US Powerball in India – 2

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The US Powerball lottery offers one of the biggest lottery jackpots available in the entire world. Best of all, as an Indian resident you can 100% legally participate in the US Powerball. In this guide you can read more about how to buy a ticket and find trusted online lottery sites to play on.

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How to buy US Powerball tickets in India

To buy a ticket, simply register with an online lottery sites that offer Powerball and which accepts players from India. Then make a deposit and buy your Powerball ticket. 

There are various operators through which you can partake in the US lottery right from India. Though it’s possible to find tickets being resold, you gain more benefits when you play at the lottery through online lottery websites. When making a choice of operators, you should look out for:

  • If the site accepts players from India. 
  • Beneficial promos and bonuses (for example, Lottos247 offers a free Powerball ticket to all new players)
  • Payment methods (it’s easier to make payments from another payment methods than your Indian bank account)
  • Responsive customer support

Powerball lottery ticket prices

Tickets are really cheap. You can easily purchase tickets for as low as $2 per ticket (about ₹140). If you want to add the Power Play feature you have to add another $1 per ticket (about ₹70).

Bare in mind that even though online lottery sites accept players from India, most of them only accepts payments in USD or Euros. 

Is it legal to buy Powerball tickets in India?

Yes. The ban on lotteries in India only concerns lotteries located inside the country. As the US Powerball draw occurs outside India and the sites that sells the tickets are located outside of India (but in countries where online lottery is legal), there are no laws preventing Indian residents for buying tickets at these sites. 

How to play US Powerball from India

When you buy a Powerball ticket online, you’ll be shown 20 tickets which permit you to choose one or multiple tickets. You’ll have to select 5 numbers plus a bonus number from each ticket. 

While selecting your numbers, you can do this manually or make use of “Quick Pick”, an option which makes a random selection for you. You’ll be notified of the date on which the draw will take place on the website. 

Once you select your numbers, it’s possible for you to purchase more tickets and select a different set of numbers. After selecting the numbers, payment is required and then you’ll have to be patient till the day of the draw.

It is important to note that Powerball has variants, these include Single Game, System Game and Group Play. They are discussed further below.

System game

Under this variant, there’s a heightened possibility of winning through a selection of multiple number combos. It’s possible to select from 1 combination (with five numbers) up to 792 (with twelve numbers). Relying on the system game considerably improves players odds to win.

Group play

This is quite self-descriptive. Group play in Powerball entails deciding to play with a group of persons, could be your family or colleagues. This style of playing aids in splitting ticket costs and boosting players’ odds. Here, a combination of numbers from 5-12 with two bonus numbers as the max.

After your combination has been selected, it is required that you mention your group’s name, together with its members. Where there are winnings to be shared, this is automatically done by the site.

Hot and cold number

The terms, hot and cold are used to label the frequency or rarity of numbers during Powerball draws. By hot numbers, these are those numbers which frequently appear in each draw. Currently, these numbers include numbers such as 16, 20, 23, 32, 41.

However, cold numbers are those which have been hardly drawn. For instance, most of them include numbers like 60, 65, 66, 67, 68.

Apart from these, there are also some numbers regarded as being overdue, such numbers are usually picked by many lottery players. 

Please remember that the numbers on Powerball is randomly chosen and that you cannot actually make a future prediction based on historical data. 

US Powerball Power Play

While playing the Powerball online, there is a possibility of adding to your lines the Power Play Multipliers. The Power Play can enhance the secondary prize amounts by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or even up to 10x. The Power Play does not apply to the jackpot prize. 

To add the Power Play multipliers, all you have to do is select the Power Play option on your entry for $1 extra per ticket (about ₹70).

This is how it works

$1 million is usually the second-tier prize on PowerBall. But with the Power Play multiplier this can easily get doubled to $2 million. 

Prize winnings from the 3rd to 9th prize divisions  get multiplied by 3x, 4x or up to 5x based on the power play number that was drawn. If you, for example, win $50,000 you could instead get $250,000

If the Jackpot is about $150 million or less, multiplier of 10x gets included. 

In this table you can check out how much your secondary prize will get boosted with the PowerBall Power Play feature.

MatchNo Power PlayPower Play x2Power Play x3
5+ PBMin. $40 million Min. $40 millionMin. $40 million
5$1 million$2 million$2 million
4 + PB$50,000$100,000$150,000
3 + PB$100.00$200.00$300.00
2 + PB$7.00$14.00$21.00
1 + PB$4.00$8.00$12.00
0 + PB$4.00$8.00$12.00
MatchPower Play x4Power Play x5Power Play x10
5+ PBMin. $40 millionMin. $40 millionMin. $40 million
5$2 million$2 million$2 million
4 + PB$200,000$250,000$500,000
3 + PB$400.00$500.00$1,000
2 + PB$28.00$35.00$70.00
1 + PB$16.00$20.00$40.00
0 + PB$16.00$20.00$40.00

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