Thursday Powerball

It’s time to pep up your Thursday with Powerball, a lottery numbers game that has taken Australia by storm since it arrived in May 1996. What’s so special about it? Compared to other Lotto games like Saturday Lotto, Powerball gives you relatively better odds of winning.

Buy Powerball tickets online right here, plus here’s what you need to know and how to check your Powerball Numbers and Powerball Results:

When Can I Play Powerball?

Powerball is played every Thursday night in all states. The draw’s closing time depends on the individual state lottery. For instance:

  • For NSW Lotteries, Powerball draws close every Thursday at 7:30pm.
  • For Tattersalls and Golden Casket, draws close every Thursday 7:30pm as well. The latest powerball results are generally available by 9:00pm (AEST) on the evening of the draw.
  • For Lotterywest, the closing time is on Thursday at 5:00pm.
  • For SA Lotteries, the closing time is on Thursday at 7:00pm.

As for your Powerball draw schedule, check your lottery ticket here to see when your game is drawn.

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How to Play Powerball

To Buy a Powerball ticket, please note that some prices can differ, depending on the individual state lottery where you purchase your powerball ticket in.

  • Tattersalls has its own detailed price list.
  • So does Golden Casket.
  • See the Lotterywest price list here.
  • The SA Lotteries price list can be viewed here.
  • The NSW Lotteries price list is shown here.

You can then either choose your own Powerball lottery numbers or ask the retailer/website for randomly generated ones.

There are three ways to play Powerball:

A standard game is played by choosing five regular numbers from 1 to 45, and a separate Powerball number also from 1 to 45. The lottery company then selects the winning numbers, with the five regular numbers selected from one machine, and the Powerball drawn from a separate machine. If your numbers match the ones selected by the lottery company, you win the game.

You can also play multi-week entries for other days of the week, using the same numbers for several weeks at a time.

There is also a systems entry, which lets you choose more numbers per game to increase your chances of winning.

How Can I Check Powerball Results?

Just visit our site after each lottery draw to view the latest powerball and lotto results.

Powerball results can be found here.

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How Can I Win in Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball are split into seven “divisions”:


What you need in a single game panel

Odds based on 12 games

1 5 winning numbers plus the Powerball 4,581,596:1
2 5 winning numbers 104,127:1
3 4 winning numbers plus the Powerball 22,908:1
4 3 winning numbers plus the Powerball 587:1
5 4 winning numbers 521:1
6 2 winning numbers plus the Powerball 46:1
7 3 winning numbers 13:1