The Australian Powerball has a long history of offering some of the largest jackpots and most popular gameplay. Launched in 1996, the Australian Powerball lottery has been making millionaires out of Aussies for 20 years. Oz Powerball is administered by the company Tattersall and is supervised by the Australian government to ensure fair gameplay. The Australian government uses the revenue earned by the lottery to help with social programs across the nation. The Oz Powerball is considered one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with jackpots that are in the tens of millions of AUD. This is in large part what drives the popularity of the game. While the rules are simple, like most other lotteries, if you win the Powerball Jackpot you’ll be in a class of wealth that few people in history have enjoyed. We here at the Australian Betting Organization recommend that you enjoy what Oz Lotteries has to offer throughout the week but if you just want to play once a week, the Oz Powerball is our top pick for our readers.
How to Play the Oz Powerball Lottery
Your entries must be placed into the Oz Powerball before 8:00pm on Thursday. The draw occurs shortly after at 8:30pm. In the Oz Powerball you select 6 standard numbers between 1 and 40 and also a powerball number between 1 and 20. The six standard numbers will be drawn from a pool of 40 balls and the powerball will be drawn from a pool of 20 balls. In order to win a minimum prize while playing the Oz Powerball lotto you only need to match 2 standard numbers and the powerball. There are several levels of prizes going all the way up to the jackpot, also known as the first division. After the draw has been completed Oz Lotteries will send you an email telling you the winning numbers and also if you have won a prize.
Types of Entries
Stardard: A standard entry allows you to select a play a division with a single chance of winning a prize. This is what people select if they just want to play a single ticket.
Syndicate: This is also known as group play. This is where you purchase a share in a group of system entries. This will allow you to diversify the numbers with which you are playing. The only downside of the syndicate is you’ll have to share any winnings earned.
PowerHit: A powerhit is when you purchase every powerball number in accordance with your set 6 standard numbers. This means you would purchase 20 tickets to obtain a powerhit for a single set of standard numbers.
System: In a system you purchase every combination of your selected numbers. This is a popular choice among Aussies who have their lucky numbers but still want to diversify their chances of winning.
Super Combo: A super combo is basically the little brother of a full system entry. It gives you a variety of combinations of your chosen numbers but not every sequence.
Powerball Prize Divisions
First Division: In the first division you must select all 6 of the standard numbers and the winning powerball number. This will award you the jackpot. If others also win by selecting your same numbers you are required to share the jackpot winning with them.
Second Division: In the second division you only need to select the 6 standard numbers and are not required to match the powerball.
Third Division: In the third division you must match 5 standard numbers and also the winning powerball.
Fourth division: In the fourth division you must match 5 standard numbers.
Fifth Division: In the fifth division you must match 4 standard numbers and powerball.
Sixth Division: In the sixth division you’re required to match any 3 standard numbers and the powerball.
Seventh Division: In the seventh division you need to match 4 of the standard numbers.
Eighth Division: in the eighth division you are required to match 2 standard numbers and also the powerball.
Powerball is the most popular lottery here at the Australian Betting Organization. While it offers low entry fees and simple rules like the other lotteries it usually carries the largest jackpots. We all know that the excitement of playing the lottery is in the jackpot and no other lottery does it better than the Oz Powerball. If you’re looking for the ultimate lottery experience here in Australia you’ll find it playing the Powerball! Learn more about other Oz Lotteries available to Australians at our dedicated Oz Lotteries page.