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04 Apr 2020
The Oz Powerball also known as the Australian Powerball was modeled on the USA Powerball and became very successful. It soon became a household name with its slogan “One ball could change it all”. Another reason why the AU Powerball is so successful is because of the tickets only costing $2.20 for each standard game.
The Powerball is currently hosted by a number of lottery operators in different regions. The lotteries hosting it is the Golden Casket, New South Wales. Tattersall’s, Lottery West and the South Australian lotteries commission.
There is a total of 8 numbers that you have match before winning the Powerball. 7 main numbers between a number range of 1-35 and then a Powerball number from 1-20. The other reason why this Oz Powerball is so popular is because of the mind blowing jackpot amounts. The highest recorder jackpot won on the 30th of July in 2009 was an amount of $80 million. This record amount was scratched after an amount of AU$150 million was won in September 2019 by three players. One of which was from New South Wales and the other 2 players from Queensland. They each received an amount of AU$50 million.
Oz Powerball information
|Australia||Thursday 7:30 AEST||1-35 and 1-20
Prize pool Categories
|Division||Prize tier||Odds of winning||Prize amount
|1||7 numbers + PB||1 in 134,490,400|| Jackpot
|2||7 numbers||1 in 7,078,443||AU$107,856.40
|3||6 numbers + PB||1 in 686,176||AU$4,993.35
|4||6 numbers||1 in 36,115||AU$409.55
|5||5 numbers + PB||1 in 16,943||AU$165.65
|6||4 numbers + PB||1 in 1,173||AU$75.80
|7||5 numbers||1 in 892||AU$43.55
|8||3 numbers + PB||1 in 188||AU$18.45
|9||2 numbers + PB||1 in 66||AU$11.20
If you are situated in South Africa, you will easily be able to participate in the Oz Powerball with the rest of the world.
Each player has to select 7 numbers between 1 to 35 and then a Powerball number between 1-20. The player needs to match all of the 8 numbers to win the top prize. The draw takes place every Thursday at 11:30 South African time. The live draws take place in Melbourne Australia on Thursday nights at 20:30 AEST. As soon as the numbers are drawn it will also be published for players to view all around the world.
You can play the Powerball by visiting your local lotto retailer or by purchasing tickets online or you could even download the lotto app. With the advance draw option you could play ahead of time or use the Multi-week entry to participate in multiple draws.
The jackpot starts at an amount of AU$3 million. With a large minimum jackpot amount like this it is easy for the Australian Powerball to compete with other Powerball’s and Lotteries around the world.
You can play the Australian Powerball from all around the world and compete nationally with all players. You need to be over the age of 18 to compete in the Oz Powerball. The minimum age to play for Western Australia is 16 and the Australian Powerball lotto will not be subjected to income tax.
Some regional lottery operators will even offer players a chance to buy tickets that guarantees that they will match the Powerball. They will cost significantly more than what a standard entry will cost.
The Oz Powerball has no jackpot cap which means it can go on and on until somebody claims the jackpot. This is why the jackpot can reach unimaginable heights. After the jackpot reaches an amount of AU$10 million it rolls over by another AU$10 million for every draw it isn’t won.
Step by step guide on how to play the OZ Powerball
In May 1996 the Oz Powerball was launched by Tattersall’s and it was developed to give Australian lotto players a chance to win even bigger prizes than the other games played across the country. The Australian Powerball as played on a weekly basis to turn players in to multimillionaires. A lot of recent changes followed in the past years to make the game more successful and helped to push higher jackpot amounts forward. The biggest prize in the history of the Powerball came in on 2019. In September 3 lucky Powerball players won an amount of AU$150 million that was shared between the 3 of them. The jackpot has rolled over AU$100 million on more than one occasion as well.
In the table below are the top 4 Australian Powerball biggest jackpots.
|$150 million||September 2019
|$80 million||July 2009
|$33 million||March 2007
You could even play the Oz Powerball on your phone. The Oz lotteries app makes all of this possible so you can play anywhere at any time.
The app offers a lot of key features as well like checking the latest results and you could even purchase tickets. The app is free to download for all players, just simply sign up if you are not a member yet or sign in to your Oz lotteries account.
The Oz lotteries app not only offers access to the Powerball but you can use the app for many other games as well.
It can be really exciting winning the Powerball and getting that perfect notification on a Thursday night so this is why it’s important to know how to claim your prize when you are a lucky winner.
There are 7 ways that you can claim your prize and all in different scenarios so be sure you know these ways of claiming your prize.
No word yet from the winner of the $40 million in May 2016 Oz lotto jackpot draw. The winner of the has to this date not yet claimed his winnings.
According to spokesperson Claire Taylor, the winnings ticket was purchased in the South Gippsland of region of Victoria but no one yet came forward to claim this life changing amount.
Without realizing, someone who purchased the winning ticket in South Gippsland could be going to sleep tonight as a $40 million Multi-millionaire and Ms. Taylor is still waiting for response to speak to the winner.
The unregistered ticket with the seven winning numbers may by floating around in someone’s handbag, glovebox or wallet with the ticket holder completely unaware that that piece of paper is worth $40 million.
We always recommend anyone holding a winning ticket to keep it in safe hands. Tatts should be contacted immediately to start the claiming process. This jackpot was one of the largest jackpots in 2016.
Across Australia in Divisions two and seven along with the huge jackpot prize, more than 704,667 prizes were won, sharing in a total prize pool of $14,2 million.
The unclaimed winning numbers were 22, 32, 25, 11, 38, 4 and the Powerball number came in as 5. The supplementary numbers were 20 and 40.
The table above shows that the numbers above the 30 range is cold. This is also one of the reasons players use the Calendar or birthday method as it shows clearly here that the numbers under 30 are the hottest numbers. Although picking numbers above 50 is not always a bad decision and every number has an equal chance of being drawn. Because most people choose numbers under 30 and if you choose above and win a prize, there is a higher chance that you won’t be sharing any of your winnings with other people that won in your prize division.
Odds of winning
|2 and 23 and 25||5|
|5 and 8 and 17||5|
|1 and 11 and 17||4|
|2 and 25||11|
|9 and 22||9|
|17 and 35||9|
The draw takes place every Thursday at 7:30 AEST
Yes you can play the Oz Powerball online at Betway
A standard Oz Powerball ticket costs $2.20
The ticket sales close at 8:30pm AEDT
Depending in which state you play but in the northern territory like Victoria and Tasmania will give you a total of 6 months and Western and Southern Australia will give you 12 months.
You have to be 18 or over to take part in the Australian Powerball
No all winnings from the Australia Powerball is tax free within the country. You may be charged depending on your country’s laws. It is best to consult a financial advisor about your taxes.
The safest way to claim your prize is to follow the instructions on the official website of the lottery.
The biggest jackpot recorded in history was an amount of AUD$150 million and it was won by 3 lucky ticket holders.
There is a total of 8 numbers in the Oz Powerball in order to win the jackpot, the first 7 numbers you have to choose are between 1-35 and the 8th number is the Powerball number and it falls between 1-20.
5 is the luckiest number and most drawn in the Australian Powerball
41 is the least lucky number in the Australian Powerball