Powerball Results Online — Latest Powerball Lottery Numbers
Powerball, formally known as lotto America before its renaming in 1992, is an amazing lottery game. Since its first draw in 1978, the lotto has continuously hosted draws in all the different states of the USA. However, players outside the United States can access the game online at Multilotto. The only requirement is that you are above 18 years of age. Beyond this, you get to play whether as a single player or in the syndicate mode (playing as a group) to increase your chances of winning.
Up to date, the lottery has awarded over 473,026 lucky winners from around the globe. These wins include the massive jackpots and the other 8 possible wins in the draw. Powerball has paid out $6,189, 907 as wins in the mini draws. To join these players all you need to purchase a ticket at your retailers or simply do it at the comfort of your home with Multilotto, then await the Powerball numbers during the draw for your chance of winning.
Exciting USA Powerball Lottery Stories
The Biggest Jackpot In Powerball History
If no player matches the 6 numbers, the jackpot amount for that draw is rolled over to the next one. In January 2016, the Jackpot amount for that draw had amounted to an enormous $1,586,400,000. Three lucky players had matched the numbers right, one from Florida, a couple from Tennessee and another couple from California. As a general rule, if more than one player hits the jackpot, the amount is divided equally among them. In this particular draw, they all walked away with $327.8 million, (before taxation). They also had an option get the amount in 30 annual payments but chose to pick it in a lump sum.
The Massive $758.7 Million win
At the end of summer, in August 2017, a 53-year-old Mavis Wanczyk won the second highest jackpot ever won in Powerball history. The hospital worker from Massachusetts bagged a mighty $758.7 million win. The most amazing part was the system she used to pick his lucky numbers. They were all numbers from her birth date, so maybe you could try this and await the lottery results tonight and try your luck too. This jackpot is actually the highest amount won by a single ticket.
Apart from the top two, there are many more occasions where excellent jackpot wins were made. In 2015, a resident of Michigan, known as Julie Leach won $310 million. She chose to get a lump sum amount and went home with $ 140 million. During the same year, three lucky players also won a $564 million jackpot that was divided amongst them.
Other Major Jackpots Won In Powerball
On May 18, 2013, a very lucky Gloria Mackenzie won the only winning ticket for the $590 million dollar jackpot. The 84-year-old explained how while she was purchasing the ticket another player was kind enough to let her pass the queue to purchase the winning ticket. In the previous year, on 28 November, two lucky players get to win and split the $587.5 million win.
on 15th February 2015, three lucky players, Andrew Weber, Marie Holmes and an anonymous player from Puerto Rico won the $559.7 million jackpot. Staying anonymous when you win the lottery is also an option, as long as you present the winning ticket to the Powerball team which at Multilotto is done for you for the mini draws and deposited into your account. A single ticket won the Powerball draw on 6th January 2018 and was worth $559.7 million.
Types of Lottery Services
There are two types of online lottery services. The first is a messenger service which employs a specialist secure courier to buy the ticket on your behalf. A small fee is charged to buy the ticket but there are no commissions on any prizes whatsoever.
The second type of lottery service is where you bet on the outcome of the Powerball lottery. The odds, prizes and most importantly of all, the jackpot, are exactly the same. Large jackpots are covered by using sophisticated insurance models. The cost of the ticket is often exactly the same as the face value of the real Powerball ticket. Again, there are no commissions on any of your winnings. Whatever you win you get to keep all of it.
USA Powerball: How to win & How it works
After purchasing your ticket, pick five random numbers between 1 and 69, these are usually the white balls. Next, pick just one red ball, with the numbers between one and 26. Alternatively, Multilotto assists you in this process with the quick pick feature that makes the random pick for you. If you pick the 6 numbers right, you win the jackpot whose minimum is $40 million. Tickets go for just €3.50 per line. The Powerball draw takes plays every Saturday and Tuesday of the week. The draws are all televised in the states but Multilotto users get to see the results immediately after the completion of the draws.
Apart from the jackpot, the prizes you win are dependent on which numbers you made a correct pick on. If you matched a red and white ball you get a €4 win, you also get the same amount for matching just one red ball right. Matching three white balls guarantees a win of €7 which is the same amount you get for matching one red ball plus two white balls.