LotteyWorld:Introduction to Powerball

LotteyWorld:Introduction to Powerball

In this article we take a look over one of the world’s richest and most famous lotteries, the Powerball lottery of America.

If you’ve ever heard the name or seen some of the headlines about the crazy jackpots on offer, then this is the article for you.

We break down:

  • Powerball’s top selling points
  • The basic rules and your chance of winning
  • Compare Powerball to Mega Millions
  • Show you step by step how to play Powerball on LotteryWorld

Read on below to find out more about this amazing lottery and how you too could soon be in with a chance of becoming the next lottery billionaire.

Why you should play Powerball

For just a single ₹300 Powerball entry you get access to the minimum guaranteed jackpot of ₹300 Crore!

If the jackpot isn’t won it rolls over into the next draw.

In January 2016, Powerball’s signature unlimited rollovers took the jackpot up to an astonishing $1.586 billion!

Match the Powerball on its own to get your money back.

The rules of Powerball and winning percentages

To play Powerball you must choose five numbers between 1 and 69 as well as your Powerball between 1 and 26.

Match all 5 main draw numbers plus the Powerball to win the jackpot.

Jackpots are split between all winning ticket holders.

Below the jackpot, each prize winner receives a fixed amount, no matter how many people match that tier.

Draws are twice a week at 08:29 IST on Thursdays and Sundays.

Use the below table to see the prizes on offer and probability of winning:

Matches (+ Powerball) Prize Odds of Winning

Matches (+ Powerball)PrizeOdds of Winning
5 + 1Jackpot1 in 292,201,338
5 + 0₹7 Crore1 in 11,688,054
4 + 1₹37 Lakh1 in 913,129
4 +0₹7,5001 in 36,525
3 + 1₹7,5001 in 14,494
2 + 1₹5251 in 701
3 + 0₹5251 in 580
1 + 1₹3001 in 92
0 + 1₹3001 in 38

Powerball vs Mega Millions

Powerball and Mega Millions are the USA’s top two lotteries.

Both are playable on LotteryWorld, so let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between these titans.

The headline statistics are summarised in this table:

PowerballCategoryMega Millions
Thursday and SundayDraws (IST)Wednesday and Saturday
₹300Purchase Price₹300
5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26Numbers to Play5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25
₹300 CroreGuaranteed Jackpot₹299 Crore
$1.586 billionRecord Jackpot$1.537 billion
1 in 292,201,338Jackpot Winning Odds1 in 302,575,350
1 in 24.9Overall Winning Odds1 in 24
₹300Smallest Prize₹150

As you can see, these massive lotteries are super similar in almost every major aspect.

Powerball has slightly better odds than Mega Millions for its top jackpot, as well as double the prize for matching only one ball (Powerball and Mega Ball, respectively).

Mega Millions, meanwhile, has the slightly better odds of winning a prize overall.

There are a few subtle differences in the mid-range prizes, see extensive analysis in our Top 5 Recommended Lotteries article.

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Which lottery you choose may come down to what day of the week you are looking to play on and the jackpot on offer for the next draw. Good luck!!!

How to play Powerball

1.Log in to your LotteryWorld account

Tap the My Account icon to log in to your account.

If you haven’t already registered, sign up using our How to Register guide.

Log in to your LotteryWorld account

2.Make a deposit

All purchases on LotteryWorld need to be made with your account balance.

Tap your balance to add funds to your account.

See our How to Deposit guide for help.

Make a deposit

3.Play a single Powerball line

The quickest way to get to Powerball is to hit its “Play Now” link on the homepage.

Play a single Powerball line

3.1. Choose your numbers

Touch any number to add it to your selection or use “Quick Pick” to get a random selection.

To deselect any highlighted number, tap it again and choose a new number.

Press “Done” to confirm your selection.

Choose your numbers

3a. Play four Powerball lines

From the homepage, press the Menu button to bring up the sidebar.

In the Powerball section, choose “Play Numbers” to have 4 Quick Pick lines added.

Alternatively, tap “4 Quick Picks” to take 4 Quick Pick lines straight to checkout.

Play four Powerball lines

3a.1. Makes changes to your Powerball lines

“Play Numbers” brings you to this screen.
Press “ADD QUICK PICK” to quickly add another random line, the ticket icon to add another line with your choice of numbers, or use the trash can to remove a line.

Makes changes to your Powerball lines

4.Subscribe to save 10%

“Subscribe” to enter 8 draws with a discount of 10%!

Otherwise, choose from the “HOW MANY DRAWS?” options to enter 1 – 8 draws at the normal price.

“Add To Cart” to go to the checkout.

Subscribe to save 10%

5.Make your purchase

If you have a Promotion Code, now is the time to use it.

“Pay Now” to buy your lines and wait to see if your numbers come up!

Make your purchase

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