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About the Oz Powerball 2018-06-20T09:19:00+00:00

JACKPOT STARTS AT $40 000 000

POWERBALL

JACKPOT STARTS AT $3 000 000

OZ POWERBALL

ABOUT

OZ POWERBALL LOTTERY

Oz Powerball is Australia’s version based on the original American Powerball. It was introduced to Australia in 1996 and it quickly became popular amongst the population with its tagline, “One ball could change it all.”

In New South Wales and South Australia, Australia’s Powerball is also known as “Power20”. In Queensland, they call it “PowerHit”, and “Powerpik” in Western Australia. The first-ever Oz Powerball draw took place in May 1996. In the year 2013, a division 8 prize was introduced, which offered players the chance of winning a lovely prize for matching just two main numbers and the Powerball.

The odds of winning the Oz Powerball jackpot are 1 in 76,767,600. Playing the game itself is simple. There are two drums of numbers. The first drum has 40 balls numbered from 1 to 40. The second drum has 20 balls all numbered from 1 to 20. Six balls are chosen from the first drum, and only one is drawn from the second. This is the Powerball number, or “bonus” ball as many like to call it. To win the jackpot, or division 1 prize, you need to match all six numbers from the first drum and the Powerball from the second drum. The numbers may be in any order, as long as you match the required ones.

ALL ABOUT THAT WIN

The Australian Powerball game has a guaranteed minimum division 1 prize pool of $3 million. The record for the biggest Oz Powerball jackpot is $80 million. Oz Powerball is one of the most popular games in Australia and it offers a variety of prize tiers in each draw.

Draws for Oz Powerball take place every Thursday evening. In order for a player to take home the jackpot prize, they need to fall into the Division 1 prize tier. That means they need to match 6 main numbers drawn from a pool of 40, and one Powerball number drawn from a pool of 20. Consolation prizes are a great way for players to still have fun and win something in the game even if it’s not the jackpot. Matching a combination of just two main numbers and the Powerball numbers can win the player a decent-sized prize.