Everybody loves lotteries as they hold a chance for individuals to strike fortune once and for all. As such, being a popular Aussie lottery, people frequently ask questions regarding the Powerball. And this is a list of such FAQs and answers. So, read on to know more.
- When does the drawing take place?
The winner of this lottery will be selected randomly every Thursday at 20.30 AEST (21.30 AEDT).
- When will the show’s ticket sales end?
Sales of tickets end at 19.30 AEST on the night of the draw and reopen shortly after that. And if there are still unsold tickets three hours after the drawing, sales of internet-purchased tickets may end.
- Which numbers do you have to pick from, and how many are there?
You must choose seven numbers from the 1-35 range and one number from the 1-20 range for the scratch-off.
- What is the eligibility criteria for getting a reward?
In order to be eligible for the jackpot, you must have at least two matching main numbers and the ball. Meanwhile, to be eligible for the grand prize, all seven of the main numbers and the ball must be properly matched. And, there are nine prize tiers to choose from.
- What types of entries are there?
Traditional entries let you choose your own numbers, while Quick Picks pick them at random for you instead. You may also participate in games like Systems, PowerHits, and Pick five and Pick six if you so want.
- After winning, within how much time must the rewards be collected?
After the draw, the time period after which you have to claim the rewards is decided by the state where you purchased your ticket. And the following is a list of state claim deadlines:
- Tasmania and Victoria, for a total of six months.
- Three years in Northern Territory.
- Six years in New South Wales.
- In Queensland, a period of seven years.
You can also contact your state lottery for further information on claim deadlines.
- Is it possible for one to participate if they are not Australian citizens?
No matter where you are, you may select numbers online and win the reward.
- What’s the minimum age you have to be to take part?
Participation is restricted to those who are at least 18 years of age.
- Are the winnings taxed?
The prize money is not taxable. However, if you play from a different nation than Australia and win the lotto, there may be taxes to pay in your own country. A local tax specialist can help you figure out your specific tax responsibilities.
- Is the jackpot sum guaranteed to be at least a certain amount?
A jackpot winner will have their prize pool reset to $3 million, the absolute minimum.
- Are there any restrictions on how many times a wager can be placed or how much money can be won?
If a rollover or jackpot cap is not in place, the top prize will continue to roll over until claimed.
- What’s the record for the biggest jackpot ever won?
Three lucky lottery ticket purchasers split a record-breaking $150 million jackpot on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Two of the winning entries were bought in Queensland, while a third was purchased in New South Wales.
- Is it possible to win a contest realistically?
One in 44 individuals has a chance of winning anything, and one in 134,490,400 people is the lucky one who wins the big prize.
- If a ticket is destroyed or stolen, what should be done?
One may still be eligible for their prize if they have lost or destroyed their winning ticket for whatever reason.
- What happens if the winner of the lotto wants to keep their identity discrete?
If one wins the Australian Powerball, it is totally on the contestant whether they wish to reveal their identity. This is implied for all types of winning categories irrespective of their reward.