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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.

powerball results

 

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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7 Lottery Words You Should Know

Common Lottery Terms to Add To Your Arsenal

New to the lottery world?

While playing the lottery – especially online – is extremely simple to pick up, there are a couple of words you might hear frequently.

LottoExpress has rounded up the top 7 lottery words every player (new or returning) should be aware of!

 

Lottery jackpotJackpot

This is the top prize in any lottery game! Most jackpot amounts range into the millions and are paid either in one lump sum or annuity payments.

Must-Try Jackpot: Spanish Lotto 6/49 is one of the few lottos in the world that offers not one – but TWO – jackpot prizes!

 

lottery Rollover

When the jackpot amount isn’t won, it is added to the next draw’s jackpot. This means jackpots increase in value, until they are won – or hit the jackpot cap.

Rollover King: US Powerball is undisputed rollover champion after it rolled over to a record-breaking 1.56 BILLION this  January!

 

lottery rolloverOdds

Odds calculate your chance of winning. The lower the odds, the better your winning chances.

Odds Master: Australian Lotto 6/45 has the best jackpot odds around at 1 in 8,145,060 – meaning this is one of the easier jackpots to win, compared to the others!

 

lottery comboLottery Combo

Lottery combos combine your favourite lotteries together, for convenient, quick play and are exclusive to LottoExpress!

Best Deal: Australian Outback Special. For the price of 1 Australian Powerball ticket, you can play 3 lucrative Australian lotteries!

 

lotteryPrize Tiers

Prize tiers define the different cash prizes you can win, depending on the number of winning numbers you matched.

Most Prize Tiers: With 13 ways to win, EuroMillions has more prize categories than the other lottos!

 

lotteryQuick Pick

QuickPick is an option that lets you generate random numbers for your tickets instead of choosing numbers yourself.

Quick Fact: According US Powerball website, between 70-80% of tickets sold are QuickPicks – and so are majority of the jackpot winners!  Learn more about QuickPicks here.

 

lotteryDraw

A draw is when the winning numbers are selected by the official lottery operators. All lotteries have fixed draw dates, and many are drawn twice a week.

Did you know: At LottoExpress, you can select the number of draws you wish to play for in advance. This means you’ll always have a chance at the jackpot!

 


About LottoExpress

If you’re tired of playing your local lottery, LottoExpress is for you! With safe, secure and fast access to the world’s richest lotteries, LottoExpress provides an online service carefully designed with lottery enthusiasts in mind. Fully licensed under the Gambling Supervision Commission (eCOGRA and IGC) and operated by professionals with over 25 years of gaming experience, we are committed to providing our players with the best overall gaming experience. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter – we would love to hear from you!

 

 

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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.

 

Picturing a Powerball win? Get your ticket now!
Picturing a Powerball win? Get your ticket now!
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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How to Pick Winning Numbers for US Powerball

US Powerball Number Stats You Should Know

US Powerball is almost always on a roll, with jackpots that get as large as US$1.5 BILLION. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about picking winning numbers!

With the current US Powerball jackpot reaching new heights,  picking the right numbers for the next draw has never been more important!

After all, matching those 5 main numbers and powerball means waking up to a brand new life – one where the sky’s the limit!

So before you pick your numbers for US Powerball, here are some stats about this American lottery you should know about.

 

MOST COMMON MAIN DRAW NUMBERS

The top 5 most commonly drawn main numbers for the US Powerball are 26, 22, 16, 41 and 35

Most Common Numbers for Us Powerball Main Draw
Common Main Draw Numbers

 

26 (drawn 268 times)

22 (drawn 260 times)

16 (drawn 259 times)

41 (drawn 259 times)

35 (Drawn 255 times)

 

MOST COMMON POWERBALL NUMBERS

The top 5 most commonly drawn Powerball numbers are 6, 20, 29, 9 and 11.

Most Common Powerball Bonus Numbers
Most Common Powerball Bonus Numbers

 

6 (drawn 78 times)

20 (drawn 77 times)

29 (drawn 72 times)

9 (drawn 71 times)

11 (drawn 71 times)

 

LEAST COMMON MAIN DRAW NUMBERS

The top 5 least commonly drawn main numbers for the US Powerball are 61, 65, 60, 68, and 67

Least Common Main Draw Numbers for Powerball
Least Common Main Draw Numbers

61 (drawn 5 times)

65 (drawn 5 times)

60 (drawn 6 times)

68 (drawn 6 times)

67 (drawn 6 times)

 

HOW TO PICK NUMBERS ON LOTTOEXPRESS 

Now that you have the facts on US Powerball’s number statistics, head on over to US Powerball to enter your winning combination!

To pick your own numbers on LottoExpress, here’s what to do.

1. After you’ve selected the lottery and your number of lines, click on ‘Clear All Lines’.

2. Then click on the box of your line. A drop-down menu with numbers will appear.

3. Select the number you want to play by selecting it from the drop down menu. Repeat this process until you’ve chosen all 6 numbers!

How to Play US Powerball on LottoExpress
How To Pick US Powerball Numbers on LottoExpress

 

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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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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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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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