Australia Powerball Lotto Information

Guess Range 7/35 + PB 1/20
Hosted in Australia, Australia
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Australia - Powerball Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 7+PB 1:134,490,400
2 Prize 7 1:7,078,443
3 Prize 6+PB 1:686,176
4 Prize 6 1:36,115
5 Prize 5+PB 1:16,943
6 Prize 5 1:892
7 Prize 4+PB 1:1,173
8 Prize 3+PB 1:188
9 Prize 2+PB 1:66

Australia - Powerball Lotto Information

The Powerball Australia Lottery is based on the world-renowned USA Powerball, and attracts Aussie Lotto fans with great jackpots, attractive winning odds, and tax-free prizes.

Powerball Australia History

Powerball Australia Lottery was created by the OZ Lottery West company, a well-known Australian Lottery funder and administrator, as a replacement for the lottery known as the Midweek Tattslotto. Powerball Australia offered a bigger jackpot as well as higher statistical possibilities of winning than its predecessor.

The lottery is funded and run by different companies in the various Australian territories: the New South Wales Lotteries, Tattersall's, Golden Casket, South Australian Lotteries Commission and Lottery West. The proceeds from the Powerball Australia are allotted to different state government organizations depending where the tickets are purchased.

The lottery’s first official draw was held on 23 May 1996. Powerball awarded a AU$80 million jackpot in 2009, a record which held until a draw in August 2018 when two lucky players shared a AU$100 million prize.

Powerball Australia made changes to the game that took effect on March 7th, 2013. The lottery updated its structure and prizes with the aim of creating bigger jackpots and more winners. The new Powerball Australia game features a guess range of 1-40 and a Powerball guess range of 1-20 as the lottery leaves behind its previous 5/45 + 1/45 format. Once the Aussie Powerball game reaches AU$ 10 million, the lottery will add another AU$10 million to the prize pool with each rollover. In addition, Powerball Australia players enjoy more ways to win with a total of eight prize divisions, up from the lottery’s previous seven.

The Australian Powerball lottery introduced changes to its format in April 2018 in order to offer bigger jackpots and create more winners in every draw. The matrix of the main numbers was changed to 7/35 while the Powerball guess range remained the same. A ninth prize division was added and the overall odds of winning any prize in a Powerball draw improved to 1 in 44.

In the Powerball draw on 19 January 2019, a woman from Sydney was the sole winner of an incredible AU$107,575,649.08, the highest Australian prize ever won by a single ticket. The Australia Powerball record jackpot of AU$150 million was won on 19 September 2019 by 3 players who will receive AU$50 million each! The previous record of AU$110 was also won by three Australian players in the 18 July 2019 draw.

Powerball Australia Rules

To play the Powerball Australia, first select 7/35 numbers and an additional number (Powerball) from a different number matrix with a range of 1-20.The origin of the Australia Powerball is the USA Powerball. For the original Powerball lottery, buy US Powerball tickets online here.

Are you a fan of lotteries from Down Under? Take a look at our Australian Lottery Guide!

Winning the Powerball Australia

Players win the Powerball Australia jackpot by correctly selecting all seven regular numbers as well as the Powerball number. Jackpot winners are not required to pay taxes.

Those who enjoy Powerball Australia may also enjoy other Aussie lotteries such as the Oz Lotto or the Australian Wednesday and Saturday Lotteries.

Learn about Powerball Australia Draws


The Powerball Australia Lottery's tax-free prizes offer an Australian spin on the Powerball lottery structure, which is synonymous with big wins and exciting rollovers all over the world! Get the Powerball Australia draw results shortly after the draws taking place on Thursdays. Thanks to its additional number, which drives the top prize even higher, the winning numbers have created jackpots as high as AU$150 million, a record set in September 2019!