Launched in 1996, Powerball has become an extremely popular game in many households across the continent, as well as the world. Anybody can get involved in this high stakes game, where the jackpot frequently reaches levels of tens of millions of dollars. The highest amount reached was in 2009 when AUD $80 million was won by a lucky player.
You must be over the age of 18 to play this game in Australia, however, this may differ in other countries.
How to play Australia Powerball
The Australian Powerball is played by selecting 6 numbers from 1-40 as well as the “Powerball” number which is drawn separately from 1-20. When the draw takes place, there are 2 machines selecting the numbered balls. The winning ticket will have 6 matching numbers and a matching “Powerball” number.
There is a 1 in 100 chance that you will win something in the Powerball, while you have a 1 in 76 million chance of hitting the jackpot.
To play the Powerball, locals can buy tickets easily online while international players will need to buy tickets through reputable concierge services. The concierge will buy your tickets on your behalf, scanning it and uploading it into your online account with them. You can check your tickets at any time, as well as receive any winnings through this account.
How to win Australia Powerball
According to some sites, there are a few tips and tricks when playing the Australian Powerball.
- When selecting your numbers, you should have a good mix of odd and even numbers. Selecting only one of these, will only result in a 1% percent chance of winning.
- Winning numbers are usually spread across the field, so always pick both high and low numbers for a better chance. This means, staying away from important calendar dates as these numbers stop at 31 and limit your chances.
- Track and study number groups. Keep track of the previous winning numbers and pay attention to the patterns. Numbers that are “hot” or “cold” may present a winning strategy.
An unnamed man, living in Brisbane Australia, got a phone call in early 2014 that made him one of the wealthiest people in Australia overnight. He had won the AUD $40 million in the Australian Powerball, as a single-ticket holder. Preferring to remain anonymous, the winner said he would spend his new found fortune on his family.
One of the biggest wins in Australia was certainly the anonymous winner from Queensland as well as a 15-people syndicate in West Sydney, who pocketed an accumulated amount of $35 million in August 2014.