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5 US Powerball Questions Every Lotto Player Asks

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.

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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

 

Current Jackpot

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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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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5 Lavish Ways to Spend Your Powerball Millions

Hey Powerball players, remember the movie Brewster’s Millions?

It’s a 1985 comedy set in New York and stars Richard Pryor as Monty Brewster, a guy who strikes it rich. One day, Brewster inherits a whopping $300 million from his late uncle, on the condition that he must first spend $30 million in 30 days.

But according to the rules of the will, he isn’t allowed to give the money away. He also can’t gamble it away or acquire any belongings that he didn’t already have. So Brewster has to come up with some creative ways to blow the cash!

With the upcoming US Powerball draw clocking in at a lip-quivering US$361 MILLION, spending tons of dough Brewster-style should be no problem.

In honour of this record-setting jackpot, LottoExpress brings you five New York-inspired activities that cost a pretty penny:

 

1. Eat the world’s priciest breakfast

The menu at New York’s Norma’s Restaurant features “The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata.” Topped with 10 ounces of caviar, this insane omelet costs $1,000.

 

Spend your Powerball Millions on a $1000 omelette
The famous $1000 omelette. Source: blackholezoo.com

 

2. Buy a round for the house at a Yankees game

At $3 a pop, the famous Nathan’s frank might seem downright frugal. But with Yankee Stadium’s capacity at 49,642, the tab for everyone to eat one will run you $148,926!

 

Spend your powerball millions at the Yankee Stadium buying a round for everyone
Yankee Stadium. Source: Wikipedia Commons

 

3. Take Jay-Z out for a night on the town

“Hova” knows how to party! Legendary hip-hop artist Jay-Z recently rang up a tab for over $250,000 on a night out with his pal Kanye West. An evening on the town with him will put you in an Empire State of Mind!

 

Spend your powerball millions with partying with JayZ
A night on the town!

 

4. Book a room with a view

The $50,000-a-night Ty Warner Penthouse suite is a 4,300-square-foot palace atop NYC’s Four Seasons hotel. Complete with panoramic views of Manhattan, a 24-hour butler, and a personal trainer, why not make this your home base for your NYC adventure?

 

Spend your Powerball millions on a fancy hotel suite
The TY Warner Suite. Source: FourSeasons.com

 

5. Run for mayor

Just like Brewster, you could dump wads of cash into a crazy election campaign! Even real-life NYC politicians are no strangers to big spending: former mayor Michael Bloomberg spent a whopping $109 million on his successful campaign in 2009.

 

Spend your powerball millions by running for an election!
Run for Mayor!

 

New York might be the best city in the world to experience millionaire life, and LottoExpress is ready to help you try and win the big jackpot!

Play Powerball now and get ready to spend big!

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4 Exclusive Island Escapes (For Lottery Winners)

Find out why these 4 destinations should be on your lottery winner’s travel list!

While budget destinations are enjoyable, there’s nothing like an exclusive tropical getaway.

White sandy beaches just for you, gourmet meals, private chartered boats to take you wherever you please – luxury travel is what most lottery players dream about!

Check out LottoExpress’ list of some of the world’s most exclusive luxury destinations!

 

Mantangi Island, Fiji

This horseshoe-shaped island has it all: tropical rainforests to explore, white sand beaches to relax on and a variety of water activities from snorkeling to sailing.

It’s also extremely exclusive as the entire island has just one luxury resort. The rates for this lavish escape start at around US$600 a night.

Lottery Winner Island Escape - Matangi Island
Matangi Island. Source: matangiisland.com

 

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Guana, a luxury island destination, is as exclusive as it gets. First off, there is no public access which means travelers have to fly to a neighboring island and then take the resort’s boat over to Guana.

Then, you have the choice to rent the ENTIRE island for yourself – and 31 of your closest family and friends. Rates range between US$23,000 – $37,400 per night for the entire island and includes all the amenities you can think of.

 

Lottery WInner Island Escape - Guana Island
Guana Island.

 

Bora Bora

Bora Bora attracts celebrities and business elite for good reason! From its turquoise lagoon to luxurious villa resorts, this French Polynesian island promises an unforgettable experience.

As most resort hotels are built on their own tiny island, you can enjoy the beauty and comfort of the place without the crowds!

 

Lottery Winner Island Escape - Bora Bora
Bora Bora. Source: Wikipedia Commons

 

Musha Cay, Bahamas

Musca Cay is another exclusive island escape that’s popular with the rich and famous. It’s only available for rent and rates start at around US$39,000 a DAY for the entire island.

Enjoy gourmet meals, deep-sea diving, or just enjoy the beach. For an additional fee, you and your 11 guests can also enjoy a personal fireworks show as well as a customized treasure hunt!

Lottery Winner Island Escape
Enjoy your own personal island!

 

Has this list got you dreaming of sun, sand and surf? Well, LottoExpress can help get you there!

Play for millions from lotteries around the world, like the US$60 million American Powerball or the US$25 million Mega Millions! You never know, the next draw could make you the next big lottery winner!

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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.

 

American Lottery
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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