The Australia Powerball is another extremely popular lotto which has been in place since 1996.
This draw takes place midweek, so fits in perfectly with the Saturday Lotto which Australia is so famous for.
Australians usually talk about the Powerball with great affection because part of the proceeds go towards helping the citizens of Western Australia in terms of education and to improve the infrastructure of the region.
Large rollovers are common place with the Powerball, so it is not unusual to read of some fantastic pay-outs to lucky players but also, because of the use of the Powerball barrel, there are decent odds on offer to walk away from the Australian Powerball with at least some kind of win, even if it is a small one.
How to play Australia Powerball
There are two drums which contains the balls for the Australia Powerball, the first one contains numbers which range from 1 – 35 and the second one contains numbers which range from 1- 20, the second drum is commonly referred to as the Powerball barrel.
To play the Powerball, a player needs to pick seven numbers from the first barrel and one number from the Powerball barrel.
Just as with the Saturday Lotto, the Powerball number means that it is possible to win a smaller prize when it looks like all else has failed and the Powerball is also required to win the jackpot which can often prove to be extremely lucrative, to say the least!
The cost of an Australia Powerball ticket is $2.20 in Australian money.
Draw time of the Australia Powerball
The draw for the Australia Powerball takes place every Thursday at 8.30pm with the cut off for ticket sales being one hour before then.
Odds of winning
There are nine levels of winning combinations for the Australian Powerball and the odds of winning each level are listed below.
2 correct numbers, 1 Powerball number – 1:66
3 correct numbers, 1 Powerball number - 1:188
4 correct numbers, 1 Powerball number – 1:1 173
5 correct numbers - 1:892
5 correct numbers, 1 Powerball number - 1:16 943
6 correct numbers - 1:36 115
6 correct numbers, 1 Powerball number - 1:686 176
7 correct numbers - 1:7 078 443
7 correct numbers - 1 Powerball number - 1:134 490 400
How to check your numbers
Even though the Australia Powerball is extremely popular it doesn’t receive the same amount of media coverage as the Saturday Lotto.
That is not to say that this Lotto is in any way inferior, it is just because lotto’s which are drawn at the weekend always have a far greater coverage because people are more inclined to regard their lotto ticket as a form of weekend entertainment and they are more likely to be busy with something else for a midweek draw.
The Powerball website has all of the latest draw details as well as a wealth of other information.
Another great way to find out the latest results is to subscribe to the various avenues of social media which the Powerball uses to communicate with their players.