The draw takes place every Thursday night at 20.30 AEST (21.30 AEDT).
Ticket sales close at 19.30 AEDT on the night of the draw and re-open shortly afterwards. However, for tickets purchased online, sales can close up to three hours before the draw.
Prizes are won by matching at least two main numbers and the Powerball. The jackpot is won by matching all seven main numbers and the Powerball.
Yes, you can choose numbers online and win prizes wherever you live. See the buy tickets page for more information.
You have six months from the date of the draw to claim your Australia Powerball prize in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria. In Western and Southern Australia, players have 12 months from the date of the draw. If you bought your ticket in New South Wales, prizes must be claimed within six years of the draw date. Players are also advised to check with their local state lottery for more information about claim periods.
You must be 18 years or older.
Lottery winnings in Australia are tax free, but you may be liable to withholdings in your own country if you are playing from overseas. You are advised to check with a local tax specialist to find out about your potential liabilities.
The minimum jackpot is $3 million.
Australia Powerball doesn't have a rollover cap, therefore it will roll over until it is won.
To date the biggest jackpot ever seen on the Australia Powerball was $80 million. This was won by two tickets from Victoria and New South Wales on the 30th July 2009.
The next Australia Powerball draw is on Thu 22nd August.
The next jackpot is estimated at $40,000,000.
The draw is broadcast on TV Channel 7 at approximately 20.30 AEST.
You can check the latest results on the Australia Powerball Results page, shortly after each draw has taken place.
The odds of winning a division 9 prize in a standard game are 1 in 66. The odds of winning a division 1 prize are 1 in 134,490,400. You can view a full breakdown of the odds of winning in each prize division on the Powerball Prizes page.
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