How to Play Australian Powerball
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It can be hard to grasp the rules of Powerball when there are so many different options. We have put together an easy to follow guide to show you the best way to play Powerball online. Remember, the highest Australian Powerball jackpot was $150 million on 19 September 2019. The next big jackpot could be yours!
4 Steps to Play Australian Powerball:
- Register an Online Account
- Pick Your Powerball Ticket Type
- Check Results Online
- Verify Your Identity
Keep reading if you want the chance to win millions!
1. Register an Online Account
The first step is registering for an account with a fully accredited online lottery retailer like Oz Lotteries.
Registering with Oz lotteries is a quick and easy process that you can do in 30 seconds! Visit the Oz Lotteries registration page to complete this step.
2. Pick Your Powerball Ticket Type
Choosing your Powerball ticket is easy when you can read about each option. The tricky part is deciding! Here are your options:
A Powerball standard game is made up of 7 main numbers and 1 Powerball number. Each game will give you 1 chance of winning. You can either randomly choose numbers using QuickPick or choose your own.
Highest Standard ticket win
“Sydney woman sets Australian lottery history with $100m Powerball windfall” SMH, January 2019.
A PowerHit ticket guarantees you the Powerball number in every game. You will either QuickPick or choose 7 numbers, and automatically receive the Powerball.
PowerHit tickets are more expensive than standard tickets because they increase your chances of winning a prize.
With Oz Lotteries you can also play a Syndicate! The smallest syndicate is just $27 and buys you a share in a ticket worth $270 (10 x PowerHit’s). You don’t have to worry about organising it, we do that for you. Purchasing in a Syndicate increases your chances of winning while paying less for the ticket. It means that you share your winnings with 9 other people.
Highest Syndicate ticket win
“$40m Powerball jackpot won by factory workers” News.com.au, May 2016
Purchasing a Powerball System ticket allows you to play more numbers than the standard entry. It gives you every possible 7-number combination of your 8-20 numbers (depending on ticket size). A Powerball System ticket increases your chances of winning as well!
3. Check Results Online
Once you have registered and purchased your ticket, all you have to do is wait patiently for the Powerball results.
You can either watch the draw live on 7TWO around 8:45pm AEST/9:45pm AEDT or check your email on the night of the draw.
Oz Lotteries will email you the results, regardless of whether you win.
4. Verify Your Identity
Verifying your identity is an important step, but it is also the law in Australia. If you have a win, you cannot withdraw your winnings until you have been verified. This law is in place to help protect customers from fraud.
This is an easy process through the Oz Lotteries website or app. Just find your account page, and follow the easy steps towards verification.
Note: If you reside in South Australia, you will be required to verify your identity before making a purchase.
Playing Australian Powerball online is quick, easy and most of all safe. Rest assured that your Powerball ticket is legal and legitimate when purchasing through Oz Lotteries – a fully accredited online retailer of Australian lottery tickets.
If you still have questions about Powerball check out our Everything You Need to Know About Powerball guide.