Tonight: $227 Million Jackpot up for Grabs in the US Powerball

Published December 23, 2015 by Arthur M

Tonight: $227 Million Jackpot up for Grabs in the US Powerball

The US Powerball lottery jackpot has rolled over once more, with the main prize this Wednesday 23rd December, being an estimated $227 million.

Most people would be happy with a new tablet computer, coffee machine or even a pair of socks for Christmas, but one person could be around $227 million richer, (minus taxes), by the big day if they win the US Powerball lottery jackpot on Wednesday 23rd December. That would buy a lot of socks, and thanks to online services like TheLotter, PlayHugeLottos and PlayUSALotteries, the winner could come from just about anywhere in the world.

This magic becomes a reality thanks to the advent of online lottery tickets; many all around the world have parted with queuing up at lottery retailers, buying their lottery tickets online. Only recently, a man from Iraq won $6.4 million in the Oregon Lottery by purchasing an online lottery ticket using TheLotter.

About The US Powerball Draw

To win the jackpot, players will have to match 5 numbers from a pool of 69, plus a single Powerball number from a second pool of 26. Tickets cost $2 per entry, but a further $1 PowerPlay option can multiply lower level prizes by up to 5x. Jackpots have reached over the $500 million mark, and are either paid as a lump sum, with taxes due, or with a smaller single payment, followed by further amounts over a number of years, which in the long term will result in a bigger payout. The draws are held in Tallahassee Florida, and the cut-off time for buying tickets is 10PM EST on the night.

Anyone buying online needs to note the time difference, as Florida is 5 hours behind the U.K., 6 hours behind mainland Europe and of course, 3 hours ahead of California.

Online services work by players choosing numbers and purchasing tickets from wherever they may be, and should they win a prize, it will be forwarded to their bank account. If a major win is hit, they can even collect the prize in person.

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