What is the Powerball Lottery?
The US Powerball lottery is an hugely popular and much-loved premium international lottery game which is syndicated through a number of independent US State lotteries as a shared jackpot pool game. With a guaranteed starting jackpot of $40 million, and jackpot prizes that can climb into literally hundreds of millions of Dollars quite effortlessly, it’s little surprise then that the US Powerball lottery is undoubtedly one of the lottery industry heavyweight jackpot games. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510 and the biggest jackpot ever won in the US Powerball lottery game has been $590.5 million, which was won by a single-ticket holder.
How to Play the US Powerball Lottery:
The US Powerball game utilizes two separate draw machines, which draw two sets of numbered balls. The first set are commonly known as the white numbers, and carry a number range of 1 – 59. The second set of balls which get drawn, are the red bonus Powerballs, and these carry a number range of 1 – 35. The overall objective of the US Powerball in order to win the jackpot, is for a player to correctly match up all five numbers from the white ball selection, and one from the Powerball selection. If a player matches up all six numbers that have been drawn, that qualifies for a full jackpot win.
When to Play the Powerball Lottery:
The US Powerball draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm ET (Eastern Time), so be sure to purchase your online tickets with sufficient time to spare.