Dating back to 1992, Powerball is one of the more popular lottery games in the United States due to the size of prizes offered. On January 13, 2016, Powerball produced the largest lottery jackpot in history – the $1.586 billion jackpot was split between three ticket holders. The lottery draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 EST.
How to Play Powerball
Players need to choose numbers from two different sets. Five numbers out of 69 need be selected first, plus 1 number out another set of 26. The player needs to only guess one of the sets correctly in order to win a prize. Those that get the 5+1 combination correct, get the top jackpot. Besides these numbers, players can multiply their winning payout (other than the jackpot) by 2x – 5x if they choose to pay for it.
Powerball Prizes and Odds
Other than the Grand Prize, all PowerBall prizes are set amounts. The overall odds of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87 based on a $2 play (rounded to two decimal places). However as with all people dreaming of a lifestyle change, By selecting the 5+1 combination correctly, a grand prize jackpot win will certainly fulfill one’s dream of a lifestyle change – with odds being 1 in 292 million!
The lottery starts at a minimum of $40 million. Unlike many other lotteries which may be limited in the number of times they can be rolled over, Powerball keeps on going up in value. This is one of the reasons why it is one of the most popular lottos.
|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning||Average Prize|
|1 in 292,201,338||Jackpot Prize|
|1 in 11,688,054||$1,000,000|
|1 in 913,130||$50,000|
|1 in 36,525||$100|
|1 in 14,494||$100|
|1 in 580||$7|
|1 in 701||$7|
|1 in 92||$4|
|1 in 38||$4|
There is also a multiplier feature called PowerPlay. With this feature you are able to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.
|Power Play||Prize Times Power Play||Odds|
|5x||Prize Won Multiplied by 5||1 in 10|
|4x||Prize Won Multiplied by 4||1 in 10|
|3x||Prize Won Multiplied by 3||1 in 3.33|
|2x||Prize Won Multiplied by 2||1 in 2|
Where can I buy Powerball?
Powerball tickets can be purchased in multiple states including: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. A complete list of which states can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerball
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