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Powerball Rules & FAQs explained

You have questions about Powerball, draws, withdrawals or how you can participate from all around Europe? Answers can be found in our Powerball FAQs.

The US Powerball lottery is quite simply explained. It is about the weekly draw of the lottery numbers a total of 5 out of 69 and the so-called Powerball number, consisting of the numbers between 1 and 29, right to type. Participation in the lottery is via the Ticket Ticket, which may be completed and submitted online at known locations in the United States or online. The lottery ticket consists of a total of six keypads, in each of which you can make a tip to secure yourself the great opportunity to win a jackpot in the millions or even billions of dollars. To give more than six tips and thus increase your own chances, of course, several bills can be played.

Anyone who has activated the PowerPlay option on the betting slip will receive up to a 10-fold profit in the winning categories 2-9. In addition to the lottery numbers, the PowerPlay factor two, three, four, five or ten is determined by separate draw; All winnings from the second prize class will be multiplied by this. Winnings in the second prize class are automatically doubled.

Powerball draws take place twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday at 5:00 CET.

The largest powerball jackpot ever paid was $ 1.586 billion. This huge jackpot was won on January 13, 2016 and shared by three winners from California, Florida and Tennessee.

Yes, in order to participate in the Powerball lottery, the age of 18 must be completed in most states. In some US states such as Nebraska at least the age of 19 must be completed and in Arizona, Iowa and Louisiana, participation is currently only allowed at the age of 21 years. From Germany can be taken online at the age of 18 years.

Powerball lottery tickets can also be purchased outside the US. The Internet and numerous platforms such as Lottostar24, Tipp24 and Lottoland offer fans of the US Powerball Lottery the opportunity to get a chance on one of the largest jackpots in the world, even outside the US. The profit is then paid out to a previously created customer account.

Yes, lottery winnings in the US are generally taxed. There are, however, a few points to note, because not in every state, these taxes are the same and not on every amount won these taxes. If you participate online in Powerball from Germany, you will not be charged any taxes.

Participating in the US Powerball Lottery costs $ 2 per typing field and $ 3 when using the Powerplay option. The costs of online Powerball games vary and are in most cases € 3.50. 

The official Powerball website allows you to view current as well as past winning numbers. This can be very useful if you like to play regularly with the same numbers and want to know how often they were drawn in the past draws. With digital participation, your winnings are automatically transferred to your player account.

The day of the week has no influence on your chances of winning. The Gwinn probability on the Powerball jackpot is the same on both days.

The US Powerball has a total of 9 different prize categories, under which the total prize money is divided. A win in class 1 means 5 right + powerball. For a win in the last winning class, only the additional number and thus the power ball must be typed correctly. 

The Powerball draw takes place every Thursday and Sunday of our time live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, at 5 o'clock. The following website: http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_stations.asp contains an overview of all TV stations that broadcast the drawings live. 

The period until which a Powerball prize must be claimed varies by state. In general, the period is between 60 days and one year. In the case of digital participation, your prize will automatically be transferred to your player account after the draw.

Keeping the US Powerball jackpot prize anonymous depends on the state in which the jackpot is hit. When participating in the Internet, this is possible.

The average winning percentage on Powerball is 1 to 24.87 and the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 to 292,201,338.

If a Jackpot winner has opted for a payout in installments and dies before he has received all the installments, the remainder of the prize is credited to the heirs. Upon receipt of an official court order, the annual installments will continue to be paid to the heirs of the winner. 

If more than one player has the good fortune to have typed all the numbers + power number correctly, there will be a "shared jackpot", which divides the prize among all participants with the correct typed numbers.

Powerball has a guaranteed minimum jackpot. This is around $ 40 million.

 Winning the Powerball jackpot offers two different payout types: the cash option and the anual variant. Here, the winners can either opt for a one-time payment or an annual installment. The one-time payment is the most frequently chosen option of the participants.

Gains that are not collected within a specific time frame set forth in the policies will be governed by the relevant jurisdiction of the state; but they can also benefit other lotteries. Since all winnings are transferred automatically online, this is a pure phenomenon in the US. 

There is no upper limit for the US Powerball. The jackpot goes up until it is hit by one or more players. 

The lottery tickets for Powerball can be purchased until about one hour before the official draw on the day of the draw and submitted to the collection points. However, the opening times of individual collection points may vary from state to state. Online, each Powerball platform sets its own deadlines.