Did you know that US Powerball holds the record for the world’s biggest jackpot? Or that it was the first lottery to draw numbers out of 2 drums?
Whether know all about US Powerball, or new to the game, here are 11 things you may not know about this famous international lottery.
It all began in 1992
US Powerball launched 27 years ago and has been creating millionaires ever since. It took over from Lotto America and is established in 44 US states it’s also available in 3 additional jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Minimum jackpot raised to AUD $54 million
In 2012 the minimum jackpot was raised to a staggering US$40 million, or just over AUD$54 million! Not a bad starting point! And great news, all jackpots are rolled over until there’s a winner!
The largest win in US history
In January 2016 the largest Powerball win saw the lucky winners hit the jackpot, three people split an incredible AUD 2.18 billion!!! This is what dreams are made of, and enough money to set up your life and the lives of family and friends!
You don’t have to be in the USA to play
You don’t have to fly to the USA to play US Powerball, you can win right here in Australia from the comfort of your own living room. All you need is internet access to start playing our matching US Power Lotto! When you purchase a ticket in our US Power Lotto, we will purchase a matching ticket in the US Powerball lottery conducted in the USA. It’s as easy as that!
The multiplier feature
Did you know that for a few extra dollars you can activate the multiplier feature?
For an extra few dollars, you can multiply your non-jackpot win by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times! Imagine winning 2nd division, then times it by 2!
We guarantee your winnings
If you purchase our lottery ticket from The Lottery Office and win, we guarantee that we’ll pay you the exact winning amount that we collect from the matching winning US Powerball ticket.
You can remain anonymous after winning US Powerball
If you play lottery through The Lottery Office and win, you can choose to remain anonymous. There’s no need to deal with all the hoopla associated with winning a big jackpot, we want you to enjoy your win in peace and quiet.
It’s not betting
Unlike betting companies who rely on insurance companies to pay out large prizes for betting on lottery outcomes, we buy matching tickets in the overseas lotteries for the ones we issue in our own lottery. We claim the prize from US Powerball and pay the exact same amount to you.
A percentage of revenue goes to charity
Every time you purchase a ticket through The Lottery Office a percentage of the transaction is deposited to our Charitable and Community Benefits Fund to be distributed to various charities and community benefit organisations in your own area. A win for the community and hopefully a win for you!
Australian owned and operated
You may not know but The Lottery Office is Australian owned and operated. Our customer service team is based in Australia so you can be sure you’re dealing with a team located in Australia.
When you play US Power Lotto with The Lottery Office you are safe. The Lottery Office is licenced by the Northern Territory Government and audited on an ongoing basis to ensure we are meeting all regulatory requirements.
Now you know more about US Powerball, it’s time to PLAY with us! A big jackpot win will turn your dreams into reality, whether it’s jetting off on a round-the-world trip, paying off your mortgage, buying your kids a house, or splashing out on that bright red Ferrari you’ve always wanted to own. Buy a ticket in our lottery now for your chance to win!