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Dwarfed a little by the MegaMillions, the Powerball is the second most popular lottery in the United States, and has the potential to bequeath its lucky winners an amazing, life-changing pot of lovely lottery lolly!
The Powerball is another double drum game, where the main numbers are drawn from a drum containing balls from 1 through to 69, and the PowerBalls from 1 to 26. You must select five balls from the main set of numbers, and one PowerBall. Match all six numbers to collect the latest amazing jackpot, and you can win a prize just by matching the PowerBall alone. The draw for the Powerball lottery is made every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59pm, EST.
Whilst the jackpot prizes created by the Powerball lottery have yet to match those given by its cousin, the MegaMillions, the Powerball does hold one record – the largest jackpot won by a single ticket. That was won in May 2013 when lucky Gloria MacKenzie of Florida scooped a record jackpot of $590,500,000! Will the next super Powerball lottery jackpot winner be you? Why not find out with the World Lottery Club?
The Powerball results take place at the Florida Lottery’s studio in Tallahassee. For those with access to American television stations, you’ll be able to watch the live draw on TV. Alternatively you can wait for the results to be published officially online or follow social media threads such as Twitter to see the winning numbers as they shoot up the shaft and onto the rail.
The Powerball uses a machine called the Halogen to randomly select the winning numbers. There are four of these machines in total, although only two are ever used per draw. The remaining two are used as a reserve should they need to be used as backup. The first machine selects five numbers of white balls between 1 and 59 and the second releases one red Power Ball between 1 and 35. The machines operate using a turntable which mixes the numbered balls before selecting one at random and into the shaft onto the display rail.