Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Powerball Australia numbers and format changing

The Australian Powerball format is changing at the end of next week.

- The base price will change from $0.925 AUD to $1.20 AUD per line.

- The game format will change from 6/40 + 1/20 to 7/35 + 1/20. As a result, the prize tiers are also changing completely.

- The last draw with the old format will be Thursday 12th April. The first draw with the new format will take place on Thursday 19th April.

Here is the new payout table:

Tier Probability (1 in …)  Estimated Prize 
2 + PB                     65.16  $                10.37 
3 + PB                   187.67  $                17.03 
5                   891.72  $                41.00 
4 + PB                1,172.95 $                68.83 
5 + PB              16,942.61  $              153.75 
6              36,114.50  $              436.99 
6 + PB            686,175.51  $           4,566.50 
7         7,078,442.11  $         77,084.23 
7 + PB     134,490,400.00  Jackpot 


Here are some links to the official announcements:

https://thelott.com/NewPowerball
http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/powerball-changes

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