Powerball Jackpot Soars

Monday May 18th 2009

The Powerball jackpot for the draw on Wednesday 20 May, 2009 has soared to the dizzy heights of $170 million after no player managed to win on Saturday. Once upon a time it was only lottery players in America who could get excited about such things, but these days anyone can take part if they buy lottery tickets online.

Next Estimated Jackpot:
$186 Million
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Participating in the Powerball lottery is simple. All you have to do is select five numbers from 1 to 59 and an additional Powerball numbers from 1 to 39. If the lottery results match your selections then you win the jackpot, and if more than one ticket succeeds the jackpot is shared equally between them. Even if you don’t win the jackpot outright you could still end up smiling because your overall odds of winning a prize of any size is 1 in 35.

The odds of someone landing the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 195,249,054, but the recent record EuroMillions jackpot payout has demonstrated that it is perfectly possible to beat long odds and win a massive amount of money in the process. The EuroMillions jackpot was worth £113 million, and the Powerball jackpot this Wednesday is worth around £111 million, so if EuroMillions eluded you, the Powerball jackpot might be a nice alternative!

Of course, the Powerball jackpot could rollover again, and in that event there would be even more cash up for grabs on Saturday 23 May, 2009. Add in a EuroMillions jackpot of €15 million (around £13 million) this Friday and a UK Lotto jackpot of £2.5 million this Wednesday and we could have a week full of big winners!

Those of you who don’t want to wait that long to find out if Lady Luck is on your side could try playing a few online scratchcard games in the meantime. If so, our article on How to Win Online Lottery Scratchcards will give you plenty of advice on how to improve your chances.

Whatever games you play this week, we wish you the very best of luck, and we look forward to hearing from you if you happen to win big!

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