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Oz Powerball

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  • Ticket Price £2
  • Country Australia
  • Jackpot Record Nil

The Game

Since March 2013 when the latest version of the Oz Powerball was launched, six numbers are drawn from a pool of 40 balls, and a further Powerball number is drawn from another pool of 20 balls.

To win any prize in the Australian Powerball a player must match at least three numbers, and those must include the Powerball itself. This Australian lottery game always pays out in one lump sum rather than in annuities, and the winner pays no tax on their payout.

The odds of winning the top jackpot, with six numbers plus the Powerball itself, are 6,397,300 to 1. The odds of winning any prize at all are 10 to 1 on two numbers plus the Powerball.

The draw is only broadcast when the jackpot exceeds $15 million. On these occasions a TV program hosted by Troy Ellis brings the live draw to the nation.

License and Operation

The Oz Powerball is operated by New South Wales lottery and the Australian Capital territory, Tatterals in Victoria and Tasmania, the South Australia Lotteries Commission, and Lottery West in Western Australia.

Interesting Facts

One lucky winner from Queensland scooped a $70 million jackpot with a single ticket on January 7th 2016.