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Australia Powerball – Australian Lottery
Australian Powerball Lottery is one of various Australian lottery games
and related products available across the country. Some of these are
in-state lotteries and others such as the Australian Power Ball Lottery
and Oz Lotto are country-wide games.
lottery games can trace their history right back to 1895 when a company
called Tatersalls began its first lottery operations in Hobart,
These days, Australian lotteries
are made up of both state government owned and privately owned lottery
companies – all of whom are licensed either by the state or territory in
which they are based.
The major Australian lottery companies
are Tatts Group Ltd., Intralot Australia – who are privately owned –
plus the state run New South Wales Lotteries, Lotterywest and South
The national Australian lottery games
are operated jointly by the state run companies along with the
independent Tattersalls who work together in partnership, jointly
conducting these games across Australia.
Tattersalls – the Tatts Group – works
for this partnership, taking care of the administration of the
nationwide Oz Lotto game and the lottery game that we will be taking a
closer look at here – the Australian Powerball Lottery…
Powerball Australia – Overview
Australian Powerball Lottery is a game that is based on the hugely
successful USA Lottery Powerball game. It is an Australian countrywide
game with some very slight differences.
The Australian Powerball was launched in 1996 with the first draw taking place on May 23rd two years after the Oz Lotto.
game was the second game to be offered nationally in Australia after
the Oz Lotto and remains hugely popular to this day with two big winners
per week on average.
Draws for the Australian Powerball Lottery take place once per week on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm WST / 8.30pm AEST.
Powerball Australia – How It Works
Australian Powerball Lottery uses a double matrix of 5/45 and 1/45.
First the 5 main numbers will be drawn from 45 numbers in drum “A” and
then the Power Ball will be drawn – also from 45 numbers – in drum “B”.
means that when playing, you first need to select your 5 main numbers
from balls numbered 1 to 45 and then the Power Ball from a separate set
of balls numbered 1 to 45. Your Power Ball number can be the same as one
of your 5 main numbers.
you match all 5 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball drawn then you
will be an Australian Powerball Lottery jackpot winner.
“SlikPik” facility is available when playing Oz Lottery games similar to
the “Lucky Dip” or “Easy Pick” options that are used in the UK National
Lottery, EuroMillions or most USA lotteries – which means that you can
get the computer terminal to select all your Power Ball numbers for you
if you wish.
playing the Australian Power Ball Lottery couldn’t be easier…just
select your own 5 main numbers plus the Powerball or let the computer
generate them automatically for you with a “SlikPik”.
Each entry on the Australian Powerball Lottery game costs just AU$0.60 and in most states you are required to enter two lines.
Powerball Australia – Who Can Play?
with most lottery games around the world, you would normally have
needed to live in the country concerned to actually take part in any of
Now, however, with the welcome presence of authentic and authorized online lottery ticket agents such as OzLotteries & TheLotter, you are able to play most lotteries from the comfort of your own home no matter where in the world you live.
applies to the Powerball Lottery and any of the Australian lottery
games available and you can pick your Australian Power Ball numbers
online and purchase your tickets whether you live in Australia or
anywhere else around the world.
is excellent news, of course, if you live outside of Australia and want
to play the Australian Powerball Lottery and guarantee your entry into
the next draw or simply wish to enjoy the convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online.
you have entered into the game, you are then easily able to check the
Australian Powerball results online to see how you have done and to find
out if you have become one of the lucky lottery winners.
age limit at which you can purchase tickets for any of the Oz Lotteries
varies from state to state but will either be 16 years or 18 years of
Powerball Australia Results
Australian Powerball Lottery was the second nationwide lottery game to
be launched in Australia, coming in May 1996, two years after the highly
popular Oz Lotto commenced.
big difference between the Australian version of the Powerball game to
the USA version is that the game in the USA game was devised to allow
you to win a prize by matching just one number – the Powerball number.
can check the Australian Powerball results on television as they are
televised live on Thursday evenings at 18.28 or use our World Lottery Results service here.
Australian Powerball Lottery offers slightly better chances of winning a
prize than the Australian Saturday Lotto due to its seven division
Powerball Australia – Odds of Winning
the Powerball Australia there are a number of ways of striking lucky – 8 ways to win in total providing you with a many great chances of winning
a Powerball lottery prize.
chances of you winning an Australian Powerball jackpot are 1 in 76.76 million for matching all 6 of the main winning lottery numbers correctly plus the Power Ball – for these odds you could be one of the Powerball lottery top prize winners.
one of the prizes on the 2nd division and correctly matching
the 6 main numbers – the odds are 1 in 4.04 million whilst 3rd tier odds are 1 in 376,312 for matching 5 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball.
likelihood of winning a 4th level prize by correctly matching 5 of the main
numbers comes in at 1 in 19,806 and for a prize on
the 5th tier for selecting 4 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball the odds
come down to 1 in 9,123.
For a prize on the 6th level by matching 4 of the main winning numbers – you are looking at odds of 1 in 480 and 7th level winning odds are 1 in 641 for picking 3 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball.
The final winning prize level is the 8th division which has odds of 1 in 110 for matching 2 of the main winning numbers drawn plus the Power Ball.
The overall odds of winning any prize on the Australian Powerball Lottery are a very competitive 1 in 120.
Powerball Australia – Record Jackpots
largest Oz Powerball jackpot ever to have beenwon to date has been the huge AUS$ 150 Million won by 3 separate ticket holders on Thursday September 19th 2019.
The 2nd biggest ever Oz Powerball jackpot won to date was the massive AUS$ 110 Million won by 3 winning tickets on 18th July 2019
The Australian Powerball Lottery holds the record for the highest jackpot
sum won by a single ticket holder out of all Australian Lottery games available when a huge AU$ 107,575,649.08 was won on 17th January 2019 by a Mother from inner city Sydney.
30th July 2009 saw another Australian Powerball record created at that time when the jackpot figure reached AUS$ 80 Million and was won by two lucky ticket holders.
A massive AUS$ 70 Million was won on 21st August 2014 making it one of the biggest Powerball Australia wins of all time.
Powerball Australia – How Prizes are Paid
All Australian lottery prizes including the Australian Powerball jackpot are paid as tax free cash lump sums.
You will need to make your claim within 12 months of the draw taking place before your ticket would become invalid.
you have won an Australian Powerball jackpot, you can collect your
winnings after a 14 day validation period that ends following the draw.
You will need to present your winning ticket at the Australian lotto HQ
of the state where you purchased the ticket.
you have won any other prize, you can normally claim this at the
retailers the day after the draw has taken place. Retailers in different
states have various cash payout limits but generally any win up to
A$500 should be paid thre and then with higher amounts depending upon
Of course, if you have purchased your lottery tickets from an online lottery ticket sales agent like OzLotteries or TheLotter,
you will not need to be concerned with the above, as your agent will
take care of all these details for you and ensure that you get your
payment asap when you play lottery online with them.
Powerball Lottery – Where the Money Goes
and revenue from Australian lottery games, including the Australian
Powerball benefits many good causes right across the country.
individual state will decide exactly where the money goes according to
its own criteria with common organizations to benefit being community
groups, charities, public hospitals, sporting organizations and arts
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