Powerball is one of the most popular American Lottery game made for Americans. The lottery is available for the entire world since the beginning of internet. The lottery can be won by guessing the five regular numbers and the Powerball right. The starting amount of the jackpot of Powerball is $40 million. The biggest rewarded jackpot ever in this lottery had a value of $1.6 billion. This jackpot has dropped quite recently, the 13th of January 2016, and is thereby the biggest jackpot ever in the history of lotteries.
How can i play online the Powerball Lottery?
Playing at the lottery is quite simple. The price of a single ticket for two rows is 10,32 Euro and a free lottery ticket for Mega Millions is offered as a special 2016 promotion. This looks quite amazing does it? But how is it possible for someone who is not from the United States to participate in this lottery? Well, the tickets from the lottery will be bought by representatives via the Lotter.
Players who bought their tickets in this way can check them online before the withdrawal will take place. When a player has won with his or hers lottery ticket, the winnings will be 100% his or hers. After a player has bought him- or herself a ticket an E-mail notification will be send to the buyer with approval of their buyings. Furthermore, a player will receive a scanned sample of the ticket in his or hers the Lotter Account. This will function as evidence the player has bought him- or herself a ticket.
Witdrawal Powerball lottery
The withdrawal of the Powerball lottery will be every Wednesday and Saturday at 23:00, local time. When winning a prize in the lower categories, people will directly receive their money in their online account. When winning a prize between the $50.000 and $1 million people can get their prize by visiting America. People should take notice that the prizes are Federal and state taxed. When playing in the lower prize categories, people can choose to play the Power Play option. This option makes it possible to double the winnings 2 to 5 times! Players can mark this option online.
The Powerball lottery is coordinated by the 최상위파워볼 (Thecodex.io) (MUSL) and can be played in 44 States in America including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Since the end of the year of 2015 the game uses 5/59 white balls and 1/26 Powerballs. From these balls winning combinations were drawn. The jackpot of this lottery starts at $40 million dollar, annuity, which will be paid in 30 terms.
Players may also choose to cash out the total amount of prize money immediately. Chances for winning this jackpot currently is 1 to 292.20.338. In order to participate a player needs to buy a ticket which is $2 and $3 when using the powerplay option. These terms are valid for players within the United States, players from outside have different prizes. The biggest jackpot ever won in the history of Powerball was drawn on the 13th of January 2016 and was $1.586.000.000. This amazing jackpot had to be divided over three lottery tickets.
When started the Powerball USA?
The Powerball lottery first started in 1988. The original name of the casino was Lotto America when the gameplay and the name was changed in 1992.The first drawing was in April of that year and immediately resulted in a winner. The lottery used a two drums which gave the players a bigger chance of winning the jackpot and the other prizes offered. This two drums concept was than adopted by the Big Game Lottery (Mega Millions), the Australian Powerball, Thunderball in England, EuroMillions and Eurojackpot. In 1996 the Powerball lottery hit the road and held drawings in different places. For example, five drawings were held at the Olympic summer games in Atlanta.
In 1997 the annuity was changed from 20 to 25 yearly pay-outs. Furthermore the cash out option was introduced. For now, the annuity consists out of 30 yearly pay outs which will increase with 5% each year.
In March 2001 the multiplier powerplay option was added to the game. This gave players who did not have won the jackpot the chance to double their other winnings. The Powerplay number was drawn by spinning the wheel which was custom made for this one and only option.
Based on statistics, people discovered a growth for the winning chances of players from 1:146 million to 1:195 million. The jackpot grew up to $20 million with rollovers of $5 million. Besides this, the powerplay option was adjusted and the second place received a multiplier of 5 times. This made the 5+0 prize reaching a astonishing $1 million cash. In the same year, Florida became the host of the Powerball drawings. The first spinning wheel was done working and instead of this wheel a Random Number Generator (RNG) would be used.
New Jersey Lottery suggested to participate in the Powerball lottery
In March 2009, the New Jersey Lottery suggested to participate in the Powerball lottery. On the 13th of October Mega Millions and MUSL reached an agreement which said that both lotteries could be offered. This was the start of cross expension and soon more followed. In 2010 8 Powerball members also offered Mega Millions lotteries. The year 2010 also was the year the Virgin Islands joined Mega Millions.
The drawings for both lotteries were broadcasted by the Chicago cable superstation WGN-TV. The Powerball drawings are broadcasted by both the WGN-TV and WGN-America on Wednesdays and Fridays after the news. In 2012 and 2015 the format of the game was changed. The price of every ticket was raised to $2 and the price of playing with the Powerplay option was $3. The jaclpot was doubled which brought the amount to a $40 million.
When all the five numbers of a player corresponded with the drawing, a player won $1 million. The amount of red Powerballs was reduced from 39 to 35. In 2015 the amount of white balls was upgraded from 59 to 69 while the Powerball pool was reduced from 35 to 26. This brought the winning chances to a higher level, 1 to 24. The chances of winning the jackpot also increased, 1 to 292.201.338. The 4+1 prize upgraded to $50.000 and the 10x Powerplay got available from the drawing with a jackpot lower than $150 million. Within three months, a dazzling jackpot worth of %1.5 billion was produced. In 2014 Puerto Rico also joined the lottery.
The steps a player should take in order to play the game are really easy. At first, a player needs to wager $2 and choose five random numbers ranging from 1-69 and one number from a range between 1-26 which are the red Powerballs. The winning numbers will be drawn by two lottery devices which run on a RNG. If a player has 3 correspondent white balls or 1 red ball he or she has won. The order in which the numbers are drawn are not important in determine the winner.
Chances for winning the Powerball
Prizes and chances Powerball 2020
Tempary Changes in US Powerball: Following the next jackpot win, the Powerball top prize will reset to $20 million (instead of $40 million), with a guaranteed minimum increase of $2 million between draws.
All prizes but the jackpot are stocked amounts. The winner of the jackpot has the choice to cash out the prize money or to pay-out per year in annuity over 30 years.
Winners Powerball Lotto
The Powerball lottery has had several great winners such as: On the 13th of January, the biggest jackpot ever was won, having a value of 1.586 billion dollar divided over 3 lottery tickets.