15 February 2019, By Mandy Paterson

Everything You Need To Know About Powerball

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Powerball is the lotto game bringing you Australia’s largest jackpots and biggest individual prizes! Read this how to play Powerball guide before you buy your Powerball ticket in Thursday’s draw. We cover everything you need to know about Powerball.

What is Powerball?

Modelled on the famous American lottery, Powerball is a unique lotto game featured balls drawn from two separate barrels. Powerball has a guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize pool of $3 million and reached a record $150 million jackpot in September 2019.

Where do I buy Powerball tickets?

You can buy your Powerball ticket from the Oz Lotteries website or our easy-to-use Oz Lotteries mobile app. Play anywhere at any time.

How much does it cost to play Powerball?

You can purchase a Standard ticket from $5.40 for 4 games. Ticket prices vary based on the game type. You can guarantee to match the Powerball number with a PowerHit ticket!

How do I win Powerball?

Powerball features nine prize divisions. To win Division 1 you need to match all seven of your numbers, plus the Powerball number, to the winning numbers from the draw. The winning seven numbers are randomly selected from a pool of 35 balls numbered 1 to 35. The winning Powerball number is randomly selected from a pool of 20 balls number 1 to 20. You must match at least 2 numbers plus the Powerball number to the winning numbers to win the lowest Division prize (9).

Division 1 All 7 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 2 All 7 winning numbers
Division 3 All 6 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 4 All 6 winning numbers
Division 5 All 5 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 6 All 4 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 7 All 5 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 8 All 3 winning numbers plus the Powerball number
Division 9 All 2 winning numbers plus the Powerball number

How do I claim a Powerball prize?

Oz Lotteries will automatically deposit your prize payment into your Oz Lotteries online account. From there, you can request a withdrawal of funds by cheque, direct deposit into your bank account, or into a valid PayPal account. Notably, all your winnings are tax-free!

When does the Powerball draw close?

Powerball entries close on Thursdays at 7:25pm AEST/8:25PM AEDT.

When is the next Powerball drawing time?

Powerball is drawn each Thursday night at 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT.

How can I watch the Powerball draw?

The Powerball draw is on 7TWO at approximately 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT every Tuesday night.

Where can I find Powerball results?

If you miss the live draw, there’s a number of ways you can check Powerball results. When you create an Oz Lotteries account online, you can receive the latest draw results straight to your email inbox. You can also check your ticket or search past draw results via the Oz Lotteries website.

Are Powerball winnings taxed?

Australian lotteries like Powerball are not taxed. That means if you win Powerball you get to keep your full prize winnings. For example, if you are the only winner of a $50 million jackpot, you will get a cheque or bank transfer for $50,000,000!

What is a PowerHit?

A PowerHit ticket increases your chances of winning Powerball by guaranteeing you have the winning Powerball number. You’ll receive 20 games with a PowerHit, with 20 different Powerball numbers. The Powerball can only be a number between 1 and 20. That means we guarantee you get the winning Powerball number in one of those games!

We have created an animated video to help explain what exactly a PowerHit is to help give you a better understanding of how it works.

So now you know how to play Powerball!

But for your chance to win with Powerball, the most important thing is that you need to have a ticket!

Make sure you’re in the draw and get your tickets at Oz Lotteries today.

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