파워볼사이트 is arguably the best and most loved lottery game in the whole United States. A lot of other versions or mini-Powerball games came out before but nothing beats the original. Unlike other state lottery games, the draws and number combinations in this type of lotto are for the whole United States. Playing this is simple. There are 2 colored balls that are drawn, the white and red balls. The number combinations are found on the ticket. For the white balls, the number ranges from 1 to 59 while the red balls are from 1 to 39. The color is important as it dictates the prize that the player will get. Here are the procedures for playing the game:
First, for only $1, the player needs to purchase a ticket. The ticket for Powerball can be bought from any lottery retailers that are authorized to sell. They can be found all over the country including the Virgin Islands. For exact locations or areas of these retailers, visit the official website (powerball.com) and click on the ‘Where to Play’ button. Although it has an official site, tickets can only be bought from the retailers themselves. Such are not available online yet.
As soon as the ticket is purchased, the player gets to choose 6 numbers. They need to choose 5 numbers from the white set of 59 numbers, and 1 more number from the 39 red set numbers. If the player can’t think of a number combination, they can opt for the “quick pick” choice wherein the terminal would choose the numbers for them. When the actual bet slip is printed, the game is on.
The draws are every Wednesday and Saturday and are shown on over 100 local TV stations for each state. The numbers are also published on newspapers and available on the website. The goal of the game is simple: to match the winning combination with the numbers plotted on your ticket. The more matches, the better. It just has to match and there’s no need to get the exact order of the winning numbers. It’s that easy. If the player matches the sole red ball number that night, they get a prize which can be used for a re-play. The prizes can go as high as millions. The 2nd prize is fixed at $200,000. The jackpot will depend on the sales and the previous jackpot prizes not won.
If there are no winners for a particular day, part of that day’s jackpot is carried over to the next day. Making the prize bigger and bigger everyday until someone wins. If a player does win, all they need to do is have the ticket validated at the retailer from whom they bought the ticket. If the prize is less than $600, then they can claim it right there and then. If it is more than $600, they need to visit the actual lottery corporate office to claim their prize. Requirements like Social Security numbers and valid IDs are needed when claiming the prize. The address of the corporate office for Powerball is listed on the official website.