The U.S. Powerball is known for creating some of the biggest lottery winners in history. The multi-state game is drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening and boasts a starting jackpot of $20 million, which rolls over every draw until it is won.
Can I Play Powerball in Australia?
Yes. It is possible to pay the US Powerball in Australia. All you need to do is sign up to a regulated secure website that purchase the tickets on your behalf in the USA and decide which numbers you think will be drawn.
This means no physical ticket will be purchased but you will be paid out the same as if you had actually bought the ticket. These services are heavily regulated to make sure your money is safe.
Powerball draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59pm EST. Players must select five main numbers between 1 and 69 and one Powerball number between 1 and 26. Much like with the lottery games in Australia, you can opt for a ‘Quick Pick’ and your numbers will be randomly generated for you.
One standard Powerball line costs $2, but the actual price of your ticket will depend on a few different factors. After choosing how many games you want to play, how many consecutive draws you want to enter and whether you have decided to add the Power Play option, the price will increase.
How to Play Powerball
- Create an account - Select any of the ‘Play Online’ banners on Australia.National-Lottery.com and you will be able to set up an account.
- Pick your numbers – Simply pick five main numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. You can opt for the ‘Quick Pick’ option and have the numbers randomly selected for you.
- Pay for your entries – Once you’re happy with your numbers, click ‘Add to Cart’ and pay for your entries.
- Check the results – Now all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and check the Powerball Results page after the draws on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Adding the Power Play option to your ticket will cost you an additional $1 but will give you the chance of multiplying your winnings up to 10x the advertised amount. Non-jackpot winnings are multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10. The only exception to the prize amounts increasing is the Match 5 prize, which is always doubled to $2 million, regardless of which Power Play number is drawn. Remember, the 10x Power Play is only available when the jackpot is an estimated $150 million or less.