29 September 2015, By Mandy Paterson

Top 20 Powerball Facts You Need To Know

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Whether you’re a lotto newbie or an experienced lotto player, here are the top 20 Powerball facts you need to know!

  1. Powerball has a guaranteed jackpot of $3 million every Thursday.
  2. If there are no Division 1 winners, Powerball jackpots the following Thursday.
  3. Powerball jackpots tend to follow a common pattern – $3 million, $5 million, $8 million, $12 million, $20 million, $30 million, $35 million, $40 million, $50 million and $80 million. Any changes are at the discretion of lottery officials.
  4. Powerball has a record jackpot of $80 million.
  5. You can buy Powerball tickets from Oz Lotteries at any time during the week leading up to the draw on Thursday.
  6. The Powerball draw closes at 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT every Thursday.
  7. The Powerball draw time is 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT every Thursday and is televised on Australian TV.
  8. You can view Powerball results online soon after the draw every Thursday.
  9. You must choose 7 numbers between 1 and 35 for the main numbers.
  10. You must choose 1 number between 1 and 20 for the Powerball number.
  11. You must match all 7 main numbers and the Powerball number to win a Division 1 prize.
  12. You must match at least 2 main numbers plus the Powerball number to win any prize.
  13. The odds of winning Division 1 in Powerball are 1 in 134,490,400.
  14. The odds of winning any prize in Powerball are 1 in 44.
  15. You can increase the odds of winning with a Syndicate ticket by sharing the cost of tickets with more number combinations with other lotto players.
  16. You can increase the odds of winning with a System ticket by playing more number combinations per ticket.
  17. You are guaranteed to match the winning Powerball number with a Powerhit ticket.
  18. The most common Hot Numbers in 2018 are 9, 14, 24, 32, 19, 25 and 34.
  19. The most common Powerball numbers in 2015 are 2, 1, 11, 15, and 19.
  20. You can read all about recent Powerball winners here.

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