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How to buy a ticket in the A$2.9 billion US Powerball

November 7, 2022 7:50 am in by
A US Powerball ticket (image: Deutschlandreform/Shutterstock)

If you’re miffed that you missed out on the $160 million Powerball recently (there were three division 1 winners), then you might want to set your sights on the US Powerball lottery being drawn this week.

The jackpot is an estimated… wait for it… $A2.9 billion. Yes, that’s BILLION.

And Australians can enter, but you need to be quick! Entries close on Tuesday 8th November at 10am AEST time.

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It’s the largest lottery prize ever offered, and if you win, it’s an almost incomprehensible amount of money to wrap your head around. How would you ever spend it?

You can opt to receive your winnings as 30 payments over 29 years, or go for a lump sum cash payment. Either way, you’ll be taxed, but there’ll be plenty left over to live a cashed-up life.

What are the odds of winning?

To win the US Powerball, you have to choose all six lucky numbers, which includes the final Powerball. You choose 5 numbers from 69 and 1 number from 26.

Lottery officials say the odds of winning the US Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. And you’ve got a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a smaller prize.

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But that won’t put you off, will it?

How to enter

Head to the Lottery Office (based here in Australia) to buy tickets, which start at $A7.

And remember to gamble responsibly.

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