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R130,000,000 JACKPOT

499,231 Winners

What is the Oz Powerball

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.

There is a total of 9 prize divisions you can win from and your odds ranging from winning from 1 in 66 to 1 in 134,490,400.

Oz Powerball information

Location
Schedule
Guess Range
Australia
Thursday 7:30 AEST1-35 and 1-20

Prize pool Categories

Main Draw
DivisionPrize tier
Odds of winning
Prize amount
17 numbers + PB
1 in 134,490,400
Jackpot
27 numbers
1 in 7,078,443
AU$107,856.40
36 numbers + PB
1 in 686,176
AU$4,993.35
46 numbers
1 in 36,115
AU$409.55
55 numbers + PB
1 in 16,943
AU$165.65
64 numbers + PB
1 in 1,173
AU$75.80
75 numbers
1 in 892
AU$43.55
83 numbers + PB
1 in 188
AU$18.45
92 numbers + PB
1 in 66
AU$11.20
How to play the Oz Powerball

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.

Rollover Information

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

History

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.

Prize
Date
$150 million
September 2019
$80 million
July 2009
$58,737,207.41
June 2008
$33 million
March 2007
Oz Powerball app

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.

Powerball

Oz lotto

TattsLotto

Monday Lotto

Wednesday Lotto

Lotto Strike

Lucky lotteries

As you can see the app offers a huge variety of options a wide variety of games you can play on it. You could even use the app to view your own entire ticket history and even historical results. You don’t even have to wait until the next day to see if you have won a prize instead you can be notified immediately.
There are many key features of the Oz lotteries app:

You can purchase all tickets on the app from your favorite game of choice.

You can never lose your tickets or risk that somebody will steal it. You can log in to your account and everything including you ticket history will be there.

Never miss a draw and get notified immediately right after a draw takes place on the results and numbers by putting on your notifications.

Prizes won will also be paid directly to your account for your convenience. You can also enjoy some of the advanced features that the app offers such as AutoPlay and syndicates.

You can only download the Oz lotteries results app on the play store. The gambling app can be downloaded on the official website just look for the APK used for android devices and start using it. Play store doesn’t allow gambling sites thus it is on the official website and its completely safe and secure to download from any android device

Claiming an Australian Powerball prize

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.

Claiming your prize in person

This will depend on the value of the prize amount but you can collect at your nearest lottery outlet. You will need the original purchased ticket, a signature of identification like a passport or driver’s license or ID and a Tatts card for registered Powerball and lotto entries. If the Tatts card is registered on someone else’s behalf, you will need a singed letter of authorization with a signature identification for the registered player.

Claiming on the behalf of someone else

If claiming on someone else’s behalf, you will need a prize claim form that must be signed and completed by the registered card holder with the name of the person that will claiming the prize stating the prize amount, ticket number and the registered card holders phone number. The person claiming the prize should also bring identification for verification. The prize will be paid as the claim form will states by direct deposit or Cheque.

Claiming by post

Download the complete Tatts prize claim form or you can go to your nearest lottery retailer to pick one up. You can send all this via post along with the winning ticket. The best thing to do is keep record of the claim form and original ticket by making copies.

Damaged or lost tickets

If you damaged or lost you ticket by accident you will need to complete a damaged or lost ticket search per ticket. By doing this it will help us find your ticket in the system database but with a cost of $15. If your ticket is damaged please return the damaged ticket with the form. If you are a Tatts card member and you lose your ticket by accident then you can call the number 131868 and only after being verified you can arrange for a cheque. If you lose your tatts card and you ticket then it is best to call the number as soon as possible so they can prevent anyone from claiming your prize money,

Claiming instant Scratch-Its by post

If you want to claim your Scratch-Its winning ticket prize, then you will have to download and complete the prize claim form or you can pick it up at your local lottery retailer. It’s important that your write your name, address and add a signature on the back of the ticket and then send the ticket along with the form. Remember always to keep copies for yourself for extra protection and proof.

Interstate prize claiming

Even if all the tickets can be purchased in multiple states the prize can only be claimed within the state from where it was purchased.

Damaged or lost instant Scratch-Its

If your instant scratch-its is lost or damaged, you will also need to complete a damaged or lost ticket search for the ticket. This will assist Tatts to locate your ticket on the system database. If your ticket is only damaged then return it with the form.

Unclaimed prizes

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.

News
The Powerball jackpot amount is standing on $60 million on the 18th of March in 2020 and waiting to be won by a lucky ticket holder. In the year 2019 there were a total of 438 division 1 winning held by players across the country and thus leading to an amount of $1,3 billion in division 1 prize money.
Tips when playing the Australian Powerball
Playing the Oz Powerball always comes down to luck. There are a few things you can do to increase your overall odds of winning.

Don’t focus on the look of the ticket

You will see some players that will spread out their numbers on their ticket so it looks more even and balanced but don’t be afraid to crunch numbers up together.

Extending your number range to 50

Don’t just stick to a number range from 1-31. Most players will because it is where most hot number lie and people call this the calendar or birthday method. All numbers have an equal chance of being drawn and if you exchange your range you will be less likely to share your winnings with other players if you are lucky enough to win.

Don’t pick the past winning numbers

This does still happen but the likelihood from the exact same number sequence being drawn is very low.

Picking the number 13

Sometimes it’s better to go with odd numbers since not a lot of people pick these numbers you will stand a better chance of not sharing the prize. The number 13 is one of the coldest number but don’t let it stop you remember that every number has an equal chance of being picked.

Try playing online

This is by far the best thing you can do. You can still play the old school way a lot of players still do but it’s a good thing to consider playing online. The first reason why it’s so good is because it’s safe, you don’t have the danger of losing or damaging a ticket. All your tickets will be safely stored on your account.

Oz Powerball hot and cold numbers
The hot numbers are the numbers that appeared the most throughout the history of the Oz Powerball lottery and the cold numbers have been drawn the least. There are 2 perspectives you can view these statistics. This first one is that the hot numbers will keep on appearing while the cold numbers stay cold. The second perspective you can view it from is that the hot numbers will start showing up less and the cold numbers will start appearing more. The hot and cold numbers spike the interest of most Lotto and Powerball players. In the list below shows the top 5 hot and cold numbers for the Australian Powerball
Hot numbers
508222324
Cold numbers
4142434445

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.

Oz Powerball Number Generator

Odds of winning

The odds of winning a prize at the Oz Powerball is only 1 in 44. The odds of winning the Oz Powerball jackpot is 1 in 134,490,400. With such large jackpots you should hold on your luck and surely try winning this life changing amount.
Lowest Powerball jackpots
Jackpot amountDate
$3,000,000
April 2018
$3,000,000
March 2018
$3,000,000
February 2018
Top 3 most common Triplets
Ball number
Frequency
2 and 23 and 25
5
5 and 8 and 17
5
1 and 11 and 17
4
Top 3 most common pairs
Ball number
Frequency
2 and 25
11
9 and 22
9
17 and 35
9
Most common Australian Powerball numbers
Ball numberFrequency
1728
1126
226
926
725
39
199
How to buy tickets
Lottery scams
There are many ways you can get scammed in to giving away personal details and financial information away. There are a few things you can do to avoid all of this.

If you never bought a ticket and entered the Powerball or lottery you cannot win anything

Always check to see if the message looks professional

Check to see if the Email was from an official email address and not from a personal Hotmail or Gmail account.

Make sure you always report it if you know you are being scammed thus avoiding someone else of being scammed.

Never respond to a message saying that you won the Powerball or lottery go on the official website to follow the official claims process. This will avoid scammers of getting your personal or financial information.

FAQ’S

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

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Conclusion
The Oz Powerball is very popular among players and its certainly worth your time trying to participate in this world popular Powerball. Playing any Powerball is a gamble and so is any other Powerball but you might as well shoot your shot you might just hit it and win that life changing amount.