Powerball Winning Numbers
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Powerball lottery jackpot winner numbers for USA
Check the past 15 days result numbers along with multiplier here. If you want to see the winning number's history then you can go to Powerball Past Winning Numbers page.
Powerball has the highest jackpot among all the lotteries. The recent jackpot was $137 Million, and the next upcoming Jackpot is $147 Million. For a detailed report, you can check this Powerball Jackpot Analysis page. It starts from $20 Million and keeps increasing until it finds a Jackpot winner. It increased by $10 Million approximately on each draw that doesn't produce a Jackpot. So you have a chance be a millionaire by sitting at home. Don't get late, Play and win a prize now.
Check the detailed analysis of the last 12 months' drawn numbers and their combinations. This research will surely be going to help you to pick the numbers correctly and improve the odds of winning. There are some triplets also which were drawn multiple times in Powerball. So there are many more interesting facts to know.
- About Powerball Lottery
- Prizes and odds of winning
- How many ways to win?
- How to win? (Tip)
- Lottery drawing days and timing
- What is PowerPlay option?
- How much is the ticket price??
- Does order matter of chosen numbers?
- What is Multi-Draw?
- Chances of winning in Powerball
- What is the annuity option, and why choose it?
- How to claim winning prize?
- How much tax to pay on winning amount?
- What happens if I lost my ticket?
About Powerball Lottery
Powerball is a lottery game that is popular in America (USA). And the draw of this lottery takes place at Tallahassee, Florida. There are six balls in Powerball lottery and each has a number written on it. Five balls are white, and one ball is red. This lotto is being played actively in all states of the US except Nevada, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii. History of this lottery is really interesting, It started in 1992 to raise funds for good cause. It is giving a fair chance to anyone can become a millionaire. Nowadays, you can play it by sitting at home because everything is available online. In its early days, the Ticket price was $1 for each play, and powerplay was additional $1 if you want to choose. Later the ticket price has been raised to $2, and power play remains the same. It has numbers from 1 to 69, and you have to choose five numbers to play a game. Power Ball has numbers from 1 to 26, and you have to choose one number. Read more about Powerball
Prizes and odds of winning
|Match 5 + PB||1 out of 292,201,338|
|Match 5||1 out of 11,688,053|
|Match 4 + PB||1 out of 913,129|
|Match 4||1 out of 36,525|
|Match 3 + PB||1 out of 14,494|
|Match 3||1 out of 579|
|Match 2 + PB||1 out of 701|
|Match 1 + PB||1 out of 91|
|PB||1 out of 38|
|Match 5 + PB||Jackpot|
|Match 5||$1 Million|
|Match 4 + PB||$50,000|
|Match 3 + PB||$100|
|Match 2 + PB||$7|
|Match 1 + PB||$4|
How many ways to win Powerball?
You can win in 9 different ways in the Powerball lottery of the US. This lottery Draw has five white balls and one red ball that is Power Ball or PB. Here on our, you can check all the results on time. Here is the list of 9 combinations to match the winning numbers in this lottery.
How many payouts in Powerball lottery?
There are 9 payouts in this lottery you must know if you are playing this lottery in the US. There is no extra payout apart from this list. So always keep in mind that your numbers must match accordingly to get the benefit of matching payout.
List of Payouts:-
- Match 5 white balls + PB Hurrah!!! You win a Jackpot. You matched all five white balls and as well as red Power Ball too.
- Match 5 white balls In this case, you match five white balls but not a Power Ball. You don't win a Jackpot, but still, you win huge. That's a large amount of money $1 million or $2 million depends on ticket sales and power play choice.
- Match 4 white balls + PB This is the case where you fell short to won a million but still get a large amount of money starting from $50K. This money will be multiplied by 2, 3 or 10 if you choose power play.
- Match 4 white balls This will get you to win a prize, but the amount is not enough to enjoy the winning, but it will boost your confidence for further drawings. Prize amount starts from $100 and will be multiplied according to your power play if you choose.
- Match 3 white balls + PB The prize money for this case is similar to the match four white balls case.
- Match 3 white balls The prize amount for this winning combination is starting from $7, and the power play option will remain the same as in the above cases.
- Match 2 white balls + PB The prize amount will act in the same fashion as in the above match three balls case.
- Match 1 white ball + PB You will surely win a prize with this winning combination, but the amount is starting from just $4. This will only get you to recover your ticket price and nothing else.
- Match PB Only This is also the case if you match only the red ball, and no white ball. Here your winning amount will be the same as the above case, starting from $4 only.
How to win Powerball?
Some numbers pop out very frequently in draws, and choosing them could get you a chance to win a prize. So check History of Powerball winning numbers and analyze the data of drawn numbers, and that will get you an idea that which numbers you should choose. This is a tip which you can take from here, and always win some prize at least.
There are few such numbers also in the list those have come less frequently in many past draws, so you can ignore them and improve your chances to win a prize.
These are the ways you can win a prize in this lotto, or better to say improve your winning odds.
What are the Powerball lottery drawing days and timing?
Powerball Drawing days are Wednesday and Saturday, and the timing is at 11 PM EST. It is being conducted by MUS a non-profit organization, at Lottery Studio of Florida. Ticket sales cut off time is around 1 or 2 hours before the drawing occurs, Usually it's 10:00 PM EST, but it depends upon which jurisdiction you are.
Once three people won a jackpot in the same draw, and that has been a record Jackpot amount of $1.586 billion, and those three people shared the same amount in between. Usually, the original amount for a Jackpot is $40 million, but it increases by $10 million each draw till we don't have a jackpot winner.
What is PowerPlay?
PowerPlay option can be chosen by spending an additional $1. This option will multiply the winning amount by randomly drawn value between 2 to 5. But there are some restrictions. Here are the following.
- The Jackpot amount doesn't get multiplied.
- Matching five white balls prize amount will get multiplied by two only if you choose PowerPlay.
- If the Jackpot prize is less than $150 million, then the 10X multiplier will get added to the multiplier draw list.
How much is the Powerball ticket price?
Currently, the ticket price is 2$ for each game. And 1$ extra if you want to choose a powerplay option to double your winning amount. We will talk about this option in detail further in this article.
The ticket price was 1$ when it started in 1992. And that remains unchanged till 2012. Then that many years it won't have the power play option. So that price was fixed for those 20 years. But in 2012, the lottery organization decided to increase the ticket price to 2$, and introduced a power play option that costs 1$ extra for each play if you choose.
Does order matter of chosen numbers?
The numbering order of five white balls doesn't matter at all. And the red ball number must be chosen separately.
So for the five white balls, let's suppose you have chosen 28, 12, 54, 34, 61 for your play. And when the drawing is going on, and the numbers come 54, 61, 12, 34, 28, then that doesn't mean you don't win. You won that game with 5 white balls. But for the Jackpot winning, you also need to guess the red ball number correct, and that is separate.
What is Multi-Draw?
Let's assume you have fixed numbers to play for some upcoming draws. And if the multi-draw option is not available, then you need to go to the retailer each time separately for the next draw.
Here Multi-Draw comes into play. You can choose numbers up to 26 consecutive draws. So you don't miss any game when you are busy someday. You can select the dates as per your choice. You will get only one ticket, and all the date combinations are going to mention in that.
What are the chances of winning in Powerball
One out of 24.9 persons wins at least a prize in Powerball. This probability remains the same irrespective of the Jackpot amount.
Winning at least a prize has a higher probability. But winning a bigger prize has a lesser probability. Probability keeps descending order as the winning amount increases with matching more matching numbers.
What is the annuity option, and why choose it?
There is an interesting option to how you get paid for the winning amount. That option is known as Prize as Annuity. In this, you will get paid for the upcoming 29 years. It means you will get your prize amount in 30 installments for the next 29 years. And each year you will get a 5% increase in your every payment. This 5% increase is due to the inflation rate of money.
You are free to choose this option or not.
How to claim winning prize?
A Prize can only be claimed in the jurisdiction from where that ticket was purchased. If you have purchased a ticket from an online seller like theLotter then you don't need to go anywhere unless you have won a big prize amount. You will get the prize in your wallet on that website. For more information, you will need to visit their website.
You must be 18+ to claim a prize. In some states, It is 19 or 21. So please check it with your jurisdiction.
There are two options to choose how you are going to receive your prize money. First is cash, and second in the annuity. You get around 60 days to choose that option after you won a Jackpot. There are two regions where you have to choose it at the time of ticket purchase. Those two regions are New Jersey and Texas. But you can change the annuity ticket to cash after winning the prize.
How much tax to pay on winning amount?
Two types of taxes will apply to your lottery earnings. One is Federal tax, and the other is State Tax. You will get your winning money after cutting down the federal tax of 24%. After that, you will need to pay the state tax after getting the money, and that tax is dependent on your state in which you are living.
You have to pay more federal tax if your earning is high like you won a jackpot then you will have to pay the 37% federal tax. This tax varies between 24-37%, depending upon your earning.
|State Tax %||Region||Threshold|
|4%||Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma,||$5,000|
|6%||Vermont, New Mexico, Georgia||$5,000|
|5-8%||New Jersey||5% for $10,000 to $500,000 | 8% for $500,000+|
|Tax free states||Puerto Rico, Florida, California, New Hampshire, Texas, Washington State, U.S Virgin Islands, Tennessee, Wyoming, South Dakota||--|
|3-5%||Mississippi||3% for $600 to $5,000 | 4% for $5,001 to $10,000 | 5% for $10,001+|
|5%||Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, Maine, Arizona||$5,000|
What happens if I lost my Powerball ticket?
Don't worry! But you be careful about it. You may get your duplicate ticket from the lottery office in your jurisdiction, but this is a more hectic task than it looks. Because there might be a long queue and also there will be some questions about the identity and other proofs required. Those questions and the identity verification process might be different according to your jurisdiction laws.