As Aussies dream about how the rest of their life might look with a $60 million payday, there's always the question as to what entry types might help them score this awesome jackpot.

While every entry offers the chance to take home the coveted division one prize, we've got the lowdown on the different Powerball entry types.

Which one will you try for this week's $60 million draw (1460)? Don't miss your chance to win!

QuickPick or marked entry

Your chances of winning a Powerball division one prize are statistically the same regardless of whether you mark your entry or the lottery terminal randomly selects numbers for you – provided it is the same sized entry. 

A QuickPick (aka the easiest way to play!) is where the number of games you play is fixed and your numbers are randomly generated for you. 

A marked entry lets you choose how many games you would like to play, plus you get to pick the numbers you'd like! You can even save them as a Favourite for next time. 

Size of the entry

The more games on your ticket, the more chances you have of winning!

Each standard game, represented by a row of numbers on your ticket, gives you a chance to win. The smallest entry you can get in Powerball is a 4-game entry.

But don't be disuaded by small entries. Time and time again we’ve seen fairly modest-sized Powerball entries take home the division one prize, like a Moree dad who won a $10 million prize with his 4-game entry. It goes to show that you don’t need a big entry, you just have to be in it for a chance to win it! 

The power of the PowerHit

PowerHit is a special type of entry unique to Powerball that guarantees the all-important Powerball number. Remember, you need the all important Powerball number to win division one!

In last week's Powerball draw (1459) we had 8 division two winners. These players had all the winning numbers, but not the Powerball number.  If just one of these players had purchased a PowerHit entry, they would be multi-millionaires.

While the PowerHit entry may only look like one line on your ticket, it's important to remember that this type of entry is actually twenty games that consist of the same seven numbers, but each game has a different Powerball number from one to 20. This means if you do score the division one prize, you will also snag division two a massive 19 times which would bolster your prize dramatically.

Other special entry types

You might not realise there are other special entry types that could increase their chances of winning. Some of these are larger entry types that are ideal for syndicates of family members, friends and workmates.

A System entry allows you to pick more numbers from the main barrel of 1 to 35. For example, a System 10 entry gives you every seven-number combination of those ten numbers. There’s even a PowerHit System entry that not only allows you to pick more numbers from the main barrel, but also guarantees the Powerball number.

Another entry type is the Pick entry, which guarantees you either one or two of the winning numbers.

Regardless of which entry you opt for, it’s important to have an entry before the draw closes tomorrow night if you want the chance to win the $60 million Powerball prize! 

Powerball draw 1460 closes at 7:30pm AEST on Thursday 9 May 2024.

Entries can be purchased at any licensed lottery outlet, online from or via the Lott app.