From March 1, 2013 (Draw 877), Powerball will introduce some exciting game changes which will deliver Big Jackpots, a Bigger Prize Pool and More winners every week. Plus Powerball will introduce a new Division 8, which will help deliver more than double the number of winners every week. Read more about the exciting Powerball changes.
Pricing for Powerball can be found on the pricing page. You must play in multiples of two games at a time. The price per game is increasing from 75c to 85c per game from March 1 (plus Agent's Commission).
With the change to the game matrix starting on March 1 (6 from 40 and 1 from 20) and the introduction of new Division 8, the game odds have changed. The odds of winning any prize, based on a 12 game entry, is 1 in 10. Read more about the Game Odds here.
From March 1, you'll have to choose 1 number from 40 in the first barrel, and 1 number from 20 in the Powerball barrel. The ways to win have changed for each division, you can read them here. To win first division you need to match 6 winning numbers plus the Powerball. To win Division 6, you need to match 2 winning numbers plus the Powerball. Read more here.
Powerball draws close each Thursday at 7.30pm. During Daylight Savings the Powerball draw close time is 6:30pm.
No, you do not need to watch the draw to win.
Yes. Powerball is a jackpotting game. Powerball first division prizes have jackpotted to as high as $80 million!
Information on how to play a system entry can be found in the Powerball How to Play page within this site.
You can play a "Pick 4" or a "Pick 5" entry with Powerball. More information on playing a "Pick" entry can be found in the "Powerball How to Play" page within this website.
You do not always need to get the Powerball to win a prize. Information on prize dividends can be found in the Powerball Winning Combinations page within this site.
No. As with all Golden Casket prizes, you will not need to pay tax on your Powerball prize.
In order to claim your prize, you will need to write a brief letter which includes your return postal address and contact phone number. Attach your winning ticket (ensuring you have kept a copy) to this letter and mail by either security post or certified mail to:
Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Limited
Locked Bag 7
COORPAROO DC QLD 4151
Once this information has been processed, we will forward you the prize amount in the form of a cheque.