Powerball

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    On March 7, 2001, an optional multiplier (called Power Play) was added, allowing players to multiply non-jackpot winnings by up to five by paying an extra $1 per game. A wheel was introduced to select the Power Play multiplier for each drawing (the next year, the 1x was removed from the Power Play wheel.)

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    On November 2, 1997, the annuity was changed from 20 to 25 yearly payments; the cash option was added. The annuity comprises 30 graduated payments, increasing 5% annually. In 1998, Florida was given permission by its government to participate in a multi-state game. It was set to offer Powerball; but in early 1999, new governor Jeb Bush prevented…[Read more]

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Through 2008, Powerball drawings usually were held at Screenscape Studios in West Des Moines, Iowa. List of all Powerball jackpot winners is published now. The drawings’ host was longtime Iowa radio personality Mike Pace, who had hosted MUSL drawings since Lotto America began in 1988. In 1996, Powerball went “on the road” for the first time,…[Read more]

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    When Powerball lottery was launched in 1992 Powerball became the first game to use two drums. Using two drums to draw numbers from offers more manipulation by simultaneously allowing high jackpot odds, numerous prize levels and low overall odds of winning (as explained later, a ticket can win by matching only one number). The two-drum concept was…[Read more]

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Drawings for Powerball are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Since October 7, 2015, the game has used a 5/69 (white balls) + 1/26 (Powerballs) matrix from which winning numbers are chosen, resulting in odds of 1 in 292,201,338 of winning a jackpot per play. Each play costs $2 or $3 with the Power Play option.…[Read more]

  • Powerball posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that regularly offers jackpots worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It set a new record for the largest lottery prize of all time when it paid out $1.58 billion in January 2016. Powerball is played in 45 states as well as Washington D.C, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Draws take place every…[Read more]

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