balls and the Powerball12.65%641
7Match 4 main balls11.35%480
8Match two main balls and the Powerball26%110

Playing Australia Powerball Anywhere in the World

Before the Internet existed, we had to find a retailer just so we could buy Australia Powerball tickets. Nowadays, we can enter lotteries from around the world and get our chance to become an instant multi-millionaire. Needless to say, no matter where you are physically located right now, you can enter the Australian Powerball and dream of matching the six main numbers and the Powerball! When you go online, you will find lottery shops which feature this game. Once you submit your numbers, they will purchase the ticket for you, scan it and then upload it to your account. If you win, they will notify you via email or SMS. In some cases, there are online lottery shops which arrange for a player to claim their prize in person in the event of a massive win.

Now that Australia Powerball can be easily accessed online, you do not even have to step out of your house just to play. You can be in Australia, the US, UK, South Africa or anywhere in the world and have Powerball right at your fingertips.