When does the Powerball draw take place? The Powerball draw takes place every Thursday night at 9:30 pm AEDT / 8:30 pm AEST.
Where can I watch the Powerball draw? The Powerball draw is broadcast on TV Channel 7 every Thursday night at 9:30 pm AEDT / 8:30 pm AEST.
What time do the Powerball ticket sales close? The Powerball ticket sales close one hour prior to the draw - Thursday nights at 8:30 pm AEDT / 7:30 pm AEST.
How much does it cost to play Powerball? A standard ticket for one game costs AUD $1.20.
Where do I buy Powerball tickets? Powerball tickets can be bought in-store - thelott.com/play/find-a-store, online - thelott.com/powerball/play, and through the official “The Lott” app -thelott.com/play/app.
How old do I have to be to play Powerball? You must be at least 18 years old.
Can I play Powerball if I don’t live in Australia? Yes, you can by using an online concierge service.
How do I win Powerball? To win the lowest Powerball prize, you must match at least 2 winning numbers plus the Powerball number. There is a total of nine prize divisions in Powerball and here’s exactly how to win each of them:
- Division 1 - Match all seven winning numbers plus the Powerball
- Division 2 - Match all seven winning numbers
- Division 3 - Match six winning numbers plus the Powerball
- Division 4 - Match six winning numbers
- Division 5 - Match five winning numbers plus the Powerball
- Division 6 - Match four winning numbers plus the Powerball
- Division 7 - Match five winning numbers
- Division 8 - Match three winning numbers plus the Powerball
- Division 9 - Match two winning numbers plus the Powerball
Does Powerball have a minimum guaranteed jackpot? Yes. The minimum guaranteed jackpot in Powerball is AUD $3 million.
What is the biggest Powerball jackpot ever won? The biggest jackpot in Australian Powerball history was AUD $107 million. It was won by a single player on January 17th, 2019.
What are the odds of winning a prize on Powerball? The odds of winning a Division 9 prize with a single game are 1 in 66, while the odds of winning the First Division prize are 1 in 134,490,400. Here’s a breakdown of the odds of winning depending on the prize divisions:
- Division 1 - 1 in 134,490,400
- Division 2 - 1 in 7,078,443
- Division 3 - 1 in 686,176
- Division 4 - 1 in 36,115
- Division 5 - 1 in 16,943
- Division 6 - 1 in 1,173
- Division 7 - 1 in 892
- Division 8 - 1 in 188
- Division 9 - 1 in 66
Does the First Division prize in Powerball rollover? Yes. The First Division prize in Powerball can roll over to the next draw for a maximum of 25 draws.
Is there a deadline for claiming Powerball prizes? Each Australian state has a different deadline for claiming Powerball prizes. It is best to check with your local lottery operator.
Will I have to pay taxes if I win a prize? Lottery prizes are awarded tax-free. However, if you reside outside of Australia, it is best to consult with a financial expert.
Where can I find Powerball results if I missed the draw? The Powerball results from previous draws can be found on their official website or right here at www.lottodraw.com.au!