The official powerball site provides information about the lottery game and its jackpots. It contains a history of the game, news and updates about winnings, and details about how to play the game.
The game is played by choosing five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and one number from a set of 26 red Powerballs. If all six numbers are correct, the winner wins the grand prize. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
Tickets cost $2 per play and are available at participating lotteries. The ticket costs an additional $1 if players select the optional Power Play feature. The feature increases the Match 5 prize by double and increases non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.
In the United States, Powerball is offered in 45 states and Washington, D.C., as well as Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the jackpot are one chance in 292.2 million, and the prize is paid out in a lump sum or an annuity.
Powerball was first introduced in 1992 as a replacement for Lotto*America, which had been the dominant US lottery game. It has been sold in more than 50 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom and Canada.
A multi-state lottery, Powerball is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association. All 48 participating jurisdictions are required to submit their sales and play data before the drawing can be held. The drawing delay was caused by one participating lottery that needed more time to process its sales and plays, the Multi-State Lottery Association said overnight.
In addition to its multi-state draw, Powerball has a national rollover feature. If no player wins the jackpot, it rolls over to the next drawing and awards a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) prize to another player. The minimum jackpot is $20 million, and the rollover amount increases by a small amount for each subsequent drawing.
The game is a favorite among the elderly. It has been reported that people in their 90s and older are more likely to buy Powerball tickets.
It is also a popular choice for college students and people who are on fixed incomes, as it does not require a large investment. However, the odds of winning are extremely long and it can take a while to claim a prize.
A Florida lottery ticket holder matched all five white balls in Saturday’s drawing and won $2 million. In addition, six tickets won a $1 million prize, 17 won $150,000 and 80 won $50,000.
Powerball has a minimum jackpot of $20 million, and the prize increases by a small amount for each subsequent draw. The minimum jackpot is paid out in an annuity, and the winner has to pay federal tax on their prize.
In addition to its jackpot, Powerball also offers a second-tier prize of $1 million. The second-tier prize is paid out to players who have matched five white balls and a red Powerball. 파워볼사이트추천