15 February 2019, By Mandy Paterson
How To Play Powerball
2 min read
Powerball is the lotto game bringing you Australia’s largest jackpots and biggest individual prizes! Read this starter guide before you buy your Powerball ticket in Thursday’s draw.
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 $100 million jackpot in 2018.
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?
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. All winnings are paid into your account as a tax-free lump sum.
When does the Powerball draw close?
Powerball entries close on Thursdays at 7:25pm AEST/8:25PM AEDT.
When is Powerball drawn?
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.