The Australian Powerball is operated by a number of the big lottery operators in Australia; New South Wales Lotteries, Tattersall's, Golden Casket, South Australian Lotteries Commission and Lottery West. Similar to the Powerball game in the US the game was launched by Tattersall's in May 1996 and designed to give Australian Lottery players the chance to win substantially higher jackpots than those available in other games played across the continent.
The minimum jackpot available in the Australian Powerball game is $3 million and the game boasts eight different prize levels known as "divisions". The current matrix for the game is 6/40 for the main draw numbers and 1/20 for the Powerball. The odds of winning a prize on the Australian Powerball lottery are shown below:
|Prize Tier||Numbers Required||Odds (12 games)|
|1st Division||6 + Powerball||1 : 6,397,300|
|2nd Division||6||1 : 336,700|
|3rd Division||5 + Powerball||1 : 31,360|
|4th Division||5||1 : 1,651|
|5th Division||4 + Powerball||1 : 761|
|6th Division||3 + Powerball||1 : 54|
|7th Division||4||1 : 40|
|8th Division||2 + Powerball||1 : 10|
Should a draw for the Australian Powerball fail to find a jackpot winner then the prize pool in the 1st Division prize fund is rolled over to the next draw meaning the jackpot can reach quite impressive amounts with multiple rollovers. The Australian Powerball jackpot can only roll 24 times in total because if a 1st Division prize tier winner is not found on the 25th consecutive rollover for this lottery game then any money added to the prize total will be allocated to the next lower prize division that has winners.
Playing the Australian Powerball Online
Like many of the world lotteries from around the globe you can now play the Australian Powerball game online no matter where you live in the world. You can purchase your tickets through a lottery concierge service so long as you are above the legal age for participation in the game of your choice and have either a debit/credit card or an account with either Moneybookers or Neteller. Once you have registered with the service you are able to buy tickets for the Australian Powerball game and these will be available to view as a scanned copy within 24 hours of the completion of the purchase.
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