Powerball is a massively popular lottery game that is offered to players in 43 states and two jurisdictions in the United States of America. The Powerball Lottery name is derived from the fact that, in order to win the jackpot, players need to match not only the five main numbers from the range 1 to 59, but also the red Powerball number from the range 1 to 35. The Powerball Lottery jackpot is always worth at least $40 million, but rollovers can help it to climb even higher with the biggest jackpot on record a huge US$590.5 million won by a single ticket purchased in Florida in May 2013!
The latest Powerball Lottery result is given below, but to see past results and a statistical analysis please look at any of the State results that play Powerball such as the New Jersey Lottery Results.
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Wednesday 27th May 2015
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Buying Powerball Lottery Tickets
There are two Powerball lottery games every week, one on Wednesday and the other on Friday. Purchasing a single ticket entitles the player to enter one line of numbers (five main numbers and a Powerball number) and there are nine ways to win a prize. The numbers required to win the various Powerball lottery prizes, and the odds of winning in each case, are as shown in the table below:
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|5 main numbers + Powerball||1 in 175,223,510||Jackpot|
|5 main numbers||1 in 5,153,632.64||$1 million|
|4 main numbers + Powerball||1 in 648,975.96||$10,000|
|4 main numbers||1 in 19,087.52||$100|
|3 main numbers + Powerball||1 in 12,244.82||$100|
|3 main numbers||1 in 360.14||$7|
|2 main numbers + Powerball||1 in 706.43||$7|
|1 main number + Powerball||1 in 110.81||$4|
|Powerball only||1 in 55.40||$4|
The overall odds of winning any of the Powerball lottery prizes are approximately 1 in 31.84, so although winning the jackpot outright is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, winning one of the more modest prizes is something that regular players can, with a little luck, celebrate again and again.
Powerball players, excluding those in California, can choose to increase the value of all prizes except the jackpot and Match 5 prize by playing the Power Play. The Power Play prizes are multiplied between two and five times depending on the Power Play number drawn after the main game. Players who match five main numbers will win a set $2 million instead of the standard $1 million prize. The Power Play costs an additional fee to play.
More about the Powerball Lottery
Iowa Man Claims Powerball Prize with Ripped Ticket
An Iowa bus driver nearly lost out on a $1 million Powerball prize when the clerk ripped up the ticket and tossed it in the trash. Pete Kemp, a bus driver from Des Moines, was checking his Powerball ticket on Sunday morning to see if he had won big the previous evening. As it turned out, he had matched all five main numbers. The store clerk, preoccupied with paperwork, threw the entry in the bin after tearing it in half.
Continue reading Iowa Man Claims Powerball Prize with Ripped Ticket.
20th May 2015
North Carolina Powerball Winner is Single Mom of Four
A North Carolina mom of four, one of whom suffers from cerebral palsy, revealed herself to be one of the three Powerball players to have shared the $564 million jackpot from Wednesday 11th February. Marie Holmes (26) told her local television station that she scared her kids with her loud screaming when she checked her ticket, explaining that she would use the money to go back to school and provide for the children.
Continue reading North Carolina Powerball Winner is Single Mom of Four.
18th February 2015
Winning $90 Million Powerball Ticket Purchased in Colorado
One lucky Colorado resident has become the state’s biggest ever lottery winner after hitting the Powerball jackpot worth $90 million in Saturday’s drawing.
Continue reading Winning $90 Million Powerball Ticket Purchased in Colorado.
13th August 2014
$257 Million Jackpot on Offer in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing
Tonight’s Powerball drawing is offering players across the US the chance to win a life-changing jackpot worth $257 million. The impressive top prize is the second largest Powerball jackpot seen so far this year and comes as the result of 13 consecutive draws without a top tier winner.
Continue reading $257 Million Jackpot on Offer in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing.
11th June 2014
It Pays Big to Babysit – Grandparents Pick Up $1 Million Powerball Prize
A Wisconsin couple who made the 30 hour round trip to Louisiana to baby-sit have been rewarded for their efforts with a $1 million Powerball prize. Donald and JoAnn Marek travelled over a thousand miles to look after their grandchildren for a week and, as luck would have it, purchased a winning ticket while they were there.
Continue reading It Pays Big to Babysit – Grandparents Pick Up $1 Million Powerball Prize.
28th May 2014
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