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 usually do not have a large enough player pool to offer the incredible jackpots put forth by Powerball. Jackpot rollovers occur when there is no winner, and this can generate some truly colossal top prizes in a short amount of time; the biggest on record was worth $590.5 million!
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: $40,000,000
View the latest Powerball Numbers and prize breakdown for: Saturday October 3rd 2015.
History of Powerball in the USA
Powerball 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 known as ‘Powerball’ in 1992, and in the subsequent years it has spread to more and more states, reaching its present tally of 47 states and jurisdictions, including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Powerball rules have changed several times since the game was first launched, with the latest changes being introduced in October 2015. The minimum jackpot value is $40 million and players need to pick and match five main numbers from the range 1 to 69 as well as one Powerball number from the range 1 to 26 to win the top prize. There are eight other prize tiers for players who match fewer numbers, plus an optional Power Play feature which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by as much as ten times over!