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Powerball is one of the most widely played lottery games in the U.S. Offered by 44 states, the lottery is managed by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
Powerball holds the record of producing the largest jackpot of $1.586 billion in history. Three winners shared the prize.
The minimum guaranteed jackpot for Powerball is $40 million. Powerball results are announced every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 PM EST. Ticket sales close at 10:00 PM EST. Jackpot winners can either choose to receive a lump sum amount or get the entire amount annuitized.
The lottery uses a 5/69 plus 1/26 matrix, meaning five numbers are drawn from a pool of sixty-nine numbers and a Powerball number is drawn from 26 balls. Players who want to participate in the lottery must pay a fee of $2 per game.
Those using the Power Play option need to pay $3 per entry. When activated, the Power Play option enhances lower-tier winnings by up to 5 or 10 times (when the jackpot is less than $150 million).
Powerball winnings are subject to state and federal taxes. Depending on their state, players get anywhere between 90 days to a year to claim their prizes. To play the game, a player must be at least 18 years of age, except in Nebraska where players below 19 years of age are not admitted, and Arizona, Iowa, and Louisiana where the legal age to play the game is 21 years.
Last Powerball Results
Draw date: May 4, 2019
Winning numbers: 6 16 23 30 61 2 (Powerball)
Jackpot: $199 million
Next U.S. Powerball results to be announced on May 8, 2019, estimated jackpot: $215 million
How to play Powerball
Players playing from the U.S. can visit a local authorized store to buy Powerball tickets. After deciding the number of plays they want, players need to pick any five numbers of their choice from 1-69 and a Powerball between 1 and 26. Those who do not want to pick their numbers manually can activate the Quick Pick option. Players need to pay $2 per game. Those who avail the Power Play option must pay $1 per game extra.
How to play Powerball online
Players who want to participate in the lottery from outside the country can play Powerball online with Lottomania. After creating an account with them, players must choose five numbers of their choice from a pool of 69 numbers and a Powerball number between 1 and 26.
Those who do not want to select their numbers can use the Quick Pick option to authorize the system to pick numbers on their behalf. Once U.S. Powerball results are announced, we inform the winners via email.
Recent Powerball Results
|05/01/2019||5, 23, 28, 56, 66||17||$181 millions|
|04/27/2019||2, 29, 41, 45, 62||6||$166 millions|
|04/24/2019||6, 32, 35, 36, 65||4||$150 millions|
|04/20/2019||3, 27, 30, 63, 65||1||$136 millions|