The Oz Powerball has paid out winnings in excess of $75million and has increased over the years. South African players can benefit from this hot lotto by playing every week.
How to Play Oz Powerball
When playing the Oz Powerball, South African players need to realise that it is quite straightforward. What needs to be done is choosing six lucky numbers from 1 to 40 and also 1 Powerball from numbers 1 to 20.
How to Win Oz Powerball
For South African players to win in the Oz Powerball, it is important to predict correctly, all the winning numbers for the day. For example, if a South African player picks six numbers from 1 – 40 and they are 4, 2, 40, 29 and 30 and the Powerball number is 15, all the numbers selected have predicted correctly for the player to win the jackpot for the day.
Cool deal isn’t it?!
When can one bet?
The betting time for the Oz Powerball is based on the different time zones. For players in Australia, the cut-off time to play the Oz Powerball is 19h00 AEST on Thursday and for players in South Africa, this is around 11h00.
When do draws take place?
The draws for the Oz Powerball is done every Thursday night at 20h45 AEST and for South African players, tune in at 12h45.
Where can one play?
To play the Oz Powerball, players can do this by logging onto the websites where it is available. Playing has also been simplified for first time players who are not familiar with how it works. On the website, there are various tools which make the playing experience easy and enjoyable. They are:
The Payout Booster is one of the tools which players can utilise when choosing the payout amount which players want to win. When players use the payout booster, it informs players of the millions which can be won and it can be used to boost winnings as well.
The Win-o-Meter has been created to help players when playing the Oz Powerball. This tool enables players to calculate their chances of winning any of the prizes. Also, with this tool, players can choose multiple combination of the numbers available to improve chances of winning a prize.
The meter allows you to see the calculated chance you have of winning one of the tiered prizes. Additional bets and numbers as well as weeks and weekday draw selections will all increase your chance of winning a prize.
As the name implies, the QuickPick All tool has been created to help players to randomly generate figures for an entire row when placing their bets. What can be done is that players can also easily generate new numbers when the QuickPick All button on the website is clicked multiple times. It is important for player’s to realise that what this tool can’t do is adding bonus balls to players bets.
The Max All option helps players in their selection process. With this tool, players can select an entire row of their bets and can boost it. Also, it has all the available draw dates and there are bonus balls for each bets players place. Furthermore, players can choose their numbers all over again by clicking the Max All button multiple times on the website. Also, the Max All option generates a full set of tickets, including SuperStars and maximum Boost!
Playing lotto, especially the Oz Powerball is all about winning the Jackpot after players have placed their bets to successfully await the outcome. The Jackpot Amount can be seen by players when the panel is looked at. What this panel does is show players the Jackpot amount that could potentially be won. The Boost and Superstar options allow you to increase your personal jackpot size.
What types of Odds are available?
There are several kinds of odds available when placing bets. However, for the Oz Powerball, the kind of odd is the Fixed Odds. Fixed Odds is the most common form of betting and this type of betting means that players will place bets on the number of correctly selected numbers and then the winnings will be collected on those odds.
Sample Odds of the Oz Powerball
|Lotto results||Prize per winning bet||Odds in 1|
|Match 6 and Powerball||45,000,000.00||76,767,600|
|Match 5 and Powerball||75,000.00||376,312|
|Match 4 and Powerball||4,500.00||9,123|
|Match 3 and Powerball||1,000.00||641|
|Match 2 and Powerball||125.00||110|
|Match 1 and Powerball||62.50||46|
For South African players, to benefit from the winnings which the chart above states, then it is important to match the highest number of balls to guarantee a prize winning bet. As can be seem, the highest winning came from the Match 6 and Powerball and the lowest in the chart came from the Match 1 and Powerball.
It might appear difficult to choose the numbers to guarantee huge winnings, but the tools available and the appropriate strategy can ensure players who play Oz Powerball win and win big too!
The Oz Powerball – How did it all start?
The Oz Powerball was introduced into Australia in 1996 and became an instant hit! It has become a household name in Australia since it was introduced and was modelled after the American lottery – Powerball, which was equally successful in the USA, as Australians decided to replicate its success in their own country.
It has held the record for the highest jackpot ever paid out which was in 2009, but was surpassed by another lotto some years later.
In 2013, Oz Powerball made sweeping changes and increased its jackpot which is exciting for South African players and Aussies alike!