What is Powerball?
Powerball is an American lottery game offered by 21 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association, a nonprofit organization formed by an agreement with US lotteries.
Powerball’s minimum advertised jackpot is $40 million; Powerball’s annuity is paid in 30 graduated installments or winners may choose a lump sum payment instead. One lump sum payment will be less than the total of the 30 annual payments because of the time value of money.
It is very easy to Play Powerball once you understand how the game works. Right here in this article am going to be teaching you how to Play Powerball, all you have to do is to make sure that you read this article to the end and do not miss a step.
How Power Play Works
Before POWERBALL numbers are drawn, a Power Play number (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10) is randomly selected. The 10 multiplier is only available for selection when the advertised annuity jackpot is $150 million or less. If you win any non-jackpot prize (except 5 of 5), your regular prize amount will be multiplied by the Power Play number drawn. If you’ve added Power Play to your ticket and match all five white balls, you win $2 million instantly!
Adding Power Play to your ticket is an additional $1.00 per play, totaling $3.00 per play. Example: If you fill in all five Play Areas (A–E) on the playslip, select Power Play and choose three under Multi-Draw, your cost would be 5 (Play Areas) x $3.00 (plays with Power Play) x 3 (number of draws) = $45.00.
Where to Play Powerball?
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands!
Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.
To find out where to watch the drawings, click HERE.
How to Play Powerball – Step by step Guide
These are the steps that you have to follow and Play Powerball.
- Pick Your Number of Plays
- Pick Your Numbers
- Play Multiple Drawings
- Add Power Play
- Buy Your Ticket
- Check Your Winnings
Pick Your Number of Plays
Each playslip has five Play Areas (A–E) with boxes numbered 1–69 in the upper white Play Area and 1–26 in the lower shaded Play Area. You can play a single set of numbers (A) or up to five sets (A–E), with each play costing $2.00.
Pick Your Numbers
Choose any five numbers 1–69 and one POWERBALL number 1–26 in each Play Area, or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box on your playslip to let the computer choose for you.
Play Multiple Drawings
Mark the appropriate Multi-Draw box to play your chosen numbers for up to 10 consecutive drawings (including the current drawing).
Add Power Play
For an additional $1.00 per play, add Power Play to your playslip. See below for details on how you could multiply your winnings by adding this feature.
Buy Your Ticket
Check your playslip carefully to make sure you have correctly marked each selection before presenting it to a Tennessee Lottery retailer. POWERBALL tickets cannot be canceled!
Check Your Winnings
There are many ways to find out if your ticket is a winner. The quickest and easiest way is to scan your ticket or check the winning numbers using the powerball.com.
Powerball Winning Numbers & Results
There are many ways to find out if your ticket is a winner. The quickest and easiest way is to scan your ticket or check the winning numbers using the powerball.com. So if you are searching for Powerball Winning Numbers you have to visit www.powerball.com.
Did you know your odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing?
You have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the advertised jackpot is $40 million.
You still have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the advertised jackpot is $1 billion.
Even if there are more tickets sold in a particular drawing, your odds of winning a prize are the same.