Australia’s Oz Powerball has Joined the Big Boys
Australian Oz Powerball joined the big boys when they changed the format of their lottery in March 2013. The new game increases the odds on winning and encourages bigger jackpots. We’re still not talking US Powerball jackpots, but Oz Powerball is tax free. It’s time to look at this game a little closer.
Oz Powerball’s Game
Oz Powerball is a weekly game played on Thursdays. One of the changes in this lottery in March was adding an 8th division prize which increased the overall odds of winning to 1 in 13. Players choose six regular numbers from 1 to 40 and 1 Powerball from 1 to 20 using two drums.
Choose Your Winning Oz Powerball Numbers
Oz Powerball lottery numbers can be your personal favorite or using quick pick (random numbers). LottoExposed.com gives you an awesome opportunity to participate in Australian Oz Powerball without leaving your home. All you need to do is choose your lucky numbers.
PowerHit Me at Oz Powerball
There is another option which allows a player to choose all the Powerball numbers (that’s the 1 through 20 drum). PowerHit (also called in some Aussie states Power20 or PowerPik) increases your odds and costs about $34.
How Much Can I Win at Oz Powerball
Tthe big jackpot requires correctly choosing 6 winning numbers plus the Powerball and starts out at a minimum of AUD 3 million. It’s a rollover lottery so if the big jackpot isn’t won, it increases in size. Estimates suggest that once it gets over 10 million, it will increase by that weekly until the big jackpot is won. If there is more than one winner, prizes are shared.
|Division||Required Winning Numbers||Powerball Number||Probability (Single Game)|
|1st Division||6 numbers||YES||1 in 76,767,600|
|2nd Division||6 numbers||NO||1 in 4,040,400|
|3rd Division||5 numbers||YES||1 in 376,312|
|4th Division||5 numbers||NO||1 in 19,806|
|5th Division||4 numbers||YES||1 in 9,123|
|6th Division||3 numbers||YES||1 in 641|
|7th Division||4 numbers||NO||1 in 480|
|8th Division||2 numbers||YES||1 in 110|
Who Can Play Oz Powerball
This game is open to anyone anywhere as long as you are 18 years of age or older depending on your personal jurisdiction. It is tax free in Australia though a player who wins in another country might have tax ramifications there. I think I’d find a way to keep it off shore wherever I win from! It can be played online or if you’re in Australia, simply buy a ticket in a store.
Who is Oz Powerball
Oz Powerball has been around since 1996 though it has gone through a few changes, namely this last March. It is an official lottery supervised by the government of Australia. The game is administered by Tattersall’s who also run a bunch of other lotteries, games and sports betting. These folks are professionals who definitely know what they are doing. Of course that also means they attract a lot of scams.
Complaints at Oz Powerball
Notably on the list of different scammers is use of SMS to notify winners. Folks, no one will contact a player by this method to advise them of a win. Most of your online lottery providers will actually contact you by telephone if you hit the jackpot. Otherwise, it is a simple exercise to go into your account and check if you’ve won and how much.
Customer Service at Oz Powerball
Oz Powerball will answer questions by email, telephone and snail mail though I’m not sure why anyone would contact them. This is a very straight forward game. If you are playing online with a lottery concierge make sure you use someone reliable and check out their terms and conditions.
The Bottom Line at Oz Powerball
This is a clean and straight forward lottery that simply involves picking the correct six numbers and the Powerball to win the big jackpot. It’s a popular game so the jackpot grows rapidly.
Only Once a Week
Oz Powerball gets a thumbs up. It’s tax free so when a player wins, they win it all! Playing online can give you privacy so you can figure out where and how you will use your winnings. I personally like that it is on a Thursday. What a way to start the weekend!
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