U.S.A. - Powerball
Powerball is America’s most popular multi-state lottery game. Every week millions of eager players line up to purchase tickets in hopes of winning the enormous jackpot. The unclaimed winnings roll over to the next game and it’s quite common to have the Powerball jackpot at well over a hundred million dollars! Over 40 US jurisdictions participate in the Powerball which makes it truly a nationwide gaming experience.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Powerball lottery players select five numbers from 1 to 59 plus an additional Powerball number from 1 to 39. Each line costs $1 USD. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 195.2 million but the odds of winning any prize in the popular lotto game are just 1 in 35! The lottery jackpot is never less than $20 million and if the numbers are not matched the game rolls over to the next one, which often results in huge jackpot amounts!
Lottery Security And Results
America’s Powerball Lotto is still the world record holder for highest lottery payout. In 2006 a small group of food service workers won a massive $365 million! Powerball is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association, a non-profit organization set up to oversee its member lotteries. The MUSL also oversees 32 other popular state lottery games. Players can either take their winnings in an annuity payment plan or in a lump sum, which is still offered but at a considerably smaller amount.
The Powerball Lotto uses 2 different ball drums to pull the numbers and it was the first of its kind in the United States. Over the years the number of balls has varied, originally starting at picking five out of forty-five to five out of fifty-nine. Over the last twenty years all but six US states joined the Powerball lotto. Those states are Wyoming, Mississippi, Alabama, California, Nevada and Utah.
Every Wednesday and Saturday evening in Orlando Florida the United States Powerball Lottery is drawn. Millions of hopeful Americans tune into their televisions with lotto cards in hand waiting eagerly to see if they are the next big winner. Over the years several lucky players have won hundreds of millions of dollars with this very exciting lottery game!