Winning Powerball Tips

Powerball Strategies

The Powerball Lottery game is about as close to a national lottery as you can get within the United States. In total, 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are all participants in the game. See the full state listing further along in this article.
The drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 pm ET. A player can also access the winning numbers on the Powerball official website. The jackpot starts at $12,000,000 and each game costs $1 to play.

Powerball is a very tough game to win. A player must match 5 numbers from a pool of 59 numbers and then also match the “Powerball” which is drawn from a pool of 39 numbers. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 195,249,054.00.

However, there are nine ways to win a prize in the Powerball game and the overall odds of winning one of them are 1 in 35. In fact if a player matches just all 5 of the white balls (numbered 1 through 59), then the payoff is $200,000. The odds of doing so are 5,138,133.00.

In 2006, a group of 8 employees of a Nebraska meat packing plant won a $365 million jackpot, the largest Powerball jackpot ever.
Since the odds against winning the grand prize of this game are so high, there often are no winners for that prize. When nobody wins the prize, the existing jackpot is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. Since the jackpot often “rolls over” into the next drawing, it is not uncommon for the top payout to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Since the odds against winning the grand prize of this game are so high, there often are no winners for that prize.

The odds are staggering but if you have any chance to win one of these gigantic, life changing jackpots, then you need to play intelligently. Lazy players depending solely on luck will play a “quick pick” ticket and hope for the best. Intelligent players will use a system that relies on playing the probable number combinations that can and do come up.

A great deal of statistical data has been assembled from a long history of Powerball results. Through the analysis of this data, some clear probabilities have been discovered. It is worth noting that these same probabilities hold true in the Megamillions lottery as well. The best system I have seen for laying out these probabilities is Monster Millions by Arlene Meeks.

One worthy Powerball tip is to completely cover the bonus ball. Since the red bonus ball is pulled from a pool of 39 numbers, 39 plays are required to do this.

$39 might be a bit much for the average player to spend, so forming a small pool of players will allow just about anybody to accomplish this. By guarantying that you have the bonus ball covered, you essentially reduce the Powerball game to a 5 for 59 game. Then you use the probabilities to further hone in on a winning ticket.

There is no doubt that winning the Powerball game is a long shot. But if you play with a sound approach, then you will feel better about playing since you are doing so with a method to the mega jackpot madness!

Powerball tickets can be purchased in the following states/jurisdictions;

Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.




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