Get ready for the next Powerball drawing with a whopping $1 billion jackpot. It is the third-largest prize in Powerball history and the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in the United States. According to Powerball, the estimated cash value of the grand prize is $516.8 million.
How to play Powerball?
Pick one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball and five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls to play Powerball. You can choose your numbers using a play slip or let the lottery terminal generate them at random. For an additional $1, you can add the Power Play feature, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, five or 10 times. The multiplier number is randomly selected before each drawing. The 10x multiplier applies when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less, while the Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million.
When is the next Powerball drawing?
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 PM ET, there are Powerball drawings. You can watch the live broadcast from the Florida Lottery draw studios in Tallahassee or stream it online at Powerball.com. On Wednesday, July 19, the next drawing is expected to happen.
Where can I buy Powerball tickets and how much do they cost?
Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Powerball tickets are available for $2 in 45 US states, including the Virgin Islands. In Idaho and Montana, you can opt for Power Play, which allows you to increase non-jackpot prizes by paying a minimum price of $3 per ticket.
Can I Buy Powerball Tickets Online?
You can purchase Powerball tickets in person from authorized retailers in participating states. Some US states also offer online ticket purchases through their lottery agency. Another option is to use Jackpot.com, an online lottery ticket platform, accessible through their website or mobile app.
What are the odds of winning the Powerball Jackpot?
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot remain at 1 in 292.2 million. The jackpot amount grows based on game sales and interest. Winners have the option of receiving the award in a lump sum or in 30 annual payments over 29 years. Remember that advertised award options do not include taxes.
Remember that all winning tickets must be redeemed in the same jurisdiction where they were purchased.
Good luck and may circumstances be on your side!