Powerball Jackpot Rolls Over Again To An Estimated $361 Million

Arthur M. - July 20, 2016

There were no winners of the Powerball lottery jackpot on Saturday night, so it's rolled over for a 20th time and now stands at an estimated $361 million.

With no jackpot winner on Saturday 16th July, the US Powerball Lottery has rolled over once again, and now stands at a huge $361,000,000, making it the 20th consecutive rollover since the last jackpot was hit in May.

The next draw takes place at 11 p.m. EST on Wednesday 20th July, and if a single ticket wins, the holders could claim a $250,000,000 lump sum, or choose to have the whole prize paid out over 29 years.

While not quite matching the world record breaking $1.6 billion level that was seen in January of this year, jackpots of this size tend to attract additional players looking for a life-changing sum of money to head their way.

Playing The Powerball Lottery

When the draw takes place, 5 white ball numbers are taken from a drum containing 69 numbers in total, while a single red ball number is taken from a separate drum of 26. Anyone matching the 6 numbers will win the jackpot, which is shared if more than a single ticket has got them all.

Matching the white numbers only is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000 prize, while at the lowest level, just the single red number is worth a $4 consolation prize.

Tickets cost $2, while for an extra $1 players will qualify for the Power Play multiplier that can boost the value of all winnings, other than the jackpot, or the $1,000,000, by up to 5x.

Entering The Powerball Online

Although the Powerball lottery is officially only run across 44 US States, now that online services such as The Lotter, LottoExpress and Play USA Lotteries are running, the games are open across the world, with players simply choosing their numbers online, and local agents purchasing the tickets in participating states.

As the actual draw takes place in Florida, and cut off time is 10 p.m. on the night, players in other time zones will need to be aware of the time difference when making their choices. 

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