What is Australian Powerball?
Australian Powerball is a lottery ran by the Tatts Group in Australia. It is licensed via subsidiaries all over Australia, being separated geographically.
The new Australian Powerball began in March 2013. The new Australia Powerball draws six regular numbers from one pool of 40, with the Powerball drawn from a different pool of 20 numbers. The biggest Australian Powerball jackpot to date was A$80 million in 2009.
Differences between US & Australian Powerball
There are three major differences between the Australian and American versions, here they are;
- In the US, a ticket is automatically a winning ticket by matching the Powerball. While in Australia a minimum of three numbers are needed being two regular numbers plus the Powerball.
- The American jackpot has a cash option and a split payment option, while Australians winners always collect in lump sum.
- American lottery prizes are taxable, whilst there are no taxes collected on Australian Powerball winners.
Powerball draws are every Thursday with the draw closing at 7:30pm (8:30pm AEDT) each Thursday.
A$80 million in 2009
Australian Powerball Game Odds
|1||6 Numbers plus Powerball||6,397,300:1|
|3||5 Numbers plus Powerball||31,360:1|
|5||4 Numbers plus Powerball||761:1|
|6||3 Numbers plus Powerball||54:1|
|8||2 Numbers plus Powerball||10:1|
Australian Powerball Prize Breakdown
|Division||Ball Matches||Prize Pool%||Odds|
|1||Match six main balls and the Powerball||40%||76,767,600:1|
|2||Match six main balls||3.25%||4,040,400:1|
|3||Match five and the Powerball||3.4%||376,312:1|
|4||Match five main balls||1.9%||19,806:1|
|5||Match 4 main balls and the Powerball||1.45%||9,123:1|
|6||Match three main balls and the Powerball||12.65%||641:1|
|7||Match 4 main balls||11.35%||480:1|
|8||Match two main balls and the Powerball||26%||110:1|