How to Win the US Powerball
The Powerball lottery practically revolutionized the structure of lottery games played within the United States.
In spite of having a smaller number pool to choose from – one set of 5 numbers plus a single separate number – the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot, and any Powerball prize for that matter, are greatly increased. And the best part? The US Powerball continues to look for ways to increase player odds to help draw more attention and create their massive jackpots that have become so popular.
Before the end of 2015, the main set of 5 numbers was limited from 1 to 59, but it has increased to 69, while the single Powerball number was dropped from 1 – 35 down to 1 – 26.
Here are some interesting facts about playing the US Powerball lottery:
- Jackpot Odds: 1 in 292,201,338
- Jackpot Minimum: $40 Million
- Where to Play: Anywhere! Whether you’re in the United States, Australia, or Eastern Europe, you can participate in the world’s largest lottery thanks to trusted online lotto ticket providers
- How to Play: Select 5 numbers between 1 – 69 and 1 number from 1 – 26
- Cost: Just $2 per ticket
- Drawings: Every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 PM EST
How To Win? 3 Tips
Mix It Up: Even & Odd
When selecting your Powerball numbers, try to have a balanced mix of odd and even numbers. Winning tickets containing a series of all odd or all even numbers occurs only 4% of the time!
Mix It Up: High & Low
In addition to a steady mix of even and odd numbers, you will also want to choose numbers across the entire available number field (1-69 and 1-26). Simply take the entire number field and cut it in half. With 69 numbers for the first set, 1 to 34 would be considered the lower half, while numbers 35 to 69 would be the upper half. Like even and odd, all high and all low numbers are rarely ever found on winning Powerball tickets. So with this said, select 3 lower number and 2 higher numbers, or 2 lower numbers and 3 higher numbers.