Powerball is a popular lottery introduced to Australia in 1996 and offers a larger prize compared to other lottery games.
The current drawing involves two sets of numbered balls:
If a player matches the first seven numbers plus the Powerball, it is a Division 1 win worth millions! Powerball jackpots start from a minimum of $4 million each week.
The chances of winning 1st prize are one in 134,490,400. These odds mean it is not unusual for no one to pick all the right numbers and the jackpot go unclaimed.
If several weeks go by without a winner, the jackpot can grow into a huge prize. The largest prize offered for Powerball was the record $150 million jackpot in September of 2019!
Lottery participants can watch the Powerball draw on Thursday evenings at 8:30pm AEST.
Channel 7 broadcasts the weekly lottery draw and if you can’t make it, the results are available on the Oz Lotteries website by 9:00pm.
Most people think they need to select all eight numbers correctly, but you do not have to pick perfectly to win a prize.
Powerball divides its prizes into nine divisions. The more numbers you get, the greater your winnings.
Keep in mind you can win a Division 9 prize by simply correctly picking two numbers and the Powerball.
There are several ways to increase your odds of winning a prize. Many people take part in lottery syndicates which are groups of people who split the cost and split the prize if the ticket wins.
Here are other options you should consider:
To win a prize in Powerball, you need at least three matching numbers – two main numbers and the Powerball. The Powerball is a crucial pick for winning in the lower divisions.
The importance of selecting the Powerball is why PowerHit entries that guarantee a Powerball match are so popular. They increase the chances that you will move up to a higher prize division.
To win with only main numbers, you must pick at least five correctly.