The Powerball lottery is one of the most famous lotteries in the world. It’s an American lottery and it has the largest jackpot in the history of lotteries.
Despite being American lottery, Powerball websites have appeared making it accessible worldwide.
What is the Powerball lottery?
The Powerball lottery started early in 1988 under the name of Lotto America. In 1992, Powerball was formed with the new format and new games. The first draw took place on April 19, 1992.
It was the first game to adapt the now popular two drum concept where you take numbers from two different containers. After then various lottery websites used the same format. You can compare Powerball lottery to the Kerala State Lotteries.
The Powerball game includes 5 main numbers between 1 and 69 and one Powerball number between 1 and 26. You can win big jackpot with this game. You can select your numbers but you can also be given numbers that are completely random if you want.
Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:59 ET (Thursdays and Sundays 08:29 IST).
Powerball jackpot considered as world’s largest lottery jackpot as well. In 2016, three winners shared $1.586 billion which is around 11229 crore in Indian currency.
The minimum jackpot is also decent and you can get a big amount. The Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million and has a rollover of $10 million each time the jackpot is not won. An Indian player has also won the jackpot worth 245.6 million US dollars.
If you win the jackpot you get two options. First, get the whole jackpot in one lump sum or second, get it paid out over 30 years. You will get one payment annually.
The downside of taking it all in one lump sum is, the jackpot is counted if it were paid in a 30-year plan. If you take it as a cash lump sum, a portion of the jackpot will be deducted.
Buy Powerball tickets in India
As we mentioned that an Indian player won the jackpot of 245.6 million dollars. Indian player can buy Powerball tickets from India or from various websites.
What you have to do? You have to go to a Powerball agent that accepts Indian players and make an account. You can pick a random lottery website and you can get offer as well. You can also get free ticket on the site but it’s not available on all websites.
Play Powerball online
Let’s understand how you can play Powerball online.
- First, choose a lottery website and create an account. After creating the new account, you are ready to play Powerball.
- Now choose your numbers – 5 main numbers and 1 Powerball number. You can also choose a randomized number.
- Now you have to decide how much you want to playlike one draw, several draws or maybe a subscription. You can try subscription to miss any draw.
- Wait for your draw. If you’re a lucky player and then you can win the jackpot.
It’s all about the luck. Keep trying and repeat our steps. You can win a jackpot anytime.
If you want to increase your chances of winning, you should buy more tickets. Lottery syndicate is a great option. It means you can buy more tickets and a group of people can buy tickets. You can share the winning price. You can increase your winning chances.
Powerball provides 24/7 customer support. They provide tons of guide for the new users to understand its functions. You will get answer of each and every question regarding the games, buying the tickets, transactions and much more. For more information, you can try out their FAQ page.
- Can I play Powerball from India?
Yes, you can play Powerball in India. Indian player can buy Powerball tickets from India or from various websites.
- How do I play Powerball Lottery from India?
First, create an account at any lottery site. Second, buy a ticket and you’re ready to play.
- What is the cost of a Powerball Lottery ticket in India?
They charge $2 to buy a physical ticket in US. In India, the price is around 200 rupees.
- What is the biggest Powerball Jackpot winning by an Indian?
The biggest jackpot in world is more than Rs. 11229 crores and an Indian player won the biggest jackpot worth 245.6 million US dollars.
- When the Powerball draw takes place?
Powerball draw takes place on Wednesday and Saturday at 22:59 ET (Thursdays and Sundays 08:29 IST).