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.
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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)||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5 + 1||Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338|
|5 + 0||₹7 Crore||1 in 11,688,054|
|4 + 1||₹37 Lakh||1 in 913,129|
|4 +0||₹7,500||1 in 36,525|
|3 + 1||₹7,500||1 in 14,494|
|2 + 1||₹525||1 in 701|
|3 + 0||₹525||1 in 580|
|1 + 1||₹300||1 in 92|
|0 + 1||₹300||1 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:
|Thursday and Sunday||Draws (IST)||Wednesday and Saturday|
|5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||Numbers to Play||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25|
|₹300 Crore||Guaranteed Jackpot||₹299 Crore|
|$1.586 billion||Record Jackpot||$1.537 billion|
|1 in 292,201,338||Jackpot Winning Odds||1 in 302,575,350|
|1 in 24.9||Overall Winning Odds||1 in 24|
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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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.
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.
3.Play a single Powerball line
The quickest way to get to Powerball is to hit its “Play Now” link on the homepage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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