Powerball is drawn on a Wednesday and Saturday, with players choosing five main numbers from a choice of 59 and one Powerball from 35. Cash is awarded for matching anything from the Powerball upwards, with players given a 1 in 31.85 chance of winning a prize on the game. To find out more about Powerball, visit the designated page on Lottery.co.uk.
American lotteries are known for their huge jackpots, with the largest ever prize being won on Mega Millions in March 2012. Three ticket holders shared $656 million before tax, with each choosing to receive a reduced cash amount rather than the full annuity prize, which is paid in 30 instalments over 29 years. The biggest ever lottery win by a single ticket came in May 2013 when Gloria MacKenzie of Florida claimed the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, also opting to take the cash sum of $370.8 million.
Should you choose to bank the cash amount on Wednesday, you would be a cool $304.1 million better off before taxation - a truly life-changing amount of money! You, your children and their children in turn would never have to worry about money again, with friends, family and your chosen charities also being comfortably looked after.
Entries are on sale now for the near-half billion dollar draw, which takes place on Wednesday night, and you will need to buy Powerball tickets to be in with a chance of bagging this beast of a jackpot. They are available from authorised retailers across the United States, but you can also enter Powerball from abroad by using a lottery concierge service. Good luck!
UPDATE: The Powerball jackpot for tonight has now risen to a huge $500 million ($337.8 million cash) due to a rush of ticket sales in America and round the world!