What’s the Difference between US Powerball and Australia Powerball?
Powerball lotteries exist all over the world, so how do you choose which one to play? Is the US Powerball the same as the Powerball run by Oz Lotteries, which we are quite familiar with? Are they one and the same? No! The US Powerball was the first lottery to introduce the second drum (the power ball) and many lotteries followed suit. One of them was our local Australian Powerball. It came into being in 1996 under the tagline “One ball could change it all”.
The guess range is a bit different between the two. In the Australian Powerball you select six numbers from 1-40 and a single Powerball number from 1-20. In the US Powerball you choose five main numbers from 1-69 and one Powerball number from 1-26. Find out everything about how to play US Powerball and purchase your tickets with us and select your numbers!
This leads to a very noticeable difference between the US Powerball and our home variety of the game and that’s the size of the jackpots. Powerball Australia has a record jackpot of AUD$80 million. In comparison, the US Powerball game is recognized all over the world. The record US Powerball jackpot was set in January 2016 at $1.58 billion. That’s over $2 billion Australian!
And the final difference is the number of prize categories. The Australian Powerball offers eight prize division while the US Powerball has nine. Playing the US Powerball you can win a prize just by matching the Powerball!!
Aussies Can Play the Powerball
If you thought you couldn’t play the US Powerball because you live in Australia, think again mate! A little known fact about the Powerball lottery is that Aussies, or any non-U.S. citizens for that matter, are allowed to play and collect the prize. So, we’re good to go, right?
One way to buy your Powerball tickets is to get on a plane and fly from Sydney or Melbourne to the nearest lottery retailer in California. That will probably cost quite a lot of money, though.
There’s another way to play. Purchase your Powerball lottery tickets with us and take advantage of our lottery messenger services. Our local agent based in the United States will hold onto your tickets until the day comes that you have won a huge Powerball prize. This is totally legit. You can play the Powerball from Down Under, so what are you waiting for?