Australia - Powerball Lotto
Australia’s Powerball Lottery is just one of many games offered by the friendly down-under country. Powerball happens to be a country-wide lottery game rather than an in-state Australian lotto game. This fast action lotto takes place once per week all across the country every Thursday evening at 6:28 p.m. The lucky winner gets to take home their winnings in one tax-free lump sum. It doesn’t get any better than the Australian Powerball!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Australia Powerball Lotto operates on a double matrix of 5/45 and 1/45. First, players select five numbers from 1 to 45 from drum A and one number from 1 to 45 from drum B. B is the Powerball number and quite often the Powerball number can also be one of the same numbers drawn from drum A. If a player matches all five numbers plus the Powerball number he or she is the big jackpot winner! The odds of winning the main jackpot are 1 in nearly 55 million. Odds of winning any prize within the Australian Powerball Jackpot are just 1 in 120!
Lottery Security And Results
The majority of Australian lottery games are a mix of both government as well as privately owned firms licensed by the state or territory where they are based. In addition the Aussie lotto system is closely monitored by an independent committee called Tattersalls to ensure a fair, fun gaming experience. The largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder was AUS$58.7 Million back in the summer of 2008. One year later on July 30, 2009 two lucky ticket holders won an astounding AUS$80 Million!
The Australian Lottery dates all the way back to 1895 when an organization called Tatersalls started an initial lotto system in Hobart, Tasmania. Powerball in Australia was first launched on May 23rd 1996. It was only the second lottery game to be played nationally after the Oz Lotto. Proceeds from all Australian lottery games go toward several great causes all across the country. Each state gets to decide how to use their proceeds and in the past the money has been used for charities, public hospitals, art groups and sports organizations.
Thursday nights are exciting all across Australia because it is Powerball night! On average two lucky ticket holders end up matching all five numbers plus the Powerball number each week to instantly become millionaires! It is fast, easy and jackpot winnings are tax free so try your luck with the Australian Powerball today!