Playing Powerball: Tips to Increase Chances of Winning

A St. Louis Powerball tournament draws big prizes and this year is no different. Dozens of lucky gamblers play Powerball hoping to hit the big jackpot. One St. Louis man won a staggering $1 million on Saturday night. Authorities state one lucky player out of 6031 purchased the winning Powerball number for the draw on Wednesday. The lucky winner chose the winning numbers for all 6 numbers in a single drawing at an unknown convenience store in Garden City.


According to official information provided by the Powerball Hotline, a Powerball event is conducted twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. It is an American lottery produced by syndicate groups. Drawing of Powerball prize pool is held in two phases; during the initial draw, Powerball winners get instant prizes and during the second draw, Powerball winners have to wait for ninety days before they can claim their winnings. This means that Powerball players should be careful about which draw to play in as it could make or break their chance to get the big prize.

An average prize of $1.9 million is the biggest prize awarded in Powerball. With an estimated daily jackpot of just over six billion, the odds of winning are slightly higher. The probability of winning in Powerball events is almost ninety percent. To play the game, one must be a resident of Missouri and at least 18 years old. There are also a few exemptions; for instance, Missouri residents who are disabled and senior citizens are allowed to participate in Powerball without obtaining a Powerball ticket.

In order to pick a winning Powerball number, the player has to think of a random number. A random selection is easier to do in Powerball because there are only five numbers to pick from, and the Powerball card consists of five vertical lines. One can use a pencil or a pen to randomly select five numbers from one to five, and then form the number into the center of the Powerball card. After this, the player has to multiply the numbers that form the top portion with the ones that form the bottom portion in order to form the number that wins the Powerball prize.

Winning in Powerball is not tough, but it does require a lot of luck. It is the favorite with many lottery players, and even those who are not regular gamblers still spend time playing the Powerball lottery. Because of the popularity of the Powerball game, there are already numerous ticket sellers and manufacturers that are emerging every day. Some have even trademarked the name “Powerball” and started producing their own unique line of prizes for the Powerball game.

Nowadays, there are literally so many chances to win a Powerball game. One can actually play Powerball online through websites and software that allow a player from anywhere to place bids on a certain number of Powerball tickets. In fact, winning a Powerball lottery is not that difficult. However, in order to make sure that you will indeed win the Powerball game, there are things that you should keep in mind. For starters, Powerball winners are only given prize money proportional to the total amount of bids that were placed on the same number of tickets.

If there are a thousand bids on a particular number, you will only get one Powerball prize. The other kinds of Powerball prizes are given out as a mixture of winning bids depending on the total cost of all the tickets sold plus the value of each individual ticket sold. And since there are several Powerball winners in a million jackpot game, winning is more likely to bring a big prize. So if you want to increase your chances of winning, you may want to play powerball on the weekends or on the weekdays when most jackpot games are played.

After choosing the time that you want to play, the next thing that you have to do is to select five numbers that you think will be the best numbers that you can play with. After that, you will just have to put these five numbers on your playningslip so that your chances of winning can be enhanced. Also, your Powerball playing experience would be much better if you have already selected a Powerball brand that you like. The best recommended choices are Powerball brand names such as Revell, Microgaming, Playmobil, and lottery supplies. You can buy these in just about any local retail outlets, including shopping malls.