Tonight: The US Powerball Lottery Draws for a $148,000,000 Jackpot

Published April 6, 2016 by Arthur M

Tonight: The US Powerball Lottery Draws for a $148,000,000 Jackpot

The estimated jackpot for the US Powerball lottery has risen to $148 million, with the next draw taking place on Wednesday 6th April at 10.59 pm, EST.

With no jackpot winners on Saturday 2nd April, the US Powerball lottery has rolled over to an estimated $148 million. That's equivalent to a $97.6 million cash prize after taxes, while any lucky winners can also choose to take their huge fortune in annual installments, which go up each year to reflect any rises in the cost of living. It could be won on Wednesday 6th April, when the next draw takes place.

Like all of the main lotteries around the world, the US Powerball is now open not just to local residents, but also to people from many other countries. This is due to online ticket services such as The Lotter, LottoBooking and Play USA Lotteries, which have local agents who purchase tickets on behalf of their players and forward any winnings directly to them.

About The US Powerball

This is quite possibly the biggest and most famous lottery in the world, which is officially run across 44 states of the USA and often features the biggest jackpots, including the $1.5 billion prize that was won by three ticket holders back in January of 2016.

Every Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10.59pm, EST, the draws take place in Tallahassee Florida. 5 main balls from a pool of 69 are randomly picked from a drum, then a single red 'Powerball' is drawn from a second drum of 26. Anyone who has correctly matched up the 6 numbers will win the jackpot, which is shared should more than one ticket hold all the numbers, while matching just the 5 main numbers will win a guaranteed $1 million prize.

Tickets cost just $2 per line, with multiple entries on a single ticket possible for a greater winning chance. Players will need to have them by 10.00 pm however, so anyone using an online service, or outside of Eastern Standard Time will have to take the local difference into account, with the UK for example being 5 hours ahead, and much of Europe being 6 hours ahead.

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