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One of the ways to participate in the drawing of foreign lottery tickets is to use intermediaries of foreign games. The principle of work of intermediaries is quite simple - specialized sites have agents in the states, drawing tickets for world lotteries.

Resellers purchase original tickets for common games. The participant receives a scanned copy of the ticket, and filling in the original is carried out in accordance with the instructions of the participant of the drawing.

The income of intermediaries consists in the sale of tickets for foreign games at a cost, an order of magnitude higher than the market, the intermediary charges a commission for the provision of his services. This is the disadvantage of using intermediary services.

Upon receipt of the winnings, funds are withdrawn to the player's account, which he binds when registering his account on the intermediary's website.

In case of receiving a large cash prize of the second or third category, the account owner must go through the verification procedure, which confirms the identity of the owner of the registered account.

If you win the jackpot, it will be handed out only in person, therefore, in such a situation, it will be necessary to prepare for a trip to the country of the lottery. Some large services in such a situation partially cover the costs of organizing the trip., which is the undoubted advantage of using intermediary services.

After that, it is possible to make a payment to the system in any convenient way and pay for the purchase of tickets. Large sites provide the ability to deposit money using any of the most electronic payment methods.

In this case, you can use both bank cards of the most common systems, and various virtual wallets. The disadvantage of most of these sites is the lack of Russian in the interface.

After depositing funds, they are reflected in the game account, the player only has to independently choose the foreign lottery that interests him. The ticket price is equal to the real, there are no markups of intermediaries, what can be considered one of the advantages of this way of playing.

In order to protect yourself from fraudulent activities, you need to know, that there are two types of intermediaries - transparent and invisible, they work differently.

Transparent intermediaries conduct open activities. The buyer can see all the markups before purchasing the coupon and decide, whether or not to invest in the purchase of a ticket. In order to see the available prices, you do not need to go through the registration procedure on the intermediary's website.

Invisible intermediaries do not provide information on extra charges and the real cost of the ticket, when selling it by an intermediary, the player can see, just putting it in your basket, after completing the registration procedure on the intermediary website.

To protect yourself, you should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • choose only reliable ones for the game, large and time-tested services;
  • before using the services provided, you need to check the availability of an activity license, especially when purchasing a real ticket, the license is a guarantee of the supplier's honesty;
  • you should rummage on the Internet and study the available fresh reviews about the games and sites on which the game was carried out.

General information about the lottery

The game is relatively young, the first draw was marked by 1988 year. Then the game had another name "American lotto". This lottery gained popularity immediately. 22 April 1992 year, the game changed its name and became known as Powerball. Rules and audience remain the same.

C 2001 the game is gaining popularity. The reason for this is the advertising campaign carried out and the changed rules (cumulative jackpot introduced). Since then, millions of people have taken part in the draws. By the way, MegaMillions - the second most popular lottery in the US - does not lag far behind Powerball.

Today this game is known not only in America. People from other countries try to buy tickets by any means, to "catch your luck by the tail". But most Powerball is played in California. The popularity of the game here contributes to, that ticket purchases apply to other states. More privileges for California residents. There are special rules for them and there is no fixed prize amount!

What is the reason for the popularity of this game:

  1. Convenient time, in which the draws take place. Draws are running 2 once a week (tuesday and saturday). It's morning in America this time.
  2. Accumulative jackpot, which increases by 10 million. There is no maximum limit for this prize.!
  3. Charity - lottery organizers spend part of the money for buying tickets on improving cities, improve education. No wonder this lottery is the leader of our rating of foreign lotteries.

How does the Powerball draw??

This lottery belongs to the type of "double reel". One drum contains 69 white balls, and the other – 26 red balls. Only one red ball will be drawn, and this red ball is called Powerball.

When you buy a ticket, you choose five numbers (these winning numbers will be taken from the first white ball reel) and one Powerball number (which will be pulled from the second reel with red balls). You can choose any numbers on the ticket manually or let LottoAgent pick them for you at random.

How many numbers need to be guessed, to win something and what prizes you will receive?

So once again, let's define the terminology, white balls correspond to numbers in the upper field from 1 to 69; the red ball is called Poweball and you need to guess it in the bottom field with numbers from 1 to 26.

The following winning combinations are possible:

  • 5 correct white balls and Powerball: jackpot (begin with 40 million dollars and has no upper limit)
  • 5 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 1 000 000
  • 4 correct white balls and Powerball: $ 10 000
  • 4 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 100
  • 3 Correct White Ball and Powerball: $ 100
  • 3 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 7
  • 2 Correct White Ball and Powerball: $ 7
  • 1 correct white ball and powerball: $ 4
  • No white balls, Powerball only: 4 $

If you have not regretted two dollars and have chosen the Powerplay option, then the amount of remuneration for you will be as follows:

  • Not one of the white balls is guessed correctly, guessed only Powerball: 8 – 40 $ *
  • 5 correct white balls and Powerball: jackpot
  • 5 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 2 000 000
  • 4 correct white balls and Powerball: $ 20 000 – $ 100 000 *
  • 4 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 200 – $ 1000 *
  • 3 Correct White Ball and Powerball: $ 200 – $ 1000 *
  • 3 correct white balls, but without Powerball: $ 14 – $ 70 *
  • 2 correct white balls and Powerball: $ 14 – $ 70 *
  • 1 correct white ball and powerball: 8 – 40 dollars *

* – the exact value of the payment will depend on, whether the multiplier 2X was chosen at random, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The 10X multiplier is only available for jackpots worth less than 150 million dollars.

Lottery history

The original name of the Powerball lottery is "American Loto". The game was created in the distant 1988 year and at that time enjoyed great popularity among the entire population of the United States of America.

The game got a new name 19 April 1992 of the year. Since then, she is known all over the world, like a Powerball lottery. The first draw of the updated game took place three days later - 22 April 1992 of the year. Players didn't notice much of the difference between the two lotteries, therefore, the big leap in the new audience was not noticed by the organizers of the draw.

Powerball additional lottery option, which allows you to constantly increase the amount of the jackpot, appeared 7 Martha 2001 of the year. Then a lot more people became interested in the game..

It is noteworthy that, that initially the organizers of the Powerball lottery planned to sell tickets only on the territory 23 US states. The limitations were related to the fact, that the organizers did not want to sell tickets in those regions, where tickets for another popular American lottery Mega Millions are sold.

However, in 2009 the representatives of these two games "found a common language". The decision was made, that tickets for both lotteries will be sold simultaneously. From now on, you can purchase a lucky coupon on the territory 44 states of America.

Income, which states receive from ticket sales, as well as tax winnings, used at the discretion of local authorities. Most states use them to stimulate government programs., which are related to education and public improvement.

California residents only have special game rules. This state does not have a feature called "Power play". The amount of prizes is also not fixed. It directly depends on, how many tickets were sold for this drawing, as well as the number of lottery winners.

Syndicate

What is a syndicate?

Syndicate is a voluntary grouping of players to purchase tickets in bulk and take part in the game. The syndicate allows you to buy many times more lottery tickets, but the resulting winnings in this game strategy are divided equally among all members of the syndicate. The syndicate is also called the "lottery pool". Each member of the pool must make a certain contribution and adhere to special rules, which each syndicate develops for itself.

Syndicate members can be friends, colleagues, relatives and appoint the head of the syndicate, which monitors the results of the game and manages the pool funds. There are syndicates, where the participants don't know each other. Such pools are created for a one-time game in order to save on ticket purchases.

Syndicates were created to increase the chances of winning the game. Known, that the more lottery tickets bought, the more likely you are to win a prize.

How to play as part of a syndicate?

To participate in the syndicate, the player can create his own pool, uniting friends and acquaintances, or join an existing syndicate.

Pool members make monthly or quarterly contributions, fixed size. With this money, a certain number of lottery tickets is purchased for each game.. If the syndicate wins a prize, then the amount of the winnings in equal parts goes to each participant in the pool.

Where to play?

Usually, the opportunity to play as part of a syndicate is provided by intermediary sites. Information regarding participation in pools can be found in the site rules.

How much can you win?

Amounts, the syndicates win range from 4 dollars before the jackpot. According to statistics, near 40 % of all major lottery prizes belong to pool members.

How much more likely to win as part of a syndicate?

Chances of winning are based on the number of tickets purchased by the syndicate. Anyway, playing in a pool means, that the total number of tickets for the syndicate will be 200-300. Compared to the odds of an individual game on 1-2 ticket, then you can see the real picture. The odds of winning as part of a syndicate are several times higher than playing alone.

Winnings

note, that in this lottery the order of numbers does not matter. The most important thing is to accurately guess all the numbers.

for example, if you have selected numbers on your lottery ticket in the following order “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6», and in the lottery drum they fell out in a completely different order "2, 5, 6, 1, 3, 4». It does not mean, what did you lose, on the contrary, we won, after all, absolutely all the numbers of this drawing have been guessed.

Consider, how the size of the win depends on the number of guessed digits:

  • 1 red ball - 4 Doll. USA;
  • 1 white and 1 red balloons - 4 Doll. USA;
  • 2 whites and 1 red balloons - 7 Doll. USA;
  • 3 white balls - 7 Doll. USA;
  • 3 whites and 1 red ball - 100 Doll. USA;
  • 4 white balls - 100 Doll. USA;
  • 4 whites and 1 red ball - 10 thousand. Doll. USA;
  • 5 white balls - 1 million. Doll. USA;
  • 5 whites and 1 red ball - jack pot.

If the draw is played with a multiplier, then the amount of the win will be:

  • 1 red ball - from 8 Doll. USA to 40 Doll. USA;
  • 1 white and 1 red balloons - from 8 Doll. USA to 40 Doll. USA;
  • 2 whites and 1 red balloons - from 14 Doll. USA to 70 Doll. USA;
  • 3 white balls - from 14 Doll. USA to 70 Doll. USA;
  • 3 whites and 1 red ball - from 200 Doll. USA to 1 thousand. Doll. USA;
  • 4 white balls - from 200 Doll. USA to 1 thousand. Doll. USA;
  • 4 whites and 1 red ball - from 20 thousand. Doll. USA to 100 thousand. Doll. USA;
  • 5 white balls - 2 million. Doll. USA;
  • 5 whites and 1 red ball - jack pot.

It is because of the Powerball prize pool that the online USA lottery is considered one of the most profitable for players., because the cost of tickets is not very high, and there are serious sums at stake for winnings.

Increase in winnings

Every person wants to get a large amount of winnings, than declared by the organizers of the lottery. If you play Powerball, then you always have such a chance. Players can double or even triple their bets. Of course, the cost of one ticket also increases. But, more chances of getting a prize.

To get a bigger prize, players can cooperate and create a so-called "syndicate". This is not part of the official Powerball rules, however, and is not prohibited by US law.

The principle of operation is simple: a certain number of participants in the drawing redeem the maximum possible number of tickets. In case of a win, it is divided "fairly" between all members of the syndicate.

There are two options for winning section:

  • equally among all participants;
  • proportionately.

Most often, players choose the last partition method. It means, that the player will receive a large amount, who bought tickets for 100 US dollars, and not on 10 US dollars. This division is considered fairer and more honest..

True, this option is not available for players from Russia and you are unlikely to be able to find honest organizers, who can represent it.

Maximum winnings

The Powerball lottery is considered one of the largest lotteries in the world. And this is not surprising, because at the beginning 2016 the prize fund was 1,5 billion US dollars. This is a lot of money even for wealthy American citizens..

This jackpot was won by a resident of Florida, who recently turned 80 years. The woman did not even suspect, what ticket, which she bought in the store for 2 US dollars, will make her a real millionaire.

The American had two ways to collect her money:

  • the whole amount at once (in the end she would get 930 US dollars, net of all taxes and fees);
  • partially "split" payments into 30 years.

The latter option would be more profitable in terms of taxation. It is also a safer scenario., since there are known cases, when lottery winners took their big winnings, and then they were just lost.

However, the winner decided, what to expect at her age 30 years is not the best option, so I took all my prize at once.

The maximum winning amount is not limited. As already said, every week is added to the base jackpot 10 million US dollars, if there was no main winner in the previous draw. therefore, everyone has a chance to hit the biggest jackpot in the world and set a new record.

How much does a PowerBall Australia ticket cost

The cost 1 ticket - 1,89 $. The price includes:

  • booking and payment of a ticket
  • the ability to follow the game
  • e-mail notifications
  • payment of winnings including tax

It is profitable to buy several tickets at once, order multi-circulation or subscribe. Then you can get a discount up to 13 % and free tickets. New members will receive a gift after the first payment 1 ticket and discount 10 %.

To replenish your account you can use:

Payment systems WebMoney, Qiwi, Yandex money, Skrill
Online banking Sberbank, Promsvyazbank
Cards Visa, Maestro, WORLD
Telecom operators Megaphone, MTS, Beeline, Tele 2

HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL:

  1. Choose five different numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26

  2. Place wagers by asking for a QUICK PICK or by using the Powerball playslip. Playslips are available at Wisconsin Lottery retailers.

  3. 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.

  4. Select the Power Play feature (an additional $1 per play) for a chance to multiply winnings.

  5. Check playslip carefully before handing it to the retailer. POWERBALL TICKETS CANNOT BE CANCELLED.

  6. Give completed playslip and cash to the retailer.

  7. Receive, sign, and safeguard ticket. A ticket is needed to claim a prize. Playslips are not valid to claim a prize.

  8. 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:

MATCH WIN ODDS
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

DRAW DAYS:

HIS M T W TH F S
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.

Play Powerball in RF?

On the territory of the Russian Federation, the Powerball lottery game has been available since 1988 of the year. Previously it was called "Lotto America". An interesting fact, that residents of other countries are exempt from taxes on winnings in Powerball. Taxes only apply to US citizens. Moreover, in each state the tax has its own value.

Russian citizens will have to pay taxes at home, if they get a big prize. Small winnings are not taxed, they are credited directly to the participant's gaming account and are easily transferred to an electronic wallet or bank card.

To buy a Powerball ticket in the Russian Federation, you need to contact intermediary sites for help.

The interaction process with this version of the game is as follows:

  1. Purchase of a ticket by the player on the intermediary's website.
  2. The intermediary purchases a ticket from the lottery officials abroad.
  3. The player receives a ticket in electronic form and takes part in the drawing.

Such a ticket purchase scheme is required, After all, anywhere outside the United States, it is unrealistic to buy Powerball tickets in the public domain. Intermediaries buy tickets in the USA and sell them in Russia at the request of players. Intermediary websites sometimes take quite an impressive commission for their services. But there are simply no other options for purchasing tickets..

Wherein, the intermediary credits not too large winnings to the gaming account and organizes the service with maximum convenience for the player.

But that's only if, when the intermediary is verified, reliable and has earned its reputation for more than one year of diligent work.

Distribution of results

The player receives a prize depending on the number of balls matched. Distribution of prize categories by the number of correctly marked numbers.

Prize levels

Guessed
balls

Everyone's prize
player

Prize
winner

1

5 major +1 additional

687 800 000 dollars

687 800 000 dollars

2

5 major

1 000 000 dollars

2 000 000 dollars

3

4 major +1 additional

50 000 dollars

150 000 dollars

4

4 major

100 dollars

300 dollars

5

3 major +1 additional

100 dollars

300 dollars

6

3 major

7 dollars

21 dollars

7

2 major +1 additional

7 dollars

21 dollars

8

1 major +1 additional

4 dollar

12 dollars

9

0 major +1 additional

4 dollar

When the lottery started to take its first steps (1988 year), then it was called Lotto America and had the format 7/40. The ticket price was then 1 dollars. The minimum winnings were 5 dollars. The rest of the winnings were distributed depending on the prize pool, there were no fixed values.

The probability of becoming the owner of the main prize of the lottery was then 1 to 18 millions. Besides, a one-time payment of the entire prize amount did not exist then. Player, lottery winner, received my prize in parts.

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