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Everything You Need to Know About US Powerball

If you’re looking for a chance to win BIG, look no further than US Powerball, one of the most popular lotteries in the world!

And the best news, as an Aussie you can play our international lottery from the comfort of your own living room, with the chance of walking away a millionaire, or even a billionaire. But what’s so great about US Powerball?

Here’s the lowdown.

How it started

Let’s dive into the world of US Powerball, a well-known name in lottery games.

It began with Lotto America in 1988, but by 1992, it transformed into what we now celebrate as US Powerball. The game-changing moment came with the introduction of a two-drum system, a novel idea at the time.

This new approach made the game more challenging but also increased the chances for bigger jackpots. It’s this innovation that has made Powerball a standout favourite among lottery enthusiasts.

But playing Powerball is more than just a chance to win big. It also plays a significant role in supporting various charitable causes here in Australia! When our players play our matching USA Power Lotto , a portion of ticket sales go to community groups and charities. Playing to win from the draws of Powerball not only excites those dreaming of the next big win but also contributes positively to Australians.

Jackpots and boosted non-jackpot prizes

Back in 1992, the thrill of hitting a Powerball jackpot began with a starting pot of US$2 million (equivalent to around AUD$3 million). Fast forward to 1997, and those starting jackpots had catapulted to an impressive US$10 million (AUD$15.3 million)! These days it sits at US$20 million (AUD$30.7 million).

Pretty exciting, right?

But the folks behind US Powerball didn’t stop there.

They were on a mission to make the game even more thrilling. By tweaking the game’s rules and introducing new features like the Power Play option which lets players multiply non-jackpot win by up to 10X, they ensured that prizes got bigger and better. These changes meant the potential to win bigger prizes for everyone playing US Powerball!

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Talk about a game-changer!

How to Play

Want to know how to play our international lottery in Australia?

When you purchase an entry in our USA Power Lotto, the Lottery Office will purchase a matching ticket in the US Powerball lottery conducted in the USA. If that ticket wins we pay the exact same value prize for your matching ticket in our lottery. To win a US Powerball jackpot a player needs to match all 5 balls from a pool of 69 and the power number from a pool of 26. We have the same rules. Even if you don’t win 1st division, 2nd division (5 winning numbers, no power number) is guaranteed at AUD$1.3 million.

What a great second prize!

If a jackpot isn’t won, at least another AUD$13 million is added for the next draw. There are 9 ways to win this popular lottery, and if that’s not enough, for an extra $3.45 you can activate the multiplier feature, multiplying non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10! USA Power draws are held three times a week, the same as US Powerball giving you even more chances to win!


The US Powerball has set a new record for the biggest lottery jackpot win ever! A single lucky ticket bagged an astonishing AUD$2.9 billion in November 2022.

The winner, Edwin Castro, claimed his life-changing prize on Valentine’s Day 2023. His winning ticket came from Joe’s Service Centre in Altadena, California.

Curious how the massive AUD$2.9 billion jackpot was spent? It went towards vintage Porsches, grand estates, and a life of luxury!

This win tops the charts, beating the previous 2016 record where three winners shared over AUD$2 billion. With such a massive prize, the possibilities are endless!

Inspired? Why not have a go and play our USA Power Lotto online?

Who knows, you might just be the next big winner!

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