Powerball

Powerball launched in 1996 and has been going strong ever since. With the First Division prize starting at AU$3 million and often reaching eight figures - the lottery game truly has the potential to turn winners into multimillionaires.

In Powerball, there are two barrels of numbers. The first barrel holds the main balls, which are numbered from 1 to 35. The second barrel holds the Powerball, which can be any number from 1 to 20.

Taking place every Thursday night at 20:30 AEST, the main goal in this game is to match your numbers with the main numbers drawn as well as with the Powerball. The main difference with this lottery game and other ones is that there are no supplementary numbers in Powerball. Instead, there is a “Powerball” which must be matched in order to win the grand prize.

The chance of winning the First Division prize in Powerball is 1 in 134,490,400. However, there is a bigger chance of winning any other division prize with a single game, which is 1 in 44.

Powerball results

Get the latest Powerball results here after every draw. The lottery is held every Thursday at 7:30pm AEST (8:30pm AEDT).

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How to play

Start by purchasing either a QuickPick ticket where the numbers are chosen for you or a Marked entry ticket where you choose your numbers yourself. Each Thursday at 20:30 AEST, seven numbers are drawn from the main barrel and one so-called Powerball is drawn from the second barrel. To win the grand prize, you must match all seven winning numbers as well as the Powerball in a single game panel. There are also eight other ways to win lower prizes, where the odds to win are higher.

Powerball divisions

Powerball divisions
Division Match Division Odds Percentage of Prize Pool
1 7 + Powerball 1 in 134,490,400 40%
2 7 1 in 7,078,443 1.1%
3 6 + Powerball 1 in 686,176 1.1%
4 6 1 in 36,115 2%
5 5 + Powerball 1 in 16,943 1.5%
6 4 + Powerball 1 in 1,173 9.7%
7 5 1 in 892 7.6%
8 3 + Powerball 1 in 188 15%
9 2 + Powerball 1 in 66 22%

Powerball FAQ

The PowerBall draw takes place every Thursday night at 9:30 pm AEDT / 8:30 pm AEST.
Yes. The Powerball draw can be seen on TV Channel 7 every Thursday night at 9:30 pm AEDT / 8:30 pm AEST.
The Powerball draw ticket sales closing at Thursday nights at 8:30 pm AEDT / 7:30 pm AEST.
Tickets are from $4.85 for four games to $60.60 for fifty games.
The current age limit for PowerBall is 18.
Yes, it is possible to play the lottery in any country, any time. You can buy your ticket online.
There are nine prize Divisions. If you match two winning numbers plus the Powerball, you win Division 9. If you match all seven numbers plus the Powerball, you win Division 1.
The minimum guaranteed jackpot in Powerball is AUD $3 million.
It depends on the Division. In Division 1 the probability is 1 in 134,490,400 while in Division 9 - 1 in 66.
Yes. When no one gets the prize in a lottery draw, funds from that jackpot are added to the next game for a maximum of 25 draws.
It depends on the state that you live in. You can get that information from a local lottery operator.
All the prizes are tax-free if you are Australian citizen. If you are a foreigner, best if you check with a financial expert.
The results from all the past draws can be found at www.lottodraw.com.au

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