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Your Guide to Playing US Powerball, the World’s Largest Lotto

What Should I Know Before Playing US Powerball?

US Powerball is one of the world’s largest lotteries. Here is everything you need to know about playing this American giant!

Two words that best describe US Powerball?

Massive jackpots.

In fact, early this year Powerball broke the world record for the biggest lottery jackpot in history, with its US$1.56 BILLION jackpot!

If you’re looking for life-changing prizes and lots of excitement, this is the game for you.

Here’s everything you need to know about this American lottery:

 

US Powerball History

In 1987, 6 states and the District of Columbia teamed up to create Lotto*America – a lottery which could offer bigger jackpots than the current state lottos of the time.

After a name change in 1992 and a massive expansion to other 38 states, US Powerball grew into the massive lottery we all know and enjoy today!

 

US Powerball Prizes & Odds

With payouts exceeding US$786 million every year, this lottery is not shy when it comes to doling out the prize money!

There are 9 incredible prize categories to play for.  Plus, your odds of winning any prize are an impressive 1 in 24.

Powerball prizes and odds

 

US Powerball Numbers

Most Commonly Drawn Main Draw Numbers

26, 22, 16, 41, 32

Least Commonly Drawn Main Draw Numbers

63, 61, 65, 60, 66

 

Winning the US Powerball Jackpot

With starting jackpots of US$40 MILLION, this American lotto has made more than its fair share of millionaires.

To win, players must match all 6 main numbers and the bonus Powerball number.

 

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US Powerball Game Rules (How to Play)  

Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 Powerball number from a field of 1-26. Two draws take place every week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at approximately 10:59 p.m. ET

If you live outside the US, you can still play for this lottery giant online with LottoExpress.

Simply pick your numbers online on our website. As a licensed reselling agency, we purchase the tickets with your numbers on your behalf, giving you access to lotteries from around the world!

US Powerball Current Jackpot

The current jackpot for this American classic is US$100 MILLION. Don’t miss out on your chance to claim this gigantic jackpot!

 

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries

Caught up in Athletic fever?

We profile some of the world’s best athletes competing in the 2016 Games as well as the best lotteries from their home countries!

With the Summer Games underway, athletes from around the world are competing across hundreds of events in the hopes of achieving their ultimate dream—standing on the podium and seeing all their hard work and determination finally pay off.

Like these athletes, lottery players are always in the hunt for gold! So to inspire you in your quest for jackpot victory, LottoExpress brings you some amazing athletes competing in Rio, and the best lotteries from their home countries!

4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Michael Phelps. Photo Courtesy of Fernando Frazão (Agência Brasil)

Country: USA

Athlete: Michael Phelps

Sport: Swimming

Any discussion of the biggest winners in Summer Games history starts with Michael Phelps. He’s been to four Summer Games and has won more gold medals than any other Olympian in history.

Phelps, who came out of retirement in 2014, has already won 3 gold medals at this game, building on his legacy as one of – if not the – greatest Olympic athlete in history!

Want to play a lottery that shattered the record books? Try US Powerball, which reached US$1.586 BILLION earlier this year!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
The Pearls. Photo Courtesy of Land Rover Mena (Flickr)

Country: Australia

Team: The Pearls

Sport: Rugby Sevens

The Women’s Rugby Sevens team has already won big in Rio, taking home the gold medal!

The “Pearls”– as they are known back home – won decisively in Rugby’s grand return to the Olympics. The last time Rugby was in the Summer Games? Way back in 1924!

Looking for a great way to plays sevens, lottery-style? Check out the Australian Oz Lotto – pick 7 numbers out of a pool of 45 for a chance to win some of Australia’s biggest-ever jackpots!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Katie Taylor (in red). Photo Courtesy of cormac70 (Flickr)

Country: Ireland

Athlete: Katie Taylor

Sport: Women’s Boxing

Few athletes are as adored in their home country as boxer Katie Taylor.

Dominating the international lightweight boxing division since 2006, Taylor won the gold medal in the 2012 games in London and is heavily favoured to repeat as champion in Rio!

If you’re looking for a lottery that specializes in Irish Gold, play Irish Lotto 6/47! Match 6 numbers in this small pool to win jackpots up to €18.9 MILLION!

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4 Amazing Rio 2016 Athletes and Their Home Lotteries
Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol. Photo Courtesy of Christopher Johnson (Flickr)

Country: Spain

Team: La Roja

Sport: Men’s Basketball

Okay, this one isn’t a lock to win it all, what with the USA Men’s Basketball team heavily favoured to win yet another gold medal. But if anyone can dethrone the champs, it’s the Spanish men’s team!

Led by a mix of decorated professional players like Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio, this team certainly has the talent to pull off the ultimate upset this summer and take home the top hardware!

For a lottery as big as Pau Gasol is tall, check out Spanish Lotto 6/49 La Primitiva! Get your tickets for the “early one” for a chance at jackpots in excess of €101 MILLION!

PLAY SPANISH LOTTO 6/49 LA PRIMITIVA


No matter which country you’re from, you can share in the excitement of the competition this summer and play one of the world’s great lotteries with LottoExpress!

Who knows, maybe you’ll be flying some new colours when you win the ultimate prize!

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Quick Pick: The Most Important Lottery Decision You’ll Make

Today we shed light on one of the most important choices a lottery player must make when trying to pick those winning lottery numbers—whether to quick pick or not!

This week, a single ticket in Indiana just took home the US$570-million US Mega Millions jackpot, and the US Powerball jackpot rolled to a whopping US$311 million. In honour of these historic jackpots, LottoExpress has an important question for all you lottery players out there:

Are you a quick picker?

We’ve previously discussed different number picking styles in this blog—from picking hot or cold numbers to considering the luckiest numbers to play—and today it’s all about randomness, baby!

To Quick Pick or Not?

Computerized quick picks (or random number generators) were first introduced to lottery games by the New York State Lottery in the late 1980s. Since then, quick picks have become the preferred method of choice for most lottery players: according to the US Powerball website, between 70-80% of lottery tickets sold are quick picks.

But believe it or not, whether to use a quick pick system to make one’s lottery selections is a topic of disagreement among lottery analysts.

Some Say Yes!

On the one hand, some experts say that quick picks are the right bet because they tend to cover the less commonly used numbers in each lottery’s number matrix (the full spread of numbers available to pick from).

For example, many people’s “lucky numbers” consist of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important calendar dates. (In other words, numbers between 1 and 31.) But for all major lotteries, the number matrix extends well beyond 31, meaning a whole range of numbers is left out.

Quick pick advocates suggest that randomly assigned numbers cover those higher numbers more effectively.

But Not So Fast …

On the other hand, some lottery observers insist that you should pick your own numbers, because there is a good chance that quick pick systems assign commonly used numbers.

By choosing your own numbers, you can avoid picking those common numbers, and instead focus on landing that perfect combination!

Experts who recommend picking your own numbers have another strong piece of advice: make sure that once you have your unique set of numbers, stick with it.

Remember: nothing could be worse than switching it up and watching your old numbers take home a big prize!

As for which system has more success? Well, it’s a wash: you are about equally as likely to win with a quick pick as you are using your own numbers.

So remember, whether you use your own secret formula to pick your perfect numbers, or put your fate in the hands of a computer, you have to play to win!

And with the US Powerball jackpot currently at an estimated US$333 million, LottoExpress gives you amazing options to score the win of a lifetime!

Now’s the best time to play: go pick those numbers, and good luck!

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Mega Millions vs Powerball : Which American Lottery is Best?

Which American Lottery to Play? 

Say “American lottery” to any avid lottery player and chances are they’ll think you are talking about US Mega Millions or US Powerball.

After all, these multi-state American lotteries are the largest of their kind and quite well-known around the world.

LottoExpress offers both these amazing lotteries, so we know how difficult it can be to choose between the two! If you can’t decide which American lottery is the one for you, here are some quick facts to help you out.

 

US MEGA MILLIONS

They used to call this American lottery ‘The Big Game’ back in 1996, and with good reason! Played across 44 US states, this American lottery is truly mega-sized!

  • Current jackpot at US$111 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of US$656 million
  • Overall odds better than 1 in 15
  • 9 prize tiers
  • Guaranteed second place prizes of at least US$1 million
  • Number range: 5 winning numbers drawn from 1-75 and one bonus number from 1-15
  • Draws every Tuesday and Friday at 11.00 pm ET.

 

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Are you team Mega Millions or Powerball?

 

US POWERBALL

This American lottery made headlines all over the world a while back for its record jackpot of US$1.586 BILLION. With its massive jackpots and payouts, it has made its fair share of millionaires!

  • Current jackpot at US$205 MILLION
  • Previous record jackpot of approximately US$1.586 Billion
  • Overall odds better than 1 in 25
  • 9 prize tiers
  • Guaranteed jackpot rollovers of at least US$10 million
  • Number range: 5 winning numbers are drawn from 1-69 and 1 bonus number from 1-26
  • Draws every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:59 EST

 

So now that you know what each of these monster lottos has to offer, what’s the verdict? Are you Team Mega Millions or Powerball?

Luckily, at LottoExpress, you can have the best of both worlds! Check out our American Dream Combo, where you can play both these American lotteries, worth about US$316 million in total! 

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4 Massive Jackpot Rollovers You Should Know About

Want to win it big? Check out these 4 enormous jackpot rollovers this week.

Whether you’re an avid lottery player who plays on the regular, or someone who just plays when the jackpot rollovers are too good too ignore, it goes without saying that a life-changing lottery win is never far from every lottery player’s mind.

LottoExpress is the best place to keep you updated on all the latest lottery news, from jackpot rollovers, upcoming superdraws or special deals on your favourite lotteries.

Here are the top 4 lotteries with enormous jackpots this week.

 

1. US MEGAMILLIONS

 

Current Jackpot: US$449 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-75 and 1 bonus number from 1-15

Next Draw Day:  Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

 

2. US POWERBALL

 

Current Jackpot: US$257 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 powerball bonus number from 1-26

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

 

3. SPANISH LOTTO 6/49

 

Current Jackpot: €57 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from a field of 1-49

Next Draw Day: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CET.

 

4.EUROJACKPOT

 

Current Jackpot: €48 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from  1-50 and 2 bonus numbers from 1-10

Next Draw Day: Friday at 9:00 p.m. CET.

 

Now that you know which lotteries have MASSIVE rollovers this week, why not give them a try at LottoExpress? You never know, this just might be the draw that changes your life forever!

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Top 5 Lottery Jackpots to Play this Week for a Big Win!

Happy Monday, lottery lovers! Check out the top 5 lottery jackpots to play for this week.

All lottery players have one thing in common – we all dream of winning a huge lottery jackpot!

Here at LottoExpress, we are here to help by keeping you informed about the best lotteries to try your chances with.

Here are the top 5 lotteries with enormous jackpots this week.

 

1. US MEGAMILLIONS

 

Current Jackpot: US$390 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-75 and 1 bonus number from 1-15

Next Draw Day:  Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

 

2. US POWERBALL

 

Current Jackpot: US$222 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from a field of 1-69 and 1 powerball bonus number from 1-26

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

 

3. SPANISH LOTTO 6/49

 

Current Jackpot: €52 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from a field of 1-49

Next Draw Day: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. CET.

 

4.EUROJACKPOT

 

Current Jackpot: €40 Million

How to Play: Pick 5 numbers from  1-50 and 2 bonus numbers from 1-10

Next Draw Day: Friday at 9:00 p.m. CET.

 

5.BRITISH LOTTO 6/59

 

Current Jackpot: €11 Million

How to Play: Pick 6 numbers from field of 1-59

Next Draw Day: Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. GMT

 

Now that you know which lotteries are on fire this week, why not give them a try at LottoExpress? You never know, this just might be the draw that wins you millions!

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