Tonight: $100 Million Jackpot Up for Grabs at the US Powerball Draw

Published August 26, 2015 by Florin P

Tonight: $100 Million Jackpot Up for Grabs at the US Powerball Draw

Wednesday night's US Powerball draw sees a $100 million jackpot up for grabs. Secure your online lottery tickets now (11pm EST / 4am UK time).

The multistate USA lottery has made so many people rich that players are aware of the jackpots only when they cross major thresholds. This is case today when the winner is expected to win in excess of $100 million and his or her name could be unveiled in a matter of hours. On Wednesday at 11 PM EST the faithful numbers will be extracted and one lucky player could win a life-changing amount.

The popularity of the US Powerball has long crossed the national borders and players from all over the world are purchasing tickets using online agents such as TheLotter. United Kingdom residents who plan on participating in the upcoming raffle, should know that it takes place at 4 AM UK time. The winner will get to choose between a one-time payment and the annuity, which has the jackpot awarded incrementally.

Winner Doesn’t Take it All

All those who purchase US Powerball tickets are hoping to win the first prize, particularly now when $100 million could be theirs. In order to win the jackpot one would have to correctly select the five main numbers ranging from 1 to 59 and also the Powerball number from a pool of 35.

The odds of actually coming up with the winning combination are 1 in 175 millions, but with so many participants it is likely to have a winner unveiled tonight. The prospect of winning a nine digit amount explains the enthusiasm surrounding the upcoming raffle, but this is hardly the biggest US Powerball jackpot ever awarded. Furthermore, the biggest jackpot payout is still held by the Mega Millions lottery.

Those who come up with only five main numbers will not walk home empty-handed and collect a sizable prize worth $1 million. Four main numbers and the Powerball will result in an award of $10,000, while the next in line will have to settle for a consolation prize of $100.

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