How To Play Powerball
It is very simple and easy to play Powerball.
First you need to purchase a $1 ticket from an authorised retailer or Buy Lottery Tickets Online.
Select five numbers between 1 and 59.
For playing a bigger game like Powerplay you also need to choose a Powerball number from a 1 to 39 range.
Powerball players may also choose to have the numbers generated randomly by the computer - called a Quick Pick. You can also select either five white numbers or the red Powerball number yourself and then have the computer generate a Quick Pick for the other number(s).
the back of your ticket. If the ticket is un ed, anyone can claim your prize. Secure your winning ticket in a cool and dry place.
If you find out that your ticket is a winning one, congratulations! All you need to do is to claim your lottery winning.
|Did you know? - Powerball tip of the Month
In 32% of the drawings (31 of 95), the Power ball is either lower than the lowest white ball of that drawing (20 times), or higher than the highest white ball of that drawing (11 times).
How do I Win a Powerball Prize?
To win the Powerball jackpot, you must match all five numbers, plus the Powerball. The odds of doing so are approximately 1-in-195 million. Like in other lottery games, different amounts of money can also be won by matching fewer numbers, allowing for 9 different ways to win a Powerball prize. Read more…
What is Power Play? How Can it Raise my Winnings?
For an extra $1 per Powerball play, you can multiply your prize. Starting from January 4, 2009, the Powerball rules have changed and Powerplay will now always draw a "5-Times" for the second prize (when you matched 5 white numbers, but didn't match the Powerball number). It means that when you win the second prize and have also purchased the Power Play option, your $200,000 will automatically become $1 million, paid in cash. The Power Play option will still offer the chance of drawing the multipliers 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X for the other set prize levels, but the second prize will never be less than 5X.
How Much is the Powerball Jackpot?
Beginning from January 4, 2009, the starting jackpot has also been bumped from a guaranteed $15 million to a guaranteed $20 million. It increases after every drawing when Powerball jackpot was not hit. The largest Powerball jackpot on record, $365,000,000, was jointly won by 8 employees of Nebraska meat processing plant in February 2006.
What Are the Payout Options if I Win the Powerball Jackpot?
Can't decide how you want the money? That's OK. With Powerball you have 60 days to decide whether you want the entire winning as an annuity paid out over a 25-year period, or roughly half the amount paid immediately in cash.
Powerball Official Website
Wikipedia page about Powerball