HOW TO MULTIPLY WINNINGS WITH POWER PLAY:
- For an additional $1 per play per draw (total cost will be $3), Power Play will increase NON-jackpot winnings.
- To select Power Play, mark the Power Play circle on the playslip, or ask the clerk to add Power Play when purchasing a ticket.
- For every Powerball drawing, a Power Play multiplier is drawn to multiply certain prizes.
- When the advertised annuity jackpot is less than or equal to the Major Jackpot Level, the multiplier will be either 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or 10X.
- When the advertised annuity jackpot is greater than the Major Jackpot Level, the multiplier will be either 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X.
- The Major Jackpot Level will never be less than $150,000,000.
- If your ticket wins a prize from $4 to $50,000
Examples: If you added Power Play and your prize is $100 and the Power Play multiplier drawn was 3X, you win $300 ($100 X 3). If you added Power Play and your prize is $50,000 and the Power Play multiplier drawn was 5X, you win $250,000 ($50,000 X 5).
and the Power Play is added, the prize amount will be multiplied by that drawing’s Power Play multiplier.
- The $1,000,000 prize becomes $2,000,000 with Power Play. The Power Play multiplier for the $1,000,000 prize will never be greater than 2X.
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HOW TO WIN MORE WITH POWER PLAY:
|MULTIPLIER LEVEL||ODDS AT OR BELOW Major Jackpot Level||ODDS ABOVE Major Jackpot Level|
|10 times (10X) the prize won||1:43||**|
|5 times (5X) the prize won||1:22||1:21|
|4 times (4X) the prize won||1:15||1:14|
|3 times (3X) the prize won||1:3.4||1:3.3|
|2 times (2X) the prize won||1:1.8||1:1.75|
HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL:
Choose five different numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26
Place wagers by asking for a QUICK PICK or by using the Powerball playslip. Playslips are available at Wisconsin Lottery retailers.
Choose how many draws to play. Each ticket costs $2 per play per draw. Powerball can be played up to 8 draws (4 weeks) in advance.
Select the Power Play feature (an additional $1 per play) for a chance to multiply winnings.
Check playslip carefully before handing it to the retailer. POWERBALL TICKETS CANNOT BE CANCELLED.
Give completed playslip and cash to the retailer.
Receive, sign, and safeguard ticket. A ticket is needed to claim a prize. Playslips are not valid to claim a prize.
For each play, all six selected numbers are printed on one line of the ticket with the Powerball number printed to the right, under the word “POWER.”
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HOW TO WIN POWERBALL:
|5 of 5 + Powerball||JACKPOT*||1:292,201,338|
|5 of 5||$1,000,000||1:11,688,054|
|4 of 5 + Powerball||$50,000||1:913,130|
|4 of 5||$100||1:36,526|
|3 of 5 + Powerball||$100||1:14,495|
|3 of 5||$7||1:580|
|2 of 5 + Powerball||$7||1:702|
|1 of 5 + Powerball||$4||1:92|
|0 of 5 + Powerball||$4||1:39|
|Drawings are Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday to be included in that day’s drawing.|
Принцип игры аналогичен многим мировым лотереям, в которых при розыгрыше используются два лототрона. Так и здесь – один барабан с белыми шарами, другой – с красными. Красные шары носят название «Powerball».
Чтобы получить главный приз – Powerball Jackpot, нужно, чтобы из 69 шаров белого цвета выпали именно те 5 номеров, которые вы зачеркнули в основной секции билета, с одновременным совпадением выпавшего красного шара, номер которого выбирается из 26 чисел в дополнительном поле. Порядок выпадения номеров не имеет значения.
Если нет желания мучиться с выбором чисел, можно приобрести билет, который генерируется автоматически методом случайных чисел.
Участниками лотереи не могут быть лица моложе 18 лет. В некоторых штатах планка повыше – 21 год.
В случае выигрыша билет можно предъявить в течение полугода, иначе право на получение приза теряется.
Вторая категория выигрыша после джек-пота представляет собой фиксированную сумму в размере $1 млн. Чтобы получить этот приз, нужно угадать 5 белых шаров (без красного). За 4 угаданных белых шара с красным присуждается 10 тыс. долларов. Минимально возможное совпадение согласно правилам – это угадывание лишь одного шара, но не белого, а красного. Приз при этом составит 4 доллара.
Как уже было упомянуто выше, при желании можно увеличить размер побочных выплат путём выбора опции Power Play. Она стоит $1. Таким образом, номинальная стоимость билета составит $3. Выбрав эту опцию, можно приумножить свой выигрыш в 2-10 раз. Коэффициент определяется при проведении тиража с помощью дополнительного лототрона, в котором имеются следующие шары:
с пометкой 2х – 24 шт.;
- 3х – 13 шт.;
- 4х – 3 шт.;
- 5х – 2 шт.;
- 10х – 1 шт.
Но шар «10х» используется только в случае, когда джек-пот не превышает 150 млн. В противном случае в барабан закладывается только 42 шара.
Другое важное правило: приз II категории может быть увеличен только в 2 раза – то есть при выборе опции Power Play и угадывании 5 белых шаров игрок получает два миллиона долларов вместо одного независимо от выпавшего коэффициента. Лотерея Powerball проводится в Таллахасси, штат Флорида, её результаты можно узнать на официальном YouTube-канале
Лотерея Powerball проводится в Таллахасси, штат Флорида, её результаты можно узнать на официальном YouTube-канале.
So instead of going after just one big prize professional lotto players instead aim to win multiple medium prizes and a lot of smaller prizes consistently so they can build up their winnings over time.
Many lottery millionaires who admit to using a mathematical system have never won a jackpot prize in their lives. Instead they have built up their fortunes from multiple smaller wins which they have won over a period of time (and not all together). Of course there are also those who aimed for multiple jackpot wins as well but to win the jackpot multiple times does require luck even when you are using a scientifically based system (though you will have a much better chance than ordinary players).
Why is the cash option always a different percentage of the annuity from draw to draw?
If you’re calculating what percentage the cash value is of the annuity, then you’re looking at it backwards. The cash value is the starting point, as it is a direct percentage of ticket sales. Then the annuity amount is calculated from that, based on prevailing interest rates. Since the interest rates are constantly changing, the annuity amount calculated on one day will be a different number than if it is calculated the next day. So when a drawing occurs and the lottery has to estimate the next annuity jackpot, they first estimate the number of tickets that will be sold for the next drawing, which determines what the cash value estimate is (because a fixed percentage of each ticket sold goes toward prizes). Then they finally calculate what the annuity will be based on the current interest rates.
What is the Power Play?
Power Play is an option that is currently offered in all states that sell Powerball tickets except California. For an extra $1.00 per ticket you can increase your non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times. (The 10 times Power Play is only available when the jackpot is $150 million or less.) The Power Play number is randomly drawn from a pool of multipliers that includes two 5Xs, three 4Xs, 13 3Xs, and 24 2Xs, plus one 10X when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
Power Play is not available in California because of state law that requires all lottery prizes to be paid out on a pari-mutuel basis.
The Power Play multiplier number is chosen at random just before the Powerball winning numbers are drawn.
A player must choose the Power Play option when they buy their Powerball ticket, and then the ticket must match one of the 9 Ways to Win (except the jackpot) before the multiplier takes effect. Power Play costs an extra $1 per play. See How to Play Powerball for more information.
Are lottery prizes taxable?
Lottery winnings of $600.01 and over are subject to Federal Withholding tax. For
winnings of $600.01, up to and including $5,000, you will be issued a W-2G form
to report your winnings on your federal income tax form. For winnings of
$5,000.01 and over, your state’s Department of Revenue removes the 24 percent federal
withholding before you receive your winnings check (or, if it is
an annuity, from each winnings check). You then receive a W-2G form with each
check to submit with your 1040 form to show that the 24 percent federal
withholding already has been paid. In addition to federal tax, your state will
make additional withholdings for taxes, and most states will deduct other money that
you may owe to the state, such as back taxes, child support, loan payments, etc.
In addition, like the federal tax withholding, the state tax withholding at the time
of prize payout may not be the total state tax owed at the end of the year.
You must consult your state division of taxation for more information about the total
state tax requirements for lottery winners.
The state tax withholdings are as follows:
|Arizona||5% state withholding (Arizona residents), 6% state withholding (non-Arizona residents)|
|Arkansas||7% state withholding|
|California||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Colorado||4% state withholding|
|Connecticut||6.99% state withholding|
|Delaware||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Florida||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Georgia||6% state withholding|
|Idaho||6.925% state withholding|
|Illinois||4.95% state withholding|
|Indiana||3.23% state withholding|
|Iowa||5% state withholding|
|Kansas||5% state withholding|
|Kentucky||5% state withholding|
|Louisiana||5% state withholding|
|Maine||5% state withholding|
|Maryland||8.95% state withholding (Maryland residents), 8% state withholding (non-Maryland residents)|
|Massachusetts||5% state withholding|
|Michigan||4.25% state withholding|
|Minnesota||7.25% state withholding|
|Mississippi||5% state withholding|
|Missouri||4% state withholding|
|Montana||6.9% state withholding|
|Nebraska||5% state withholding|
|New Hampshire||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|New Jersey||8% state withholding|
|New Mexico||6% state withholding|
|New York||8.82% state withholding, plus: 3.876% (NYC residents), 1.323% (Yonkers residents)|
|North Carolina||5.499% state withholding|
|North Dakota||2.9% state withholding|
|Ohio||4% state withholding|
|Oklahoma||4% state withholding|
|Oregon||8% state withholding|
|Pennsylvania||3.07% state withholding|
|Puerto Rico||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Rhode Island||5.99% state withholding|
|South Carolina||7% state withholding|
|South Dakota||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Tennessee||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Texas||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||† Unknown State Tax Rate|
|Vermont||6% state withholding|
|Virginia||4% state withholding|
|Washington||No state tax on lottery prizes|
|Washington, D.C.||8.5% state withholding|
|West Virginia||6.5% state withholding|
|Wisconsin||7.65% state withholding|
|Wyoming||No state tax on lottery prizes|
† This state/jurisdiction has not responded to our requests for this information.
If I live in a state that taxes prizes, but bought my ticket in a state with no tax on prizes, do I still need to pay state tax?
Yes, you do. Think of lottery prizes as regular earned income from a job. Just because you may work in a different state, that doesn’t permit you to get away with not paying state income tax in your state of residence. The lottery works the same way.
Whether it’s income from a job or income from gambling, the state where the money is won will tax the prize first at their out-of-state tax rate (assuming the state taxes lottery winnings). If your state of residence has the same or lower tax rate, then you won’t owe anything else. But if your state has a higher rate, you will get a credit for what you paid in the other state, and pay the difference to your state.
If the other state has no tax, you just pay the entire tax bill to your state.
The net result is that you end up paying whichever tax rate is higher between your state of residence and the state where you purchased the ticket. Of course, the tax law is quite complex and it’s possible that some condition or arrangement exists between the two states and a good tax attorney and/or accountant could discover a tax-saving loophole. That’s why we always recommend that major prize winners do not make any major decisions before first hiring a good legal and financial team.
One other option to consider, depending on how much in taxes you’re looking to save: the residency requirements as they relate to prize claims, state taxes, and income reporting. Since you aren’t responsible for paying taxes until you claim the prize, perhaps there is time to establish residency in the state where you purchased the ticket before the prize claim period expires. However, that is something you would definitely need to explore with an attorney before taking any action to assess the feasibility. You would also need to decide if it would be worth the risk of that important little piece of paper not getting lost, damaged, or destroyed in the time you spend arranging everything.
Is it legal to play the lottery over the Internet?
The state lotteries and MUSL (the organization that runs Powerball) are all very firm in their assertion that playing the lottery in any manner over the Internet is illegal. We are not lawyers and can’t provide legal advice, but we are not so sure about their position. Their absolute certainty that it is illegal may have more to do with not wanting to lose control of the player interaction, and less to do with a firm legal footing.
When we assess the legality, we look at what has actually happened in court cases. There have been people in the past who purchased a lottery ticket from an Internet Web site, subsequently won the jackpot, and the lottery attempted to block them from receiving the jackpot. In each case, the winners took the lottery to court and won. They received their jackpot as if they walked into a store and purchased a ticket.
You must keep in mind that any type of Internet-based lottery service is not risk-free. From a legal standpoint, the services are dealing in loopholes in the current law, and the US Congress has taken steps to make those loopholes tighter, particularly in trying to prevent banks and credit cards from allowing Internet payments for lottery services. But there is a much bigger threat when you use an Internet lottery service: getting ripped off.
By not making a purchase in a store, you may be doing something worse than throwing your money away: you may be helping to keep a scam operation running. Stay away from anything referring to a «syndicate». We are not aware of any site using that terminology that is not a scam. Also beware of sites that state «Insured by ___» at the bottom. It is like saying «We don’t really buy lottery tickets, but trust us, you’ll get paid if you win.» Have you ever heard of an insurance company paying out a $200 million Powerball jackpot? We haven’t.
We do allow some advertising on USA Mega for lottery services. We recommend that USA residents stay away from such services, and make your purchases in a store. The ads are directed at non-USA residents, who may not have the online lottery restrictions that exist in the USA.
Although there are a ton of “methods” designed to beat the lotto from picking significant dates to using a lottery number generator software and even those who rely on magic spells. However if you are really serious about winning Powerball prizes then you will need a much more scientific approach.
However, you should note that professional lottery players have a different mindset to most other players. When they target the powerball with their techniques they are not aiming for the top prize.
Just like the techniques involved in other lotto games such as pick 6 or pick 3, the most successful Powerball strategies do not target the jackpot prize. Why is this?
Well would you prefer to win one big prize of, say, $5 million or would you prefer to win 100 prizes with each prize being worth $500,000?
Obviously you would want the 20 smaller wins because they equal $50 million!
Also win you win only once you run the risk of having to share your prize with other potential winners. If there were a lot of winners on the draw you won on then you may end of getting much less than you expected and maybe not even enough to retire
Power Play Prizes
The Power Play is an add-on that you can opt in to when you enter Powerball. For an additional stake, the Power Play increases any non-jackpot prizes won by up to 10 times their original value.
Alongside each main Powerball draw, a Power Play number – either 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 – is also selected. If you opt in to Power Play, any non-jackpot prizes you win are multiplied by this number. The Power Play number is the same for all players, and is available in all territories that offer Powerball, with the exception of California. The following conditions apply for the Power Play add-on:
- You must opt in to play Power Play at the point you purchase a Powerball ticket. You cannot elect to play at a later date.
- The jackpot prize is not included in Power Play, so will retain its original value regardless of which Power Play number is selected.
- The Match 5 prize will only be multiplied by a maximum of 2x its original value, regardless of which Power Play number is selected.
- The 10x Power Play is only available when the jackpot value is less than $150 million.
The table below shows the prizes on offer when you play Power Play:
5 + Powerball
|$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million|
4 + Powerball
3 + Powerball
2 + Powerball
1 + Powerball
Wheeling is an often misunderstood concept even among lottery players who use it.
Firstly, let me dispel a lingering myth: lottery number wheeling is not a means of landing a jackpot win.
Although wheeling your numbers will significantly increase your odds of landing a jackpot prize it is not the main aim for using it.
Many people are disappointed when they learn that there is no method for securing a jackpot and still cling to the desire to land one. When they learn about wheeling they get excited about winning the jackpot and want to wheel as many numbers as possible to make their dream a reality.
So, can they succeed?
Yes, wheeling numbers does give you a huge improvement in your odds of winning a jackpot prize but this is not its main purpose and you should never get caught-up in chasing the jackpot. If it happens great but if it happens it is mostly down to luck and we don’t want to rely on luck; we want to rely on the mathematics of probability manipulation.
Picking Your Numbers
Numbers that show up more frequently than other numbers are known as hot numbers.
Hot numbers are statistically more likely to come up in a winning line.
On the flip side those numbers that appear in winning lines less often are known as cold numbers.
Cold numbers are statistically less likely to come up in a winning line.
So, to give yourself a statistically higher chance of picking numbers that will come up in the winning line simply avoid cold numbers and choose your picks from the hot numbers.
How do you do this?
You simply look up your powerball official site for the hot and cold numbers.
Hot and cold numbers are only half the story of how to win at powerball though.
Most lottery players will simply choose random numbers for their picks.
Of course many players use significant dates or numbers that seem in some way special to them or that stand-out. They look for “signs” such as a repeating number that comes up consistently such as the number on a bus they see is the same as the number on a door they notice that matches a registration on a vehicle that caught their eye etc. This is probably more to do with selective attention than any mystical, Godly or universal intervention though.
Picking random numbers in any lotto game is useless and choosing your numbers based on their “significant” meanings will give you no added advantage of other players.
However there are certain sequences of numbers that are very unlikely to be drawn and so to give yourself a fighting chance in a lotto draw you should avoid those numbers that are less likely to come up in the winning line.
Once you’ve decided on a method for choosing your numbers you still have work to do. There is more you need to do to win the powerball after you have your chosen numbers.
Once you have picked your selection you must then wheel those numbers!
Why is the cash option different than the advertised jackpot?
The Powerball jackpot is an estimated 29-year annuity value, with a total 30 payments (the first payment happens right away, followed by 29 annual payments). When players choose
the annuity option for their prize, the state lottery pays the prize out over 29 years (30 payments) by
buying U.S. Government Treasury Securities, which earn interest and mature annually over
the 29 years. That annual return is the amount the winners receive each year for the
29 year period. With the cash option, the state lottery will take the amount of
money that would have been invested and will pay it directly to the winner in one
payment. Both payment options have federal and applicable state taxes deducted
from them, although with an annuity option you pay taxes gradually on each annual payout, not all at once like with the cash option.
100% 2 — при 2 угаданных:
Номеров: 8 — Билетов: 3
Номеров: 9 — Билетов: 3
Номеров: 10 — Билетов: 3
Номеров: 11 — Билетов: 4
Номеров: 12 — Билетов: 5
Номеров: 13 — Билетов: 6
Номеров: 14 — Билетов: 6
Номеров: 15 — Билетов: 7
Номеров: 16 — Билетов: 8
Номеров: 17 — Билетов: 9
Номеров: 18 — Билетов: 10
Номеров: 19 — Билетов: 11
Номеров: 20 — Билетов: 12
Номеров: 21 — Билетов: 13
Номеров: 22 — Билетов: 13
Номеров: 23 — Билетов: 16
Номеров: 24 — Билетов: 17
Номеров: 25 — Билетов: 18
Номеров: 26 — Билетов: 19
Номеров: 27 — Билетов: 20
Номеров: 28 — Билетов: 22
Номеров: 29 — Билетов: 23
Номеров: 30 — Билетов: 25
Номеров: 31 — Билетов: 26
Номеров: 32 — Билетов: 28
Номеров: 33 — Билетов: 30
Номеров: 34 — Билетов: 31
Номеров: 35 — Билетов: 32
Номеров: 36 — Билетов: 33
Номеров: 37 — Билетов: 35
Номеров: 38 — Билетов: 39
Номеров: 39 — Билетов: 39
Номеров: 40 — Билетов: 40
Номеров: 41 — Билетов: 43
Номеров: 42 — Билетов: 46
Номеров: 43 — Билетов: 49
Номеров: 44 — Билетов: 51
Номеров: 45 — Билетов: 52
100% 3 — при 3 угаданных:
Номеров: 8 — Билетов: 4
Номеров: 9 — Билетов: 4
Номеров: 10 — Билетов: 6
Номеров: 11 — Билетов: 8
Номеров: 12 — Билетов: 11
Номеров: 13 — Билетов: 13
Номеров: 14 — Билетов: 15
Номеров: 15 — Билетов: 15
Номеров: 16 — Билетов: 24
Номеров: 17 — Билетов: 27
Номеров: 18 — Билетов: 33
Номеров: 19 — Билетов: 35
Номеров: 20 — Билетов: 45
Номеров: 21 — Билетов: 49
Номеров: 22 — Билетов: 59
Номеров: 23 — Билетов: 65
Номеров: 24 — Билетов: 76
Номеров: 25 — Билетов: 83
Номеров: 26 — Билетов: 94
Номеров: 27 — Билетов: 105
Номеров: 28 — Билетов: 120
Номеров: 29 — Билетов: 132
Номеров: 30 — Билетов: 142
Номеров: 31 — Билетов: 153
Номеров: 32 — Билетов: 165
Номеров: 33 — Билетов: 191
100% 4 — при 4 угаданных:
Номеров: 8 — Билетов: 5
Номеров: 9 — Билетов: 6
Номеров: 10 — Билетов: 10
Номеров: 11 — Билетов: 17
Номеров: 12 — Билетов: 24
Номеров: 13 — Билетов: 30
Номеров: 14 — Билетов: 44
Номеров: 15 — Билетов: 57
Номеров: 16 — Билетов: 76
Номеров: 17 — Билетов: 99
Номеров: 18 — Билетов: 126
Номеров: 19 — Билетов: 151
Номеров: 20 — Билетов: 198
100% 5 — при 5 угаданных:
Номеров: 8 — Билетов: 6
Номеров: 9 — Билетов: 9
Номеров: 10 — Билетов: 20
Номеров: 11 — Билетов: 34
Номеров: 12 — Билетов: 59
Номеров: 13 — Билетов: 78
Номеров: 14 — Билетов: 138
Номеров: 15 — Билетов: 189
100% 6 — при 6 угаданных:
Номеров: 8 — Билетов: 7
Номеров: 9 — Билетов: 16
Номеров: 10 — Билетов: 45
Номеров: 11 — Билетов: 84
Номеров: 12 — Билетов: 176