Australia Powerball boasts jackpots which can quickly rise higher than AU$100 million. Draws are held every week on a Thursday and there are nine prize tiers. Find out more about how the game works, including all the prize information and some frequently asked questions.
Match all seven main numbers plus the Powerball to land the jackpot, which starts at AU$3 million. If the jackpot is not won in a particular draw it will roll over and increase in value for the following one – it can roll over for a maximum of 25 consecutive draws.
You can also win prizes for matching fewer numbers, starting for matching just two of the main numbers drawn and the Powerball. The following table shows all the different prize tiers and the odds of winning:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds|
|7 + Powerball||Jackpot (40%)||1 in 134,490,400|
|7||1.1%||1 in 7,078,443|
|6 + Powerball||1.1%||1 in 686,176|
|6||2%||1 in 36,115|
|5 + Powerball||1.5%||1 in 16,943|
|4 + Powerball||9.7%||1 in 1,173|
|5||7.6%||1 in 892|
|3 + Powerball||15%||1 in 188|
|2 + Powerball||22%||1 in 66|
Overall odds of winning are 1 in 44
Learn more about Australia Powerball by checking out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the game.
How much does it cost to bet?
A single bet costs $3. However, the cost per bet is lower if you subscribe.
What is the Powerball?
The Powerball is the eighth number to be selected in each draw. It is drawn from a separate pool of numbers from 1 to 20, so you can pick the same Powerball as one of your main numbers. The Powerball cannot be substituted for one of your main numbers, or vice versa, meaning that the Powerball you pick must match the Powerball selected in the winning line.
Can you only play in Australia?
Tickets for the game are only available in Australia, but you can bet on the results of the game from other countries online and win the same prizes as if you were in Australia.
Is there a jackpot cap or rollover limit?
There is a rollover limit of 25 draws in Australia Powerball, after which the top prize must be shared between players in the highest winning tier. However, there is no cap on how high the jackpot can go and it grows so quickly that the rollover limit has never been enforced.
What is the biggest Australia Powerball jackpot ever won?
The record for the largest Australia Powerball jackpot of all time is AU$150 million. Three players split this record prize on September 19th, 2019.
How do you find out if you are a winner?
You will be notified by email if you are a winner. You can also see the latest Australia Powerball Results as soon as draws take place every Thursday.
How many numbers do you need to win the Australia Powerball?
To win the jackpot you must match all seven numbers and the Powerball that are drawn. There are nine prize levels in total that increase in payout for every extra ball you match, starting at matching just two numbers and the Powerball.
How long does it take to get Australia Powerball Winnings?
If you play Australia Powerball online then your winnings will be paid instantly into your account as soon as the winning numbers and prize amounts have been verified. If you have been fortunate to win a large payout then you may be contacted by someone to arrange to have the payout wired directly to your bank account.
Has anyone ever won Australia Powerball online?
Each week thousands of players win Australia Powerball prizes online, and that includes the odd occasion where one or more players win the jackpot. You can win the jackpot online and the multi-million dollar winnings will be arranged to be sent to your bank account directly, making sure all secure steps are taken along the way.