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Powerball Frequently Asked Questions

What is Powerball?

Powerball is an American, multi-state "mega lottery" offered in 43 States across the USA as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Each participating State runs its own version of Powerball where certain rules may vary.

How much does a PowerBall line cost?

A single ticket costs from just $4

What is the biggest Powerball jackpot of all time and who won?

The biggest Powerball jackpot of all time was for $1.586 billion. It was won on the 13th of January, 2016, and was shared by three winners from California, Florida and Tennessee.

What percentage of the Powerball Jackpot will I receive if I guess all 6 numbers?

Major Powerball prizes are divided evenly amongst the total number of winning tickets which are sold. Over the past few years, roughly 25% of Powerball winners had to split their winnings with other players.

What are the chances of me winning Powerball?

Winning any prize playing Powerball has odds of less than 25 to one. The lowest cash prize is $4 ($5 CAD approx). The chances of winning the Powerball jackpot increased in October 2015 to 292,201,338:1.

5 Numbers & Powerball
11,688,054:1 $1,000,000
4 Numbers & Powerball
4 Numbers
3 Numbers & Powerball
3 Numbers
2 Numbers & Powerball
1 Number
Powerball only
Any Prize

Do I need to be in the USA to bet on the Powerball Lottery?

To bet on Powerball officially you must be in the United States. However, with Lottoland you can bet on the outcome of PowerBall draws and win all the same prizes.

Do I need to pay tax on my Powerball winnings?

There is no tax on lottery winnings in Canada, so you do not have to pay tax as you would in the US.

Where can I check the results of the Powerball?

See our Powerball results page for the latest winning numbers, plus a full database of past results. Alternatively you can use our number checker to see if you're a winner instantly.

Can I improve my chances of winning the Powerball?

Placing more bets is the only scientifically proven to improve your chances of winning Powerball. The chances of winning a jackpot are extremely small, which is why the prize is so large. So, probability states that the more times you enter the lower those odds will drop.

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