On 31 October, the New Zealand and Australia rugby teams will go head-to-head at Twickenham Stadium, London. A lot more than your average trick-or-treat will be riding on this Halloween night game — which team will go home with the Rugby World Cup in hand? You may be wondering what rugby has to do with Powerball, but out of the final four teams, three have Powerball games of their own. US-Powerball.com presents the 1st ever Powerball World Cup!
Rematch: South Africa Powerball vs New Zealand Powerball
The South Africa rugby team did their best against New Zealand last Saturday with a final score of 18 to 20 in New Zealand’s favor. On 30 October, South Africa will go up against Argentina for the Bronze. Before the big match, let’s give South Africa a rematch with New Zealand on the lottery playing field!
South Africa Powerball was first played in October 2009 as a way to raise funds for public projects. The largest jackpot of R100 million ($11.8 million) was won in 2011 by a single ticket holder. There are eight prize divisions; to win the jackpot prize, match five main numbers ranging from 1 to 45 and the Powerball with a range of 1 to 20.
New Zealand Powerball was founded in February 2001. There are 13 prize divisions total. To play, pick six numbers ranging from 1 to 40 and the Powerball from 1 to 10. Another additional number is randomly generated which decides some of the secondary prizes, but has no effect on the jackpot. To win the jackpot, a player must match all six main numbers and the Powerball. The record jackpot of NZ$33 million ($22.3 million) was won on 28 September 2013.
Who won?Due to secondary prizes and sheer jackpot size, this is a simple victory for New Zealand Powerball – congrats on the Powerball World Cup Bronze
Finals: Australia Powerball vs US Powerball
The finals for the Powerball World Cup are a bit like the teacher going against the pupil. What drama, what tension!
Australia Powerball began on 23rd May 1996, modeled after the US game. The goal was to give Australians great jackpots with impressive winning odds. With eight stunning prize divisions and a record jackpot of AUD$80 million (US$83.1 million) won in 2009, it looks like their goals have been achieved. To win the Australia Powerball jackpot, just match all six main number ranging from 1-40 and the Powerball from 1-20. Cash prizes are tax-free.
US Powerball has been making lottery history since April 19, 1992. Since that time, US Powerball has pushed the boundaries of lottery play again and again. In May 2013, US Powerball claimed the world’s record for largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder when Gloria MacKenzie won $590.5 million. Over a dozen US Powerball jackpots have rolled over past $300 million and with the new US Powerball rules in place, we only expect that number to grow. There are nine prize divisions, including the $1 million second prize tier. Become a millionaire without ever winning a jackpot! And with the addition of the optional Power Play, you can multiply the second prize by two for a total $2 million prize and the rest of the secondary prizes can be multiplied by two, three, four, five or ten times depending on the jackpot size. To win the jackpot, match five main numbers from 1 to 69 and the Powerball with a guess range of 1 to 26.
Who won? Let’s not kid ourselves here. Australia Powerball is nice and deserves to take the silver with pride, but there’s no comparing US Powerball! It will always remain the original and greatest Powerball lottery game in the world. Congrats on the Powerball World Cup!
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