Whether or not you’re a lottery player, you may know about the Power Ball lottery game. The Power Ball game is a national lottery game that consists of five white balls and one red ball that’s drawn out of a drum. The first Power Ball drawing occurred on April 22, 1992. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the after its first drawing, the Power Ball became the number one lottery game in America.
The Power Ball drawings take place on every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 pm Eastern Time. You can check your local listings here for the station that shows the Power Ball drawing. Players can win the jackpot if they have the matching ticket that matches all of the balls that were drawn during the drawing. If you’re the grand prize winner, Power Ball gives you two options on how you can receive your money. The first option is to receive 29 payments over the next 30 years (the pay then will increase each year by percentage set in the Power Ball rules) where you receive the payments in increments.
The second option is a lump sum option where you’ll receive all of the winnings in one check. There are also second prize winners who can win if they match the five white balls drawn. The second prize is $1,000,000 and you’re paid in cash when you match the red Power Ball. For more information on playing the Power Ball game, you can visit their “How to Play” webpage. If you have a question about the Power Ball, you can look at the FAQ section or you can look at the History and Odds of Winning section as well. Since it is a national lottery game, the odds of winning are extremely high. Right now, the odds for winning the Power Ball game is 1 in 175,223,510.00. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a lucky winner! The tickets that you can purchase only cost $2, and you’re able to purchase Power Ball tickets at participating locations. To view who’s an authorized Power Ball ticket seller, you can go to the Power Ball Map. At the Power Ball Map you can click on which state you’re from and it brings you to that state’s lotto site.
The current jackpot is estimated at $166 Million dollars, with a $77.3 Million dollar cash value! What would you buy with $127 Million? Don’t have a chance to view the winning numbers on TV? Sign up through email and get the winning numbers in your inbox.
Although the Power Ball Jackpot has high odds, there’s still a chance you can win! Even if you don’t win the grand prize, there’s still a second prize that you can win. It’s like having two chances to win in one game! Every Wednesday and Saturday the Power Balls are drawn, so make sure you get your tickets to play 59 minutes before a drawing. Good Luck!