Best of luck from Down Under
Date: 2010-09-20 14:17:04
PlayHugeLottos.com strive to bring you the world's most exciting lotteries and with this in mind, they have introduced two new and exciting lotteries that take place down under, in Australia.
OzLotto and Powerball are Australia's two most popular lotteries.
Oz Lotto is an Australian national lottery game played every Tuesday night. It was introduced on 26 February 1994 and billed as the first fully national Australian lotto game.
Originally the game required six numbers to be picked out of a total of 45. Starting 18 October 2005, a seventh number began to be drawn, greatly lengthening the odds of winning the Jackpot. Due to the introduction of a seventh number, Oz Lotto provides far larger chances of rollovers, and as a result, much higher jackpots. Oz Lotto's starting jackpot is AUD$2,000,000.
Oz Lotto currently holds the record for the largest Australian lotto jackpot prize. Two winners (from Queensland and South Australia) shared a Division 1 pool of AUD$106,549,984.76 in the draw on 30 June 2009.
There are 7 prize divisions as follows:
1st Division: 7
2nd Division: 6 + supplementary
3rd Division: 6
4th Division: 5 + one or both supplementary
5th Division: 5
6th Division: 4
7th Division: 3 + one or both supplementary
The Oz Powerball is a lottery game based on the very successful American Powerball game. Draws have taken place every Thursday night since 23 May 1996.
Powerball uses two barrels to determine its winning numbers: five numbers are drawn at random from a barrel (Number Sets) of 45 (standard winning numbers), then one number, the namesake Powerball, is drawn at random from a separate barrel of 45. To win the Jackpot the player needs to match all five numbers in their game as well as select the correct Powerball.
The prize tier breakdown is as follows:
1st Division: 5 + Powerball
2nd Division: 5
3rd Division: 4 + Powerball
4th Division: 3 + Powerball
5th Division: 4
6th Division: 2 + Powerball
7th Division: 3
Powerball's largest jackpot prize to date is $80 million, which was shared between two winners on 30 July 2009 - only weeks after the Oz Lotto set the current record of more than $106 million.
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