Powerball

Next estimated jackpot:

$40,000,000

About Powerball

Everything you need to know about Powerball can be found on this page. Here you can discover all the important information, from how many numbers in Powerball can get you a prize, to the odds of winning in each division in the biggest lottery in Australia.

Draws are held on Thursday evenings at approximately 7:30 PM AEST and 8:30 PM AEDT.

Latest Draw

Draw 1465 - Thu, 13 Jun 2024

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Powerball Overview

Launched in 1996, Powerball is one of the most played lottery games in Australia. Before reaching its current format, several changes have been made during the years.

In March 2013, the number of balls drawn changed from five to six. Five years later, this changed again to seven numbers. In April 2018, an additional prize tier was introduced. Although the odds of winning a secondary prize have increased, those of winning the jackpot are now significantly higher.

In order to enter, participants must choose seven main numbers between 1 and 35, as well as a Powerball number between 1 and 20.

The price of a ticket is $5.40 for four games in most states while in Western Australia you can start from two games at $2.65.

In order to win a prize, you must match at least two main numbers and the Powerball.

Powerball & Oz Lotto Comparison

Draw Day

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

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Powerball

Thursday

$4 Million

$200 Million

$5.40

$40,000,000

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Oz Lotto

Tuesday

$3 Million

$111 Million

$1.50

$8,000,000

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Powerball Odds and Prize Divisions

The minimum Powerball jackpot is $4 million. There isn’t a jackpot cap amount wise, however the prize stops jackpotting after 25 consecutive draws without a winner. In case the Powerball Division 1 prize is not won after it has jackpotted 25 times, the entire prize will roll down to the next prize tier and it must be won.

Moreover, when the Division 1 prize jackpots and reaches $10 million, it is increased by a further $10 million after each draw where no one wins the grand prize. This means that if not won for weeks, the Division 1 prize could jackpot up to $150 million or more.

In the table below you can find out how many numbers you need to match for every prize tier and your odds of winning those prizes.

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 44.

Powerball Odds and Prize Divisions
Numbers Matched Average Payout Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
7 + Powerball $23,000,000 1 in 134,490,400 0 0.3
7 $128,604 1 in 7,078,443 2 6.1
6 + Powerball $5,777 1 in 686,176 65 35.8
6 $456 1 in 36,115 1,115 677.7
5 + Powerball $159 1 in 16,943 2,502 647.8
4 + Powerball $71.29 1 in 1,173 35,719 9,724.3
5 $42.33 1 in 892 47,344 12,311.8
3 + Powerball $17.79 1 in 188 217,500 66,528.2
2 + Powerball $10.83 1 in 66 622,809 232,907.8

Top 5 Biggest Powerball Jackpots

1

Jackpot iconJackpot: $200 Million

Calendar iconDate: 1 February 2024

Winner iconWinners: 2x (NSW, QLD)

The biggest Division 1 prize ever won was worth $200 million and it was won by two ticket holders who equally shared the amount. One of the tickets was purchased by a couple from New South Wales Hunger Valley, while the other one was bought by a Queensland woman from Hawthorne, a Brisbane suburb. The couple found out they won on Thursday night, shortly after the draw, and the other winner only thought of checking her ticket on Friday at 6:00 AM.

2

Jackpot iconJackpot: $160 Million

Calendar iconDate: 27 October 2022

Winner iconWinners: 3x (NSW, VIC, WA)

After having jackpotted five draws in a row, the Division 1 prize worth $160 million was won. There were three players who claimed the ticket and each went home with $53.3 million. The winners were from New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, and the first one to claim the prize was a blue-collar worker from Clyde.

3

Jackpot iconJackpot: $150 Million

Calendar iconDate: 19 September 2019

Winner iconWinners: 3x (NSW, 2x QLD)

The 1218 draw held on 19 September 2019 brought the big Division 1 prize to three lucky Powerball participants from New South Wales and Queensland, meaning each got $50 million. The winner from New South Wales shared that he bought the ticket only a few hours before the draw took place while one of the Queensland winners declared that he wanted to use the money for travelling, a home, and spend more time with his family. The second winner from Queensland was a grandmother from Ipsich who said that she always wanted to buy a Mustang if she ever won the Powerball.

4

Jackpot iconJackpot: $126 Million

Calendar iconDate: 24 Februaury 2022

Winner iconWinners: 2x (NSW, WA)

The jackpot won on 24 February 2022 had two winning tickets, one from New South Wales and the other from Western Australia. The NSW winner shared that he wanted to use the money for a red sports car, a new house, and a lot of holidays. The other ticket was bought by a retail syndicate from Kalgoorlie which included approximately 200 members.

5

Jackpot iconJackpot: $110 Million

Calendar iconDate: 18 July 2019

Winner iconWinners: 3x (NSW, SA, VIC)

This Division 1 prize was shared by three ticket holders, meaning that each player got more than $36 million. One of the jackpot winners, from Adelaide, ended up taking home an even bigger prize as he won some second division prizes as well. The second winner was a medical research professional from Sydney, while the third winning ticket belonged to a couple from Victoria.

How to Play Powerball

Entering the Powerball lottery game can be done in various ways. First of all, you must select seven numbers from one to 35, as well as a Powerball number between 1 and 20. You should note that the Powerball is drawn from a separate barrel, therefore it is possible for the same number to appear twice in the same draw. Explore the different types of entry below:

Standard entry

Also known as a ‘Marked’ entry in some of the states, this means you just ‘mark’ your own numbers on the payslip. You need to fill in one game panel on the slip for every game you want to play in the same draw.

Quick Pick/SlikPik

This type of entry means you get random numbers generated for you. Simply let the cashier know how many entries you want to play with this method.

PowerHit entry

If you want to be 100% sure you’ll match the Powerball number, use the PowerHit entry. With this kind of entry, also known as Powerpik in Western Australia, all seven of your main numbers will be paired with every possible Powerball number. This means you enter 20 games at once and the total price of a standard 20-line PowerHit entry will be $26.95.

System entry

Improve your chances of winning by using the Powerball System entries! If you select between eight and 20 main numbers, you will then be able to play every valid seven-number combination within your chosen set.

With System entries, you only pick one number and that number will be added to each of the games you enter. Alternatively, to further improve your chances of winning, you can combine the System and PowerHit entries—you play a System entry, then combine every set of numbers generated by it with every one of the 20 Powerballs.

Pick entry

Pick Entry allows you to select just five or six numbers, then combine them with every possible number of pair of numbers that remain. This type of entry will cost you $26.95.

Powerball Quick Stats

Below are some quick stats for Powerball, showing you the current hot and cold numbers from recent drawings. You can view more statistics like these using the button below.

Hot Numbers

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Cold Numbers

  • 15
  • 33
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