The Best US Lottery – Your Chance to Win Big
Did you know you could win a ridiculous sum of money by simply playing a game? In January 2016, a lottery game called Powerball produced the largest lottery jackpot in history: $1.586 billion! Now it’s time for you too to start playing Powerball lottery, and who knows? One day you just might win big! But before you start playing, it’d be best if you get acquainted with the game: how it’s played, its history, the biggest wins, how you can play Powerball online, and more.
So sit back, relax and learn what Powerball lottery is all about and how it could potentially lead you to great wealth and success!
What is Powerball and how do you play it?
USA Powerball is an American lottery game offered by 44 states in the USA, as well as by Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C. The game is coordinated by the MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association).
How is Powerball played? In a basic game of Powerball, where the minimum betting amount is $2, players choose five numbers from a set of 69 white balls, and one number from set of 26 red Powerballs. The number of the red Powerball can be the same as one of the numbers of the white balls. Numbers are either chosen by the players themselves or automatically by the terminal, in what is called an “easy pick” or a “quick pick”.
To determine the winning numbers, five balls are drawn from the white ball machine, and one ball is drawn from the Powerball machine. To win, one must have at least three matches with the white balls or have a match with the red Powerball.
Like many lottery games that have crossed over to our computer screens, Powerball too can be played online nowadays, and indeed, many people enjoy playing Powerball online and make great wins.
The history of USA Powerball
Powerball goes back nearly 30 years; it originally began as a game called Lotto*America in 1988. In 1992 its name was changed to Powerball and it became the first lottery game to use two drums. In 1996, it was broadcast on TV for the first time. Over the years many states have joined the Powerball lottery and it has had several format changes. Today it is one of the most popular games in the U.S. lottery.
Major Powerball wins, and how you can win, too
Besides the win we mentioned earlier, Powerball has produced some other incredible wins throughout its history. In May 2013, a ticket purchased in Florida won $590.5 million; in February 2006, eight people from Nebraska who purchased a ticket together won $365 million; in October 2005, a family from Oregon won $340 million in December 2002, a man in West Virginia won $314.9 million; in August 2007, a retired man from Ohio won $314 million; and in November 2011 three financial executives from Connecticut shared a win of $254.2 million.
And these are just the wins above $250 million! Winning a couple of millions or even several hundred thousand dollars could be pretty awesome too, and it could happen to you if you give Powerball a try!
Playing Powerball online – it could change your life!
You might think that in order to play Powerball, you’d have to buy lottery tickets in stores. But actually, you don’t even have to get out of your house to do that. Today, you can buy Powerball lottery tickets online from the comfort of your home. You can choose any numbers you’d like or use the quick pick/easy pick option to have them chosen for you.
Playing online has the advantage of maximizing your chances to win, since there is no limit to the number of lines one can play. Although the maximum number for lines per ticket is 10, you can buy multiple tickets and participate in numerous draws – thus having a greater chance of winning.