Lotto Stats & Facts: How to Play US Powerball Online
US Powerball: Lotto Stats & Facts to Keep In Mind
US Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in America – and the world. Known for its massive jackpots, frequent rollovers and life-changing prizes, there is no doubt that US Powerball is one of the top lotteries to play. (Don’t forget to get your Powerball tickets now for the next draw!)
If you’re looking for more information on this popular American lottery, keep reading! The Lottery Centre has rounded up the most important facts and stats about playing US Powerball.
US Powerball Key Stats
- Record Jackpot: US$1.56 BILLION
- Annual Prize Payout: US$786 Million
- Minimum Starting Jackpots: US$40 Million
- Jackpot Rollovers: Approx. US$10 Million
- Draw Days: Wednesday, Saturday, at 22:59 EST/3:59 GMT
US Powerball History
America’s biggest lottery began all the way back in 1987, when 6 states and the District of Columbia joined together to create a lottery game called “Lotto*America”. Despite being able to offer jackpots that were on par with the other bigger state lotteries, Lotto*America had some of the toughest odds.
In 1992, Lotto*America underwent a name change. It then introduced the game format we are familiar with today and expanded to the other US states over the years. Fast forward to 2017, where US Powerball is one of the largest – and most exciting – lottery games in America AND the world!
US Powerball Game Rules
US Powerball game rules are simple.
To play, all you have to do is pick 5 numbers from a number pool of 1-69 as well as 1 bonus number called ‘Powerball’ from a field of 1-26.
Draws take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.
US Powerball Odds & Prizes
US Powerball has 9 lucrative prize tiers, with 1 in 24 overall odds of winning a prize.
US Powerball – Winning the Jackpot
There’s no doubt, US Powerball frequently has some of the biggest jackpots in the world. In fact, in January 2016, US Powerball broke the world record for highest jackpot amount after it rolled over to an incredible US$1.56 BILLION.
How do US Powerball jackpots get so big? For one, jackpots start at US$40 million. Then, there are guaranteed jackpot rollover of US$10 million. Finally, there is no rollover limit. This means that if a jackpot isn’t won, it has the potential to grow bigger and bigger, until someone finally wins.
Play US Powerball at The Lottery Centre
Here at The Lottery Centre, we offer a variety of ways to play the US Powerball online, from anywhere in the world.
Our US Powerball Single Play option lets you play between 3 to 50 lines per draw. Single play means no shared winnings when you win a prize!
You can also try our US Powerball Syndicate Play for convenient group play. With our syndicate, you’ll be entered to play for 4 weeks – which is a total of 8 draws. You can choose between 1 – 16 shares.
Did you know 1 in 7 jackpots are won by syndicates? Lottery syndicates are a great way to improve your winning chances at a low cost. Plus, The Lottery Centre offers 50 FREE Powerball jackpot-prize tickets for the duration of your Syndicate order!
Or contact our friendly customer service agents who have a wealth of lottery expertise and they can help you pick game options that work best for you!
The Lottery Centre offers a convenient, fun and secure environment for playing international lotteries. Government regulated and backed by skilled professionals with over 25 years of industry experience, we have awarded over US$169 million in total winnings to players.
For any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you! Be sure to check out the different toll free number options based on the country you are calling from.
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