Modelled on the highly successful American lottery, Powerball was introduced in Australia in 1996 and quickly became a household name with its easily recognisable tagline “One ball could change it all!”
Powerball has a guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize pool of $3 million and a record jackpot of $80 million!
The chance of winning a Division 1 prize in Powerball is 1 in 76,767,600. The chance of winning any division prize with a single game in Powerball is 1 in 110.
These odds improve to 1 in 10 when 12 games are played.
How to Play
In Powerball there are two barrels of numbers. The first barrel holds 40 balls numbered from 1 to 40 inclusive. The second barrels holds 20 balls numbered from 1 to 20 inclusive.
From the first barrel 6 winning numbers are selected. From the second barrel one number, called the Powerball is drawn.
Each standard game costs $1.70.
Powerball entries close on Thursdays at 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT.
Powerball is drawn on Thursdays at 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT. Details of your winnings will be emailed to you following the draw.
How to Win
To win Division 1 you need to match your 6 numbers and your Powerball number in a single game with the winning numbers for that draw. The 6 winning numbers may be in any order.
Winning combinations for each Division are shown below. For each game line only the highest division will be paid out.
|Division 1||All 6 main winning numbers and the Powerball|
|Division 2||All 6 main winning numbers|
|Division 3||Any 5 main winning numbers and the Powerball|
|Division 4||Any 5 main winning numbers|
|Division 5||Any 4 main winning numbers and the Powerball|
|Division 6||Any 3 main winning numbers and the Powerball|
|Division 7||Any 4 main winning numbers|
|Division 8||Any 2 main winning numbers and the Powerball|