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About The US Powerball2018-06-20T09:20:12+00:00

JACKPOT STARTS AT $40 000 000

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JACKPOT STARTS AT $3 000 000

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ABOUT

US POWERBALL LOTTERY

Most people know about the popular American lottery, US Powerball. If you haven’t heard of it before, then get ready to have your socks knocked off because this is seriously one party you don’t want to miss out on! We are honored to know that you are first learning about the US Powerball on our site. But let’s not waste any more time babbling on. Let’s dive straight into this juicy turkey!

The US Powerball is a multi-state American lottery game that is played in 44 states in America as well as by many millions of others online.

Draws for the US Powerball are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 pm Eastern time. Since the most recent game change, Powerball uses a total of 69 white balls and 26 red balls. Five white balls and drawn and one red ball to make up the winning number sequence for each draw. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338 per play.

To be eligible to play, the person must be 18 or older to purchase Powerball tickets over the counter or online through a concierge service.

The US Powerball has had some incredibly large jackpots over the years. The Powerball draws are held live at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. They used to be held at ITC Studios in West Des Moines, Iowa when the lottery game was in its infancy. Keep in mind that Powerball cannot be played by mail because it’s illegal. Non-US citizens can legally play, and they are still eligible to win, too. If they do, they will be asked to claim their prize in the same manner as any other US citizen would.

ALL ABOUT THAT WIN

The minimum jackpot amount starts at $40 million and when there are no jackpot winners in a draw, the prize rolls over and is even larger for the next future draw. When a winner wins the Powerball jackpot, they have the opportunity to choose between a cash option and an annuity which gradually pays out the winnings over a period of 30 years.

The taxes on your winnings would differ, however. Usually, federal taxes on a non-US citizen are around 30%. Individual states have different tax structures, too and that’s something to be aware of. In summary, even if you’re not a US citizen, you can still play and win Powerball, and you are responsible for paying the same amount of tax as any other US citizen would pay.

If the jackpot is won by more than one individual then the prize will be equally split amongst the winners. When looking at a current Powerball jackpot, the player must keep in mind that the amount seen represents the total payments that would be paid to the winner if they claim their prize using the annuity option.

If there is no winner in a draw, then the prize pool rolls over into the next drawing, thereby creating an even bigger jackpot. This prize pool is the cash that will then be paid out to the jackpot winner if they decide to choose the cash option.

A player doesn’t necessarily have to win the jackpot to win a prize in a Powerball draw. There is also something called “consolation prizes” which means that if a player lands in any other tiers, they could win a prize depending on how many numbers they have matched. Let’s break it down.

Match 5 Balls Plus Powerball
$0
Match 5 Balls
$0
Match 4 Plus Powerball
$0
Match 4 Balls
$0
Match 3 Plus Powerball
$0
Match 3 Balls
$0
Match 2 Plus Powerball
$0
Match Powerball