How to Play Powerball in Canada
Match five regular numbers, from 1 to 69, plus one Powerball number from a range of 1 to 26 on your ticket to hit one of those legendary Powerball jackpots!
There also other prizes to be won, with nine prize tiers in total, plus don't forget those famous PowerPlay multipliers!
If others get the same numbers the jackpot is shared equally. If nobody hits the jackpot the money will "rollover" to the next draw, and continue to do so until a winner is found.
It's quite common for these rollovers to occur – and it's the reason why PowerBall jackpots are the largest in the world.
How to Play PowerBall from Canada
PowerBall is the record-breaking American lottery that has been making millionaires since 1992. Now, thanks to Lottoland, Canadian players can try their luck at the world-beating PowerBall jackpots without having to cross the border. Check out the simple and easy way to play PowerBall online from Canada in our step-by-step video.
The Powerball Power Play
Several years back PowerBall introduced Power Play, where, for an extra $1.50 CAD, non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by 2x, 3x, 4x or even 5x. This is determined on the day of the draw, when the multiplier value is also drawn at random.
The special feature proved hugely popular with players and was further tweaked in October 2015 adding an extra 10x multiplier.
This multiplier is only introduced when the annuitized jackpot is worth less than $150 million – i.e. the amount paid out annually, rather than the lump sum value.
Powerball age limit
In most US states the age limit for the Powerball Lotto is 18 although in in Louisiana, Iowa and Arizona it is 21 and in Nebraska you must be 19 years to play.
If you play online from Canada with Lottoland, you must be at least 18 years of age.
Do Lottery Winners Get Taxed in Canada?
The good news is that should you win any prizes from playing Powerball, you will not have to pay tax in Canada. When you play online with Lottoland, you will win the same amount as an American winner would receive.
You can choose whether to take a lump sum or an annuity should you win the Powerball jackpot, and the money will be paid to your bank. Note that even though there is no Canadian tax on lottery winnings, you may have to pay income tax on any money made from investing your winnings. There is no gift tax or inheritance tax in Canada should you choose to give some of the money to a friend or relative.