THE AMERICAN POWERBALL LOTTERY (USA POWERBALL)
History Of The American Powerball Lottery:
|The US Powerball game, arguably one of the most popular and widely-played games in the United States, is a shared jackpot game which is co-ordinated by a NPO formed by an agreement between the various state lotteries. The US Powerball game has become renowned for its impressive $40 million starting jackpot, with the potential of yielding nine-figure jackpot wins.
The American Powerball lottery makes use of two machines drawing two sets of numbers. In this way it is similar to other lotteries like the Mega Millions and EuroMillions. Powerball players need to match five numbers from a possible 59 (these are the white numbers), and one number from a possible 35 (these are the red bonus ‘Powerballs’). If a player matches up all six numbers that have been drawn, they will win the jackpot. Second tier division winners have a $1 million prize to look forward to – one does not even need to match all six numbers in order to become a millionaire with the US Powerball game!
It is still pretty tough to win the Jackpot, which is one of the reasons it is known as one of the biggest jackpot games in the world today – the odds of claiming a single-ticket win of both the five numbers plus the red Powerball, currently stand at about 1 in 175,223,510. The game definitely has the ability to make you fabulously wealthy beyond your wildest dreams or imagination. The Powerball lottery has the honour of having the highest jackpot prize in the world ever won by a single ticket - it is also the lottery that has paid out the highest jackpot to just one person. The biggest jackpot ever won on the US Powerball was a staggering $590.5 million, won by one lucky ticket holder in May 2013. The second-biggest jackpot snatched up, was an amazing $580 million which was won by two ticket holders in November 2012.
Powerball lottery draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 22h59 Eastern Time and are broadcast live. The results of each lotto draw are not official until they are audited by an accounting firm. There are nine prize tiers on the Powerball Lottery, with approximate prizes ranging from $4 - $1,000,000. The cut-off time for purchasing tickets on PlayUSAlotteries.com is 22h00 or 23h00 GMT on the day of the draw (depending on UK daylight savings time).
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