Lottery History Tonight: US Powerball Draws for $1.5 Billion JackpotPublished January 13, 2016 by Vlad G
The estimated jackpot for the Wednesday draw is up to $1.5 billion with sales going up thanks to online lottery agents.
This is the day that can change the life of countless people and it only takes six correct numbers. The U.S. Powerball has reached an amazing jackpot of $1.5 billion after the amount was rolled over last week and it is now up for grabs with the draw taking place on Wednesday, January 13th.
It is the largest global lottery prize ever and sales have significantly gone up as more and more people try their luck to win the record-breaking jackpot with a ticket that only costs a few dollars.
Getting in on the buzz online
The number of players from the United States taking part in the lottery is matched by the number of international customers buying their tickets on the internet. With reliable online lottery ticket agents like The Lotter, Play USA Lotteries and Play Huge Lottos offering tickets for the Powerball lottery, the jackpot is now accessible to everyone from around the world.
There is still plenty of time to purchase the tickets since the draw will take place later today and it only takes a few minutes to set everything up, choose the numbers and pay for it at any of the mentioned online stores. A jackpot of $1.5 billion means $930 million in cash value so if there was ever a time to start playing the lottery, this would be it.
How to play the U.S. Powerball lottery
On 10:59 p.m. ET, the Powerball draw will reveal the winning numbers by randomly selecting five white balls from a drum of 69 options and a red ball from a different drum of 26 options. All six of them must be matched in order to win the current jackpot but there are also smaller prizes for only getting some of them. For example, having the right five numbers from the white balls on the ticket will result in $1,000,000 paid in cash.