How to Play

Powerball's predecessor began in 1988 and was known as Lotto*America. Renamed Powerball on April 19, 1992; Powerball's first drawing was held on April 22. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday; jackpots start rolling at US$40 million and they can rise rapidly. Its record jackpot of US$590 million was won by 1 lucky lottery player from Florida and was the second largest payout in the history of American weekly lotteries.

Pick 5 numbers from 1 to 59. Then pick 1 “Powerball” from 1 to 35. If you match all 6 numbers, you’re a jackpot winner. If there is no jackpot winner, the top prize rolls over to the next draw. There are 9 prize levels in Powerball including the jackpot, so if you don’t win the jackpot, you may still be eligible for a cash payout.

Prize Matches Odds
1st (jackpot) 5 + 1 1 in 292,201,338
2nd 5 1 in 11,688,053
3rd 4 + 1 1 in 913,129
4th 4 1 in 36,525
5th 3 + 1 1 in 14,494
6th 3 1 in 579
7th 2 + 1 1 in 701
8th 1 + 1 1 in 92
9th 0 + 1 1 in 38

How it Works

What is Powerball?

USA Powerball is a favourite among players who like to play for extreme jackpots. It’s record jackpot of US$590 million was the second-largest in American lottery history, and its minimum jackpots of US$40 million are considerably larger than most other weekly lotteries. Regular rollovers are a feature of the USA Powerball game and a large part of the reason why USA Powerball has such a loyal player base.

How does it work?

You need to pick 5 numbers from between 1 and 59. After that, pick 1 Powerball number from between 1 and 35. The Powerball number is drawn separately from the main numbers. If you match all 6 numbers, you’re a jackpot winner. USA Powerball has 8 prize levels in addition to the jackpot, so there are plenty of ways to win cash prizes in this game.

What does it pay?

The jackpot gets rolling at a guaranteed US$40 million and builds from there. Rollover jackpots of US$100 million are frequent, and the record USA Powerball jackpot is US$590 million.

What happens after buying a Ticket?

Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your Powerball Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send a scanned copy directly to your email. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.

How much does it cost to play?

The exact price of your Powerball ticket depends on how many lines you’d like to play and how many draws you want to play for. Remember, the price you pay includes all our service fees and taxes. We do not charge any deductions or commissions of any kind. You keep everything you win.

When is the deadline for buying Tickets?

The deadline for buying your tickets is usually around 5 hours before the draw itself. The amount of time you have left is clearly shown on the website. We recommend that you order in plenty of time if you don’t want to miss out.

How do I know if I have won?

After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by the relevant lottery operator. As soon as we get this information, it will be communicated via email and, if you have won a major prize, we will contact you directly as soon as we can. All results can also be viewed on our website.

What happens when I win?

BuyLottoOnline will automatically claim your prize and it will be credited to your account. For some larger prizes you may need to make the claim yourself or more information may be need. Our Winners Support Team will contact you to discuss this and guide you through the entire process.

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