The US Powerball is the “smaller sibling” to the US Mega Millions lotto game. Do not be fooled by that statement though; as the US Powerball game is also hugely popular, and also boasts one of the biggest jackpot prizes ever given away by any lottery game anywhere on this planet – an astronomical $590.5 million, which is within sniffing distance of the Mega Millions’ record-breaking $656 million! Like the Mega Millions, it too is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game which is enjoyed by 44 states in the USA, and it too includes the same options for either a one-time lump sum payment or annuity payments spanning 30 years.
While it may share much in common with its lotto sibling, it is still a force to be reckoned with in its own right. In fact, it is often referred to as one of the biggest jackpot games in the world! It is also unique in that it has one of the highest guaranteed minimum jackpot amounts that you will find anywhere – $40 million to be exact. It is also especially impressive, as it is one of the very few games where you could become an instant millionaire by not even matching up all the balls correctly – yes, that’s right – the second tier prize is a scintillating $1 million!
The game process is simple; the US Powerball lottery makes use of two draw machines, which makes it similar to the US Mega Millions game as well. The player needs to select five numbers from a range of 1-59 balls (the main numbers), and additionally a single ball from a range of 1-35 balls (the red Powerball number). A successful match-up of these six balls (5+1) will result in a jackpot win! The US Powerball draws take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday at 22h59 ET. If you are unable to watch the live drawings, then rest assured that the full and detailed US lotto results will be posted on lottoonline1.com after every draw! Good luck!