The American Powerball lottery is one of the most popular and widely recognized lottery games in the United States.
Powerball is one of the two biggest United States multi-state lottery. You can play Powerball in 45 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Each participating jurisdiction contributes to the prize pool and follows the same game rules.
How to play the American Powerball lottery
Powerball is known for its large jackpots, often reaching hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars. Players choose five numbers from a set of white balls numbered 1 to 69 and one additional number, known as the Powerball, from a separate set numbered 1 to 26. The odds of winning a jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338 per play.
To win the jackpot, players must match all five white balls in any order, as well as the red Powerball number. If there is no jackpot winner, the prize rolls over and increases for the next drawing. In addition to the jackpot, there are multiple prize tiers for matching various combinations of numbers.
Players can select their own numbers or choose the “Quick Pick” option for a random selection.
Powerball drawings take place three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 PM Eastern Time. The drawings are held in Tallahassee, Florida and the results are announced shortly after the draw.
How to Play American Powerball from anywhere in the world
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How American Powerball winners are paid
The minimum advertised jackpot for Powerball is $20 million if received through the annuity option. The annuity payment is distributed over a period of 29 years in 30 graduated installments. Alternatively, winners can opt for a lump sum payment instead, which will be lower than the total of the 30 annual payments. This is because the annuity option includes a yearly increase of 5% for each payment.
The largest American Powerball jackpot won
The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was $2.04 billion. This record-breaking jackpot was won on November 7, 2022. The prize was split among three lucky winners. It remains one of the most memorable moments in Powerball history.