Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that is played every Wednesday and Saturday in the USA. Whilst most US States have their own lottery games, they are usually restricted to players who happen to live in those states. Powerball is different because tickets are sold in 45 jurisdictions across the country, which means that jackpots and consolation prizes are much bigger than in state-specific games. Jackpot rollovers occur when there is no winner, and this can generate some truly colossal jackpots in future games; the biggest on record was worth $590,500,000!
This site brings you the very latest Powerball numbers within moments of the balls being drawn. Our crack team of eagle-eyed specialists verify the numbers manually several times to make sure that they are accurate.
The Last Powerball Jackpot was: $261,000,000
View the latest Powerball Numbers and prize breakdown for: Wednesday January 28th 2015.
History of Powerball in the USA
The Powerball game in the USA has its roots in a game called Lotto*America, which had its first draw in 1988 and was the first game to be offered by the Multi-State Lottery Association. The game became just ‘Powerball’ in 1992, and in the subsequent years it has spread to more and more states, reaching its present tally of 45 jurisdictions, including the US Virgin Islands.
Powerball rules have changes several times since the game was first launched, with the latest changes being introduced in January 2012. Right now the minimum jackpot value is $40 million and players need to pick and match 5 main numbers from the range 01 to 59 as well as one Powerball number from the range 01 to 35 to win it. There are eight consolation prize tiers for players who match fewer numbers.