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Powerball – All you need to know!

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What is Powerball?

Powerball is the most popular lottery game in the USA. Currently 45 out of the 50 states offer it. The game is gaining huge popularity in Australia and India as well. Powerball itself is the name of the special red ball.

The lottery game is owned by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in the States and by Tatts Group in Australia.

How to play Powerball?

To play you need to buy a $2 ticket from a Hoosier Lottery retailer and write the numbers required.

For the white balls you need to select five numbers from 1 to 69 and for the red Powerball – a number from 1 to 26.

To win, you need to guess at least 3 of the numbers.

You can also buy a ticket with PowerPlay, costing you an extra dollar. What the PowerPlay does is to multiply your winnings (except those from the jackpot).

How to play Powerball online?

How to buy tickets online is fairly easy.

There are a couple of online options for example where you can purchase tickets and participate in the draw.

Indian customers can purchase them from lottosmile.in where agents buy the tickets from authorized local retailers from their behalf.

When is Powerball drawn?

In America, the drawings are held weekly on Wednesday and Saturday from 10:59 pm ET.

For Australia the day of the drawings is Thursday at 8:30 pm AEST.

You can watch them on local broadcasting programs. To see if you win though, you can download a free app and check your ticket there.

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How many numbers are there in Powerball?

Every game consists of 6 numbers- five white, and one red, called the Powerball.

You can either choose your own lucky numbers, or purchase a Quick Pick, consisting of six random numbers.

Around 75 percent of all tickets sold are Quick Picks.

How many numbers do I have to guess for prize?

To win a prize you must match at least 2 numbers and the Powerball. To hit the jackpot though you need to match all numbers – the five white balls, and the Powerball.

What are the odds of winning in Powerball?

The odds of winning the Great Prize in the lottery is 1 in 292,201,338. This is more than 24 times less likely to happen than the chance of becoming an astronaut!

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What are the biggest wins?

The biggest win was from a jackpot of the striking $1.586 billion in 2016. Second place goes to $768.4 million in 2019 and the third one: $758.7 million back in 2017.

The state counting most wins is Indiana, which is considered lucky for its contribution to snatching the most Powerball prizes!

How to win in Powerball?

As with anything in life, in order to make the odds higher, you need to have more tries. In Powerball it is no different. To have a better chance of winning, buy and play with more than one ticket.

When choosing numbers, it would be best to choose non-consecutive numbers. It is highly unlikely that 6 consecutive numbers can win you the Great Prize.

And last but not least, play for the fun of it and don’t get too caught up in the prize!

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