The Powerball jackpot has been on a steady climb since April 1, 2017, and has now reached an estimated $228 million. The next Powerball drawing takes place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, and you can watch it streaming live online in the video player below. Powerball fever takes hold of the nation once the jackpot hits $200 million and things are beginning to heat up. The last drawing was held on May 17, 2017, and you can see the winning numbers were as follows: 4, 11, 39, 45, and 48. The Powerball was 9 and the Power Play was 3x. The grand prize was an estimated $205,700,000 with an estimated cash payout of $125,900,00. There was no grand prize winner, causing the jackpot to roll.
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Watch Powerball Drawing Live Online
The Powerball drawing will air on television networks at approximately 10:59 p.m. ET. The drawings are held in Tallahassee, Florida, live from the Florida Lottery studios. The playlist below will automatically update when the live drawing takes place. You can watch past Powerball drawings in the video player until then.
The Multi-State Lottery Association governs the Powerball game and determines the state lotteries that play. You may view a full list of each state that offers Powerball at the official lottery site. There is an interactive map that connects players to their state lottery. It is highly recommended that those who play Powerball familiarize himself or herself with the rules of the game. Though Powerball is relatively the same regardless of state, each lottery association governs the rules for their own state. This means that there may be differences in how the game is played, how payouts are collected, and what qualifies as a valid Powerball ticket. The Power Play option isn’t available in every state, so it is beneficial for those who play Powerball to know exactly what the rules are. Powerball is played in Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico; and 44 states.
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Because Powerball is gambling, it’s important that those who play do so in a responsible manner. The best way to avoid trouble is to set a budget and play Powerball with money you have set aside for entertainment. Far too often when the Powerball jackpot rolls to a large amount, people think they can increase their chances of winning by purchasing more tickets. There will be stories of people who pooled their money together and purchased thousands of Powerball tickets. Sometimes they use their savings, bill money, rent money, and funds that would go to food and the household. Those who play Powerball should never use bill money or be tempted to overspend on tickets as a way to increase their odds of winning. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. The official Powerball site has a list of odds for those who play Powerball. You may find the full list of Powerball odds here.
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One of the draws to playing Powerball is that every time you get the Powerball right, you win a prize. There are nine ways to win a Powerball prize and the odds of winning something are 1 in 24.87. Powerball is played with five white balls that range in number between 1 and 69. There is one red Powerball number with a number between 1 and 26. To win the jackpot grand prize, you need to match all five white balls plus the red Powerball. You do not need to pick the numbers in the exact order.
Those who match the white balls but not the Powerball will win $1 million. If the Power Play option was added to the ticket the payout increases to $2 million, without an option to have payments. The match five prizes are paid out in a lump sum. When playing Powerball in California, players should check with their state lottery as the payouts are based on a pari-mutuel method, and this impacts the way prizes are distributed.
Are you going to play Powerball this Saturday? Make certain to watch the live video and watch the drawing for the $228 million jackpot as it streams.
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