Odds of Winning Australia Powerball
The chances of winning Australian Powerball are a bit worse than the odds of winning other Australian lotteries. However, the prizes are higher, which makes it a great lottery to play in order to win a life-changing amount.
The chances of winning the amazing jackpot are 1 in 134,490,400, which are better than the ones of US Powerball jackpot. Overall, 1 in 44 players wins a prize in each draw, which is an encouraging statistic! Below you can see the odds of winning all 9 prize divisions.
|Prize Division||Match||Odds of Winning|
|Jackpot||+||1 to 134,490,400|
|Second Prize||1 to 7,078,443|
|Third Prize||+||1 to 686,176|
|Fourth Prize||1 to 36,115|
|Fifth Prize||+||1 in 16,943|
|Sixth Prize||+||1 in 1,173|
|Seventh Prize||1 in 892|
|Eight Prize||+||1 in 188|
|Ninth Prize||+||1 in 66|
|General||1 in 44|
What Are Australia Powerball Rules?
The rules of this lottery are very simple; select 7 numbers between 1 and 35 and an additional number, called the Powerball, from a range of 1 to 20. You can manually select your lucky numbers or choose the Quick Pick feature, which automatically generates them randomly.
If you match all the 8 numbers, you will win an amazing jackpot which always starts at AU$ 3 million! Every time the first prize reaches AU$ 10 million, the jackpot increases by an additional AU$ 10 million with each draw where it is not won. This way, the Australian Powerball jackpot can reach staggering amounts. The current jackpot record is AU$ 107 million won by a single player on the 17th January 2019.
An Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 at Brisbane Airport, wrapped in Powerball wrapping paper (December 2016)
On 1 March 2007, the Division 1 pool was $33 million; it was the largest Australian lottery prize won.
On 5 June 2008, the Division 1 pool was $58,737,207.41; then the largest prize pool in Australian history to that point (since eclipsed several times, including by in 2012 , which had a Division 1 pool of $100 million.)
On 30 July 2009, the Division 1 pool was $80 million, the largest Australian Powerball pool until August 2018. There were two Division 1 winners in the drawing.
On 21 August 2014, the Division 1 pool was $70 million. Two winners walked away with 35 million each.
On 28 May 2015, the Division 1 pool was $50 million, won by a single ticket. The winner was a woman from Canberra.
On July 23, 2015, the Division 1 pool was $50 million, won by a single ticket. The winner was a woman from Western Australia.
On January 7, 2016, the Division 1 pool was $70 million, won by a single ticket. The winner was from Queensland.
On January 11, 2018, the Division 1 pool was $55 million, won by a single ticket in the Melbourne town of Brunswick. The prize went unclaimed for almost six months but was finally claimed anonymously just seven days before it was set to be transferred to the Victorian State Revenue Office. In Victoria, the amount of time someone has to claim a prize is unlimited, however if it is not claimed within six months, it will go to the Victorian State Revenue Office where the winner can claim it at any time.
On August 16, 2018, the Division 1 pool was $100 million, surpassing the previous record for Powerball and equalling the Oz Lotto record. The Division 1 pool was split between two winners, one from Melbourne, one from Sydney. On 17 January 2019, a single person from Sydney won AUD107 million, making it the largest individual lottery win in Australian history.
As of July 18th, 2019, the Division 1 prize is $110 million. It was the largest ever division one prize, in Australias history.
No one won the 100 million jackpot in September, thus it went up to 150 million. It was shared by three winners, they got 50 million each.