AU Powerball History
Australia’s Powerball is a relatively new lottery to play. The first draw happened on May 23, 1996, using the original odds of 5/45 for regular balls and 1/45 for the Powerball.
As one of Australia’s favorite lotteries, Powerball has changed its rules many times. The first change in format and rules happened in 2013. The change led to the drawing of six regular numbers from a pool of 40 balls and a Powerball from a pool of20. Also, there was the addition of the 8th prize division and an increase of 1oc for Powerball ticket prices.
Since April 2018, Powerball is now using an updated format that’s designed to more winners with bigger jackpots. Today, each draw requires seven regular Powerball Australia numbers picked from a pool of 35. And the extra Powerball is drawn from a pool of 20 numbers.
How to Choose Numbers?
When it comes to choosing numbers, your creativity is the limit. For many players of lotto online Australia game, the choice of numbers is inspired by important and memorable dates in one’s life. Popular inspirations are anniversaries, birthdays, and favorite numbers.
If you’re serious about winning and have the patience, you can always check out past results for inspiration. You’ll find several resources online that allow you to review the past lottery results. By tracking the previous results of the game, you’ll know which numbers are ‘hot’ and ‘cold’. You can use these as the basis for making your number combos. If you’re too busy but still want to play, you can always opt for the ‘Quick Pick’. Under this lottery pick arrangement, the system randomly generates the numbers for you!
Odds of Winning Powerball Australia
With bigger prizes come lower odds. This is exactly what you can expect with Powerball Australia. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 is to 134,490,000 based on a single game. Although the odds may appear to offer a very slim chance, it’s slightly better compared to Powerball(US) and Mega Millions. Your Powerball odds Australia and chances increase as you move from one Division prize to the next. The minimum prize you can collect, a Division 9 prize, offers you a 1 to 66 chance of taking home the prize. As we’ve mentioned, this prize is awarded to you if you can match 2 winning numbers and the Powerball.