Australia Powerball Lotto FAQs

Playing Australia Powerball Lotto is relatively easy, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. To learn more visit the Australia Powerball Lotto and Australia Powerball Lotto results pages.

Question: When does the Australia Powerball draw take place?

Answer: Australia Powerball draws take place at 9:30pm (AEDT) on a Thursday night.

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Question: What time do Australia Powerball ticket sales close?

Answer: Ticket sales stop at 8:30pm (AEDT) on the night of a draw and reopen shortly afterwards for the next draw.

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Question: How do I win playing Australia Powerball?

Answer: Prizes are awarded on Australia Powerball for matching a minimum of two main balls and the Powerball. In order to win the Division 1 prize, you must match all six main numbers and the Powerball.

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Question: Can I play Australia Powerball if I do not live in Australia?

Answer: Players from outside of Australia can join in the excitement by using a safe and secure online concierge service. They will purchase a ticket on your behalf, scan it and send it to you and ensure that your winnings are paid into your online account.

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Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

Answer: In the Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania you will have six months from the date of the draw to claim your Australia Powerball prize. If you bought a ticket in Western Australia or Southern Australia you will have 12 months from the date of the draw. In New South Wales, all Australia Powerball prizes must be claimed within six years of the draw date. Check with your local state lottery if you are unsure about the deadlines for claiming a prize.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play Australia Powerball?

Answer: You must be 18 or over if you want to take part in Australia Powerball.

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Question: Are winnings on the Australia Powerball taxable?

Answer: Winnings from Australia Powerball are tax free within the country, but if you are playing from overseas then it is best to take advice on tax liabilities in your country.

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Question: What are the odds of winning a prize on Australia Powerball?

Answer: You have a 1 in 110 chance of matching the minimum to win a prize, two main numbers and the Powerball. The odds of winning the Division 1 prize are 1 in 76,767,600. To see a full list of the potential prizes and odds of winning in each Division, visit the Australia Powerball Prizes page.

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Question: Does the Australia Powerball have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Answer: Australia Powerball jackpots begin at AU$3 million and can rise quickly through rollovers.

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Question: Does the Australia Powerball have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Answer: The Australia Powerball jackpot can roll over until it is won, which often leads to impressive eight-figure amounts.

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Question: What is the biggest jackpot ever won on the Australia Powerball?

Answer: The biggest jackpot ever seen on the Australia Powerball was AUD $80 million, which was won on 30th July 2009 by two lucky ticket holders. The winners were from Victoria and New South Wales.

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Question: When is the next Australia Powerball draw?

Answer: Your next chance to play for an Australia Powerball jackpot is Thursday 30th March 2017.

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Question: What does the Australia Powerball jackpot currently stand at?

Answer: The next Australia Powerball jackpot is AU$15,000,000

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Question: How much does it cost to buy an Australia Powerball ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs AU$1.70.

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