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 $1.05.
Powerball entries close on Thursdays at 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT.
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|
A standard game is made up of 6 main numbers and 1 Powerball number. Each standard game gives you one chance of winning a prize. Game numbers can be chosen manually or at random using QuickPick.
A system allows you to play more numbers than a standard entry providing you with an entry covering every combination of the numbers you have chosen. This type of entry allows players to increase their chances of winning a prize by playing a wider range of number combinations.
A Super Combo entry lets you play more number combinations than a standard game entry, but does not cover all possible number combinations of a selected set of numbers like a System entry does.
PowerHit ticket increases your chance of winning Powerball by automatically playing every possible Powerball number. You’ll choose 6 numbers from 1 to 40 and the computer will use these numbers across 20 games – one for every possible Powerball number.
Syndicates give you more chances to win by covering a greater combination of numbers and sharing the cost between the members of a group. Playing more games increases the chance of winning a prize. If the syndicate ticket wins a prize the total prize will be divided equally among all of the members of the syndicate.