US Powerball is a popular lottery with amazing jackpots and prizes!
Ask almost any lottery player anywhere on the globe what they think is the world’s most popular lottery, and most would likely give you the same answer: the US Powerball. As this Powerball review will reveal, this game gives players the chance to win some of the world’s largest lottery prizes—in fact it currently holds the record for biggest jackpot ever—and shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. Of course, big windfalls aren’t everything (er, right?), and Powerball’s fun “double-drum” gameplay mechanics also have a lot to do with its immense popularity.
December 1987 saw the formation of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a non-profit US lottery concept. In its original format, it represented 34-member state lotteries, with the first draw occurring in February 1988 under the banner Lotto America.
This new mega lottery would soon become a household name, and more and more states joined in on the fun until the total number of states reached the total we see today: 44 states. As the years progressed, more features were added (or modified), a minimum jackpot amount was introduced, and eventually the rollover caps were completely eliminated. It’s because of this last change that the Powerball jackpots are able to reach such incredible heights—the $1.5-billion jackpot that made headlines in 2015 was the result of 20 consecutive rollovers! And this was just one of several times that the Powerball broke international jackpot records.
|# of Matched Numbers|
(PB = Powerball)
|Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5 + PB||Grand Prize||1 in 292,201,338|
|5||$1 million||1 in 11,688,053|
|4 + PB||$50,000||1 in 913,129|
|4||$100||1 in 36,525|
|3 + PB||$100||1 in 14,494|
|3||$7||1 in 580|
|2 + PB||$7||1 in 701|
|1 + PB||$4||1 in 92|
|0 + PB||$4||1 in 38|