How to play Powerball

Playing Powerball is easy! 6 balls are drawn from 40 balls numbered 1 to 40 from the first barrel and 1 Powerball is drawn from 20 balls numbered 1 to 20 from the second barrel.

To win first division you need to match all 6 winning numbers plus the Powerball in a single game.

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Entry types

Grab a Powerball QuickPick

QuickPick Entries are perfect if you're in a rush or playing lotto for the first time because your numbers are generated at random for you. QuickPick Entries are available in the following sizes.

Maxi QuickPIck – 50 games
Jumbo QuickPick - 36 games
Mega QuickPick – 25 games
Super QuickPick - 18 games
Regular QuickPick – 14 games
12 Game QuickPick – 12 games
6 Game QuickPick – 6 games

Mark a Powerball coupon

If you've got numbers that are really special to you they could mean more to you when you play Powerball. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Grab a Powerball coupon at your local SA Lotteries outlet or select your numbers when you buy Powerball online
  2. Mark 6 numbers in the first panel + 1 number in the Powerball panel*
  3. Play 4 - 18 game panels^

* The numbers in the second game panel are circled to indicate the Powerball panel.

^ Powerball marked Entries: minimum 4 game panels.

Powerball System Entries

A System Entry gives you the option to play more numbers per game for a greater chance to win. For example, to win Division 1 in Powerball, you need all six winning numbers plus the Powerball. To increase your chances of winning, you could play a System 9 which means you get to choose nine numbers for that game rather than the usual six (plus the Powerball) which is equivalent to 84 standard games. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Grab a Powerball coupon at your local SA Lotteries outlet or select your numbers when you buy Powerball online
  2. Mark 7 - 20 numbers in each game panel (e.g mark 9 numbers for a System 9 Entry etc)
  3. Play 1 - 50* games on a QuickPick
  4. Play 1 - 18 game panels on a marked coupon
  5. Mark 1 number in the Powerball panel. Powerball panel is indicated by the circles.
  6. Mark the "System/Pick" check box on your coupon or select this option when you buy Powerball online

* Powerball System 7 QuickPick entry minimum 2 games.

 

Play a PowerHit Entry

Playing a PowerHit entry guarantees you the winning Powerball number and, like a System entry, gives you the chance to win across multiple prize divisions. With a PowerHit, to win Division 1, you only need to match the first six winning numbers. A 2 game PowerHit20 entry is equivalent to 40 standard Powerball games.

Pick Entry

Play a Pick Entry and you can guarantee yourself either one or two of the winning numbers required to win that game. You can play a Pick Entry with your favourite numbers on a marked coupon or as a QuickPick Entry.

For example, if you play a Pick 5 Entry for Powerball, you are guaranteed one out of the six winning numbers, and you only have to pick the remaining five winning numbers in that game panel plus the Powerball.

  1. Grab a Powerball coupon at your local SA Lotteries outlet or select your numbers when you buy Powerball online
  2. For a Pick 4 Entry - mark 4 numbers in each game panel plus one Powerball number (gives you 2 out of the 6 winning numbers)
  3. For a Pick 5 Entry - mark 5 numbers in each game panel plus one Powerball number (gives you 1 out of the 6 winning numbers)
  4. Play 1 - 50 games on a QuickPick
  5. Play 1 - 18 games on a marked coupon
  6. Mark the "System/Pick" check box on your coupon or select this option when you buy Powerball online

Super 66

Add a Supper 66 for another chance to win whenever you play Saturday X Lotto, Monday or Wednesday X Lotto, Powerball or Oz Lotto. You can select up to 50 games in Super 66 to accompany your Powerball entry. Learn more about Super 66.

Top Up

When playing a Standard, System, PowerHit or Pick Entry, if you have marked only a few game panels and want to play a bigger entry, all you have to do is ask for a Top Up! The remaining game panels are randomly generated for you as standard games up to 6, 12, 14, 18, 25, 36 or 50 games. Just let your SA Lotteries outlet know how many games you want to top up to or, if you are purchasing online, you can select your own numbers or select the ‘QuickPick Unfilled' game option to Top Up a Standard, System PowerHit or Pick Entry.

Multi-Week entries

Going on holidays? Out of town for work? If you're away and don't want to miss getting your Powerball entry in, grab a Multi-week entry! It allows you to play the same numbers in your favourite Powerball game for 2 to 10 weeks at a time.

Advance entries

Got your eye on a special draw coming up? Maybe you've got a good feeling about a particular date? Entries for specific draws are available up to 10 weeks prior to any lotto draw date so why not buy early to avoid the rush.

Save and play your numbers again

You can save Favourites online when purchasing your entry, or you can save and play any marked coupon or QuickPick as a Favourite in store.

Easiplay Club members can store up to 50 sets of favourite games and numbers on their Easiplay Club card. Just present your card at your local SA Lotteries Outlet and ask to play a Favourite.

Game rules

Powerball is governed by rules on how the game is to be conducted, including conditions of entry, participation and prize structure.