It is no longer news that our ever thrilling lottery game- Wisconsin Powerball Lottery draw is here again, and this time with a whooping eyes-rolling One Hundred and Thirty-Five Million USD ($137,000,000.00). Great! You said?
As against its normal play days of every Wednesdays and Saturdays when draws were made, Powerball Lottery draws jackpot of $137,000,000.00 is going to be played this Friday.
For the sake of the “newbies”, it all began in the year 1988, when the Lotto America was first played. Four years later (April 19, 1992), Lotto America was christened “Powerball Lottery”. Though present day lottery games use drums for drawing their winning numbers, Powerball Lottery game is globally known for being the first betting game to use a two-drum system, to draw two sets of balls. Also widely known as the biggest lottery game, especially in the United States where it is played in all the 32 states.
How to play Powerball Lottery:
In this lottery game, a player selects two sets of lotto figures, if the two numbers match, then he wins. However, this particular two-draw system provides more than some levels of winning as the probability of winning is one out of thirty-five (1/35). As like all the other lottery games, winning in the Wisconsin Powerball also entails a great deal of strategic intervention plus a powerful push. Players usually apply basic lottery tricks and tips to at least give a relief of selecting the number randomly. The additional power ball or number gives the chance to win extra prizes.
The method of playing Powerball, or more specifically the way numbers are picked have changed invariably over the years. In 2009 alone, five numbers are to be picked from the range of 1-59 while the power ball number is chosen from 1-39. But as always, the jackpot prize is won, once all numbers match the drawn combination.
Powerball lottery jackpot winners has two options of receiving their winnings: either at a lump sum, or thirty installment pays made within 29 years. If there are no winners in that draw, the jackpot prize is rolled over for the next draw.
A cheap fee of $1.00 is charged per ticket of Powerball, and an extra dollar is made if the player wants to have a multiplier that increases his prize and jackpot (if he wins).
With Powerball Lottery, winning is always possible. The important thing is that to get the best chance at winning in Wisconsin Powerball lottery jackpot, like Duke did, one needs to find a proven lottery system for each game to win. Then, consistency and dedication to this system will draw the line and put the odds into one’s favor.
RULES of Winning The Powerball Lottery
Wisconsin Powerball is one of the highest-prized lottery game. The old Wisconsin Powerball has a 5/55 + 1/42 number field, which was changed in early 2009. The new format is 5/59 + 1/39, briefly put- 5 numbers (chosen from 1-59, one set) plus another number (from 1-39, another set).
Although winning the jackpot is as near as never, Powerball still compensated this by lowering the necessities to win the smaller prizes. The second prize is $200,000 in cash and can be won by a match of five white balls in any order. Moreso, hitting the red ball or Powerball right gives the player some extras into his pocket.
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Really, beating the odds in Powerball is fairly easy, one must select a five number combination (from 1-59) and another one number (red ball or powerball). If the five numbers were drawn but the powerball wasn’t, the player has beat the odds of the game.
Past Winners of The Powerball Lottery
Truth be told, last May 18, 2013; the record for the largest Powerball prize ever won by a single ticket entry was put in history. That ticket won $590.5 million as the jackpot prize. Though, the big fortune was shared among eight people.
Another successful play worthy of mention is Brad Buke. Back in 2005, 34 years old Duke won $220 million jackpot in the USA Powerball lottery! In an interview, Brad said he developed his lottery winning numbers system over time by studying the most recent Powerball numbers over the past six months, and picked the most recent set of 15 numbers that were coming up frequently. He made a little adjustments those numbers, and was soon winning smaller amounts up to $500.
So far, Duke has increased his fortune to nearly $200 million, and he is well on track to achieving his billionaire status.
Lotteries are certainly played by a lot of people and this Powerball game is one which is the most widely played. The more tickets purchased, the higher the chances of winning. Some enjoyed this game because it made them win money quickly.