Julia Mills is Overseas Subscribers Agents' news and information administrator for North and South American lotteries.
About USA Powerball
USA Powerball is one of America's two big Mega-Jackpot games. It has recently offered jackpots as high as $590.5 Million, $587.5 Million and the record breaking US$ 1.5 Billion. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, five white balls (the main numbers) are drawn out of a drum with 69 balls and one red ball (the Powerball) out of a drum with 26 red balls. Players win the jackpot by matching all five white balls (in any order) PLUS the red Powerball.
US Powerball is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Players can expect a minimum draw jackpot of $40 Million. This amount keeps rolling over until someone finally matches the winning numbers.
Powerball offers an average jackpot of $225 Million, and gives away roughly 6,000 cash prize winners each week. Besides the massive first prize winnings it also offers $1 million in second prizes and better overall odds of winning: 1 in 175 million.
USA Powerball jackpots are huge, with a combined profit from 45 participating states in the US contributing to create some of the world's biggest cash prizes.
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