26 May 2019, By Mandy Paterson

Here’s How You Can Win Powerball

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Modelled on the highly successful American lottery, Powerball was introduced in Australia in 1996. It quickly became a household name with its easily recognisable tagline “One ball could change it all!” Powerball is one of Australia’s favourite lotto games with record jackpots reaching $150,000,000. Here’s a guide on how to win Powerball.

Lotto strategists may like to follow Powerball “hot numbers” and make predictions based on the draw frequency of certain numbers. The following numbers have been drawn the most amount of times in Powerball: 17, 2, 11, 22, 7, 20, 25.

There are also Powerball “cold numbers” which have been drawn the least amount of times: 12, 15, 26, 1, 31, 18, 16.

There are other strategies for choosing lotto numbers, some based on emotion, some on mathematics, some completely random:

  • Lucky numbers
  • Birthdays
  • Famous combinations
  • Mathematical sequences
  • Alphabetical equivalent
  • Automatic selection (Powerball Quickpick)

The goal of Powerball is to correctly choose all 7 winning numbers plus the Powerball in order to win Division 1. The first 7 numbers are chosen from a barrel with 35 numbered balls (1 to 35), while the Powerball is chosen from a barrel with 20 numbered balls (1 to 20).

Here’s all you need to know in a quick table:

DivisionMatchOdds
Division 1All 7 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:134,490,400
Division 2All 7 main winning numbers1:7,078,443
Division 3Any 6 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:686,176
Division 4Any 6 main winning numbers1:36,115
Division 5Any 5 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:16,943
Division 6Any 4 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:1,173
Division 7Any 5 main winning numbers1:892
Division 8Any 3 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:188
Division 9Any 2 main winning numbers and the Powerball1:66

 

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