Australia Powerball vs US Powerball
What are the differences between Australia Powerball and US Powerball? The odds of winning the Australia jackpot are significantly better (1 in 134,490,400) than those of winning the US equivalent (1 in 292,201,338). The record jackpot is much more attractive for the US Powerball, than it is for Australia Powerball Lotto, although with better odds, you have more chances of winning the Aussie Lotto.
The game format is similar for both lotteries and it includes main numbers and the additional Powerball. Below you can see an overview of the main similarities and differences between the two popular lotteries.
|Australia Powerball||Criteria||US Powerball|
|1 in 134,490,400||Odds of Winning the Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338|
|7 Main Numbers + Powerball||Numbers to Play||5 Main Numbers + Powerball|
|AU$ 107 million||Record Jackpot||$1.586 billion|
|9 (Jackpot Included)||Number of Prize Divisions||9 (Jackpot Included)|
|Wednesday & Saturday||Draw Days||Thursday|
What Are Australia Powerball Rules?
The rules of this lottery are very simple; select 7 numbers between 1 and 35 and an additional number, called the Powerball, from a range of 1 to 20. You can manually select your lucky numbers or choose the Quick Pick feature, which automatically generates them randomly.
If you match all the 8 numbers, you will win an amazing jackpot which always starts at AU$ 3 million! Every time the first prize reaches AU$ 10 million, the jackpot increases by an additional AU$ 10 million with each draw where it is not won. This way, the Australian Powerball jackpot can reach staggering amounts. The current jackpot record is AU$ 107 million won by a single player on the 17th January 2019.