PowerBall Lotto Draw
The Powerball Lotto draw is one of America’s big lotto draws. One of two multi-state lotto draws, the Powerball Lottery offers some of the biggest lotto jackpots in the world. Originally called Lotto* America, the name Powerball and current format were introduced in 1992 and since then, the PowerBall lotto draw has gone from strength to strength.
Until new legislation was introduced the Powerball Lotto draw could only be played in certain states, however now it is allowed to be played in more states than ever before. In total there are 45 states plus Washington D.C and the U.S Virgin Islands that all participate in this lottery game, however with thanks to the internet players from all over the world can take part in the Powerball Lotto draw.
Powerball Lotto draws take place twice weekly on a Wednesday and Saturday evening. Lottery winnings are also subject to taxes and Powerball Lotto winners must decide between twenty-five annuity payments or a reduced lump-sum. Like other lotto draws from around the world, the Powerball lotto numbers consist of two pools of lottery balls. For the lotto draw, five balls between 1 and 59 inclusive are drawn from the first pool, plus one Powerball from the second pool, running from 1 to 35. To win the Powerball lotto draw you must match all five main balls and the red Powerball.
The two different number pools make odds of winning the Powerball Lotto draw some of the longest in the world with odds of over 1 in 175 million. This does mean that jackpots on the lotto draw get high, making Powerball an easy choice for lottery syndicates.
The biggest jackpot ever seen in Powerball was US$590.5 million won by a ticket from Florida in May 2013. If this lotto jackpot gets your heart racing then you can buy Powerball tickets online for the Powerball Lotto draw and play for jackpot such as these. Don’t forget, it’s five balls between 1 and 59 and the Powerball between 1 and 39 to walk away with that Powerball lotto jackpot!
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