Play Powerball System Entries


What is a System Entry?

System entries enable you to choose 4–5 or 7–20 numbers per row instead of 6 (a standard entry).

System entries are defined by the amount of numbers you wish to play. For example, select 4 numbers to play a System 4 entry, select 8 numbers to play a System 8, and so on.

You can combine the benefits of a PowerHit Entry to create a PowerHit System Entry and give yourself more chances to win.

Playing a system entry multiplies the equivalent number of games you are playing, so a winning system entry can also pay multiple prizes. Refer to the Powerball Systems prize divisions to determine how many prizes you can win playing System entries.

 

How Systems work–X Lotto System 7 example

Buying a X Lotto System 7 entry and selecting these numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 gives you all possible six number combinations of those numbers. If you wrote out all of these possible combinations, it would look like this.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 7
Game 3 1 2 3 4 6 7
Game 4 1 2 3 5 6 7
Game 5 1 2 4 5 6 7
Game 6 1 3 4 5 6 7
Game 7 2 3 4 5 6 7

Why do you win more with a System Entry?

Using the above example, if the winning numbers chosen in the draw are 1, 2, 4, 5, 17, 28 with supplementary numbers 7 and 31, then you have five of the numbers correct (4 winning numbers and 1 supplementary), which looks like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

However, the prizes are calculated against all of the equivalent game combinations which means you win multiple times, because you have multiple winning combinations. Your wins look like this:

Combinations Division Won
Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Division 4
Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 7 Division 4
Game 3 1 2 3 4 6 7 Division 5
Game 4 1 2 3 5 6 7 Division 5
Game 5 1 2 4 5 6 7 Division 4
Game 6 1 3 4 5 6 7 Division 5
Game 7 2 3 4 5 6 7 Division 5

Note: The above example applies to a X Lotto System 7 entry as indicated.

System Entries equivalent games table

System Type X Lotto
(Mon, Wed, Sat)
Powerball Oz Lotto The Pools
System 7* 7 7 not available 7
System 8^ 28 28 8 28
System 9 84 84 36 84
System 10 210 210 120 210
System 11 462 462 330 462
System 12 924 924 792 924
System 13 1,716 1,716 1,716 1,716
System 14 3,003 3,003 3,432 3,003
System 15 5,005 5,005 6,435 5,005
System 16 8,008 8,008 11,440 8,008
System 17 12,376 12,376 19,448 12,376
System 18 18,564 18,564 31,824 18,564
System 19 27,132 27,132 50,388 27,132
System 20 38,760 38,760 77,520 38,760

*System 7 QuickPick Entries: Minimum 2 game panels for X Lotto, Powerball and The Pools.

^System 8 QuickPick Enries: Minimum 2 game panels for Oz Lotto.