Win Almost Half a Billion Dollars on US Powerball
Last Updated: Tuesday 10th February 2015, 11:05 am
Updated to include the increased jackpot.
America’s Powerball lottery is offering the world’s fifth biggest ever jackpot of $500 million on Wednesday night and it couldn’t be easier to play from outside of the US. Players from the UK and around the world are snapping up tickets for the chance to win nearly half a billion dollars through trusted online lottery concierge services which send local agents to buy your entries, scan them and upload them to your lottery account.
Powerball’s jackpot has been rolling since Lisa Quam from Washington State snapped up $90 million on Saturday 29th November 2014, after what she claimed was her first ever shot at playing the game. With two draws a week, the top prize soon builds, especially when coupled with an increase in ticket sales that follows the ever-growing total. To find out more about this popular lottery game, visit the Powerball Lottery page.
The headline jackpot is the amount that players win, before taxes, if they choose to receive their prize in 30 instalments over 29 years. They may also opt to take it as a reduced cash lump sum, which stands at $337.8 million before tax for Wednesday night.
The largest ever lottery jackpot was won in March 2012 on America’s other huge multi-state game, Mega Millions, when three players shared a $656 million prize pot. The biggest ever win on a single ticket went to Powerball player Gloria MacKenzie of Florida, who scooped $590.5 million in May 2013, taking the cash option of $370.8 million.
With lottery fever gripping the US and beyond, it’s well worth throwing your hat into the ring and joining in with the anticipation of winning this gigantic, life-changing amount of money. You could wake up on Thursday morning and discover that your tickets have won you riches beyond your wildest dreams! Get hold of your entries for the $500 million Powerball jackpot by visiting the Buy Tickets page.
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