How to Play Powerball

PowerballThis Powerball guide shows how to play Powerball, including information on Systems, Powerhit, and Syndicates. A chart of the winning Prize Divisions is included, so you can check for winning game combinations, and the odds of winning. Powerball is one of the most popular Lotto games in Australia, offering a guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize pool of $3 million, which can jackpot to over $100 million!

How to Play Powerball

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Powerball requires the player to select 7 from 35 main numbers (1-35), and select one “Powerball” number (1-20), for each game played. The minimum number of games you can play in your Powerball entry is 4.


The easiest way to play Powerball, is to get a Quickpick. A Quickpick is generated by the computer, which randomly selects your numbers for each game.

Marked Entry

The player can select their own numbers for each game. This is known as a Marked Entry. Just select 7 main numbers (1-35) and 1 Powerball (1-20), for each game you would like to play.

Powerball Prizes

Powerball game prizes are split into divisional prize pools just as with the other lotto games. These run from Division 1 which is the top prize through to Division 9 which is the bottom prize. Here are the prize divisions and odds (per game):

Division 17 Numbers + Powerball1:134,490,40035%
Division 27 Numbers1:7,078,4431.8%
Division 36 Numbers + Powerball1:686,1761.1%
Division 46 Numbers1:36,1152%
Division 55 Numbers + Powerball1:16,9431.5%
Division 64 Numbers + Powerball1:1,1739.7%
Division 75 Numbers1:8927.6%
Division 83 Numbers + Powerball1:18815%
Division 92 Numbers + Powerball1:6626.3%

For Powerball System Entries see: Powerball Systems Prize Table

More Ways to Play Powerball

Powerball PowerHit

PowerHit increases your chances of winning a Powerball game by automatically playing every possible Powerball number – you are guaranteed the winning Powerball number! There are 20 Powerballs, so each standard Powerhit game is the equivalent of 20 games. Like a Systems entry, Powerhit gives you more chances to win multiple prize divisions. Quickpick is available, as are PowerHit System entries.
Powerball PowerHit Prize Table.

  • How to Play Powerball PowerHit
  • How to Play - System Entries

System Entry

System entries allow the player to select more than 7 numbers in each game. System entries can be played with 8 to 20 numbers selected in one game! The chance of hitting the Jackpot is boosted, and multiple system prizes may be won.
Powerball Systems Prize Table.

Pick Entry

A Pick entry guarantees the player, either 1 or 2 winning numbers. This may improve the chance of winning a prize.
Powerball Pick Entry Prize Table.


A Syndicate is a group of players that play Powerball together. Their funds are pooled to pay for entries, and winnings go into the prize pool, shared by all. This is a great way to increase your chance at winning the Jackpot, but you do have to share.

Advance Entries

Powerball also offers Advance and Multi-week Entries, which allow the player to enter Powerball draws up to 10 weeks in advance, with their regular numbers or via a quickpick.

Powerball on TV

Powerball is played in Australia on Thursday night. Entries for the draw close at 7:30pm AEST. The Powerball draw can be viewed on TV Channel 7TWO at around 8.45pm AEST on Thursday. See also Video replays.

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3 thoughts on “How to Play Powerball”

  1. Hi g i find every six weeks game numbers come back from those previous 6 games am having some small wins happy with this regards Acer cameron.

  2. hi g further idea to play powerball i take the first 3 numbers of the top line and then take the first 4 numbers of the numbers directly under the top line and combine them together and find consistency in winning small prizes then do the sames to the remaining numbers of the first two lines. it works regards .

    • Hi Acer, you are playing on trends. I have played similar in the past, and had some decent winning runs. Eventually trends shift, and you can get big shifts, where it doesn’t quite work. 16 months is my longest winning run, but not playing every game, but being selective.
      Keep us posted, and good luck!


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