Powerball Lottery is a famous lottery played in 42 states across the USA. Powerball tickets are available up to 59 minutes before that night’s game, both in-store and online.
Online Lottery players can also take part in the Powerball Lottery draw. There is no reason to miss out on a
Powerball Draw Times
Powerball Lottery draws take place at 10:59 pm Eastern Standard
How the Lottery Draw Works
There are two separate drums, one containing 59 white balls and the other 35 red balls. Five white balls get drawn from the first drum; just one red ball gets pulled from the other. The guaranteed starting jackpot for the top lottery jackpot prize in Powerball Lottery is $40 million, and it grows until someone wins it. The average Powerball jackpot is a life-changing 255 million dollars.
How to Win a Powerball Lottery
To win a Powerball Lottery jackpot, players must match a red ball number and all the five white ball numbers drawn in any order. Should you hit the top jackpot, you could either claim a cash lump sum in one go or choose to claim your winnings as an annuity.
Choosing an Annuity or Cash?
If you go for the annuity option, the prize is paid out over 29 years in 30 payments increasing each year by a predefined percentage. Powerball has nine ways to win cash by playing the Lottery. The average odds of winning something in this Lottery game are 1:32. However, if you match a red ball number, you are guaranteed a cash prize. The Odds of Winning a Powerball Prize
If you match the five white balls (5+0), you will win a second prize, a whopping $1,000,000 in cash. In addition, players can win smaller cash prizes for matching
Matching A Single Red Ball Prize
On a regular play, you can win $4 for matching just the red ball with (1+1) or without any 1 of the white balls (0+1). Either match two white balls and the red (2+1) or just three white balls (3+0) to win $7.
Match the red ball and three white ones (3+1) or just four white balls (4+0) to win $100. Win $10,000 if you match four white balls along with the red (4+1).
If you win any of the 2nd to 9th prizes, you will be allowed to increase the original prize amount thanks to the unique Power Play feature.
Power Play Feature – Use it or Lose It
This option is available for an extra $1; it is an optional selection when purchasing your tickets. We recommend selecting it.
With the Power Play feature, a 2nd prize doubles to $2,000,000, a 3rd prize quadruples to $40,000, the 4th and 5th prizes double to $200, the 6th and 7th prizes double to $14 and the lowest prize triple to $12.
So just an extra $1 gives you a shot at an additional $1 million at the top end.