5 US Powerball Facts Every Lottery Player Should Know!
Possibly the most exciting lotto game around, US Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in the world.
Known for its big jackpots and life-changing prizes, here are answers to some of your most burning Powerball questions:
1. How do Powerball jackpots get so big?
The starting or minimum jackpot for this American lottery is US$40 million. So if the jackpot isn’t won, it rolls over – and this American giant has guaranteed jackpot rollovers of at least an additional US$10 million each time! Finally, there isn’t any jackpot cap – so the jackpot keeps growing until it’s won. Or breaks the world-record like it did, last January when it hit US$1.56 BILLION.
2. What can I win with US Powerball?
US Powerball has 9 prize categories. Besides the life-changing jackpot (which everyone has their eye on!), it’s interesting to note that the second and third place prize are pretty substantial as well. You win an estimated US$1 million if you come in second, and around US$50,000 for third place.
3. But what are my chances of winning the Powerball jackpot?
Your chance of winning the big one are 1 in 292,201,338 – which is pretty standard, when you consider just how large these jackpots get. To win the powerball jackpot, you must match all 5 main numbers as well as the bonus powerball number. Your overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 25. For a complete list of odds, check out our odds table.
4. Are there any ways to improve my chances of winning?
While there is no sure fire ways of winning the lottery, there are certain things you can do to improve your chances. For instance, you could join a syndicate – where you pool your money as a group to buy more tickets. Another tip is to try and Quick Pick your numbers instead of selecting them yourself. (This is when you let the computer generate random numbers for you). According to the Powerball website, around 70% to 80% of winners had Quick-Pick tickets.
5. Can I play US Powerball if I’m not from the US?
That’s where LottoExpress comes in! You can play US Powerball from the comfort of your own home with us. How it works is simple – you select your lottery, pick your numbers and that’s it. Our local agents purchase the tickets and send you a confirmation. If you win, your winnings are paid to you in full, with no commissions deducted.
Plus, as we’re licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Commission – which means your winnings are always guaranteed. Learn more about us at www.lottoexpress.com
After weeks of consecutive rollovers, US Powerball has now reached US$217 MILLION! Don’t forget to get your tickets. After all, you never know – your big win might be just around the corner!
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