Just a few days after someone won the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever at almost $ 1.6 billion, another huge…
Just a few days after someone won the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever at almost $ 1.6 billion, another huge lottery prize is underway: the Powerball jackpot is up to $ 750 million.
Nobody had the winning Powerball numbers at the last race on Wednesday when the jackpot was estimated at $ 620 million. So the money money rolls over to the next Powerball drawing, with the jackpot up to $ 750 million.
It would be one of the biggest lottery stars in the history of the United States – good for the third highest Powerball jackpot and the fourth highest lottery jackpot overall. The highest lottery ever in the United States was $ 1
,586 billion Powerball in early 2016, followed closely by this week’s $ 1,537 billion Mega Million jackpot in second place.
Here’s all you need to know about how and when to buy Powerball tickets for a chance to win the winning numbers in the latest big lottery drawing.
Next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday 27 October at 22:59 ET.
Mega Millions and Powerball Drawings are offset throughout the week: Mega Millions drawings are always on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Powerball drawing is always on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
To see if you have the winning Powerball languages, go to powerball.com or lottery.net. You can also watch the Powerball drawing live online or click your local TV nightly news to see the Powerball results on 10/27/18 or any other subscription date.
You can buy Powerball tickets in 44 states, plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Each Powerball ticket costs $ 2.
Deadline for buying Powerball tickets varies by location, and the cutoff time is not necessarily the same as the time limit for buying Mega Millions tickets.
In general, you must buy Powerball tickets one to two hours before the drawing has a chance on that night’s jackpot. Check out your state lottery website or your local store selling lottery tickets for precise Powerball cut-off time. And note that when you buy a Powerball ticket or any similar lottery ticket, it will have the corresponding date printed on it.
About Powerball vs. The Mega Millions matchup, both Powerball and Mega Millions, are extremely long shots to win: The winning ticket must have all six numbers that are correct to beat the jackpot. But Powerball gives players a little higher odds on the jackpot than Mega Millions.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million compared to 1 million to 302 million odds for Mega Millions.
Imagine the jackpot is not the only price in Powerball or Mega Millions. There are nine different winning number combinations in both Powerball and Mega Millions, with prices ranging from $ 2 to the jackpot depending on how many matching numbers are available on your ticket.
Overall, the odds of winning any kind of prize in Powerball or Mega Millions are basically the same: 1 in 24.