Powerpik Australian Lottery is not actually a lottery but a way to play the game of Powerball. Powerpik ticket increases your odds of winning by giving you the winning Powerball. It gives you all 20 numbers from barrel B on your ticket, meaning you automatically have the winning Powerball number. The other seven Winning Numbers are up to you! The biggest jackpot ever seen on Australia Powerball was AUD $150 million, which was won on 19th September 2019 by three lucky ticket holders. Two of the winners were from Queensland and one was from New South Wales.
How to play Powerpick Australian Lottery?
A Powerpik System entry contains all 20 numbers for the Powerball so you only need to match the seven Winning Numbers drawn from barrel A. Powerpik System entries are available for Systems 5 and 6 and Systems 8 to 14.
To buy a Powerpik System:
Mark the Systems number you wish to play on a Powerball playslip. Then mark the Pick 7 section of the game board with the appropriate number of numbers for the System. Mark the POWERPIK box. Leave the Pick 1 section of the game board blank
Ask for a Powerpik System Slikpik in-store and a ticket will be issued with randomly generated numbers for you
Log in to your Lottery membership to choose your own numbers or request a Systems Slikpik
How to play Powerball Lottery?
Powerball is a jackpotting game, which means if Division 1 is not won the prize will increase in the next draw. Division 1 prize pools start from $3 million and can increase up to $150 million!
The Division 1 prize pool is shared amongst the total number of winners in that Division – just one person could take home the entire amount.
Every Thursday night, seven Winning Numbers and one Powerball have the chance to change your life.
- Powerball is played by drawing seven numbers from 35 in barrel A, then one number from 20 in barrel B
- The number drawn from barrel B is the Powerball and all 8 numbers together are the Winning Numbers
- The more Winning Numbers you have in each game line, the bigger the prize
- You could get some Powerball problems in your life with the minimum entry of just two games!
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 seven main numbers and the Powerball. 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.
You must be 18 or over if you want to take part in Australia Powerball.
A single Powerball ticket costs AU$1.70.
Australia Powerball draws take place at 9:30pm (AEDT) on a Thursday night.
Ticket sales stop at 8:30pm (AEDT) on the night of a draw and reopen shortly afterwards for the next draw.
Points to note when playing Powerball
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.
You have a 1 in 44 chance of winning a prize on Australia Powerball. The odds of winning the Division 1 prize are 1 in 134,490,400.
Australia Powerball jackpots begin at AU$3 million and can rise quickly through rollovers.
The Australia Powerball jackpot can roll for a maximum of 25 draws, which can lead to impressive nine-figure amounts.
Advantages to play Powerpiks in Powerball Australia as said above is by giving you the winning Powerball number, a Powerpik increases your chances of winning. Six out of the nine prize divisions need the Powerball number to win, so a Powerpik gives you great odds of winning a prize!
Also note that you can buy a range of different tickets to play Powerball including:
- Asking for a Slikpik
- Filling out a Playslip
- Playing a System entry
Syndicates are also a great way to play Powerball. By pooling your money together to share the cost of the ticket, you can play more games and increase your chances of winning! Remember also it’s more fun to play in a team and you could be sharing a prize with your family or friends.
At $24.20, a Powerpik 7 is the most affordable Powerpik option and gives players the Powerball and 20 games. Powerball is played by drawing seven numbers from 35 in Barrel A, then one number from 20 in Barrel B. The Powerball is needed to win Divisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
Finally remember Powerball lottery is a game of chance so play wisely and stick to your budget to spend what you can afford.