USA Powerball Reaches US$485 Million Tonight!
Last Updated: Wednesday 11 February 2015, 10:33 am
Lottery fans have a bumper week ahead of them with a $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw Division One prize to play for on Saturday, but all eyes are on America as their version of Powerball hits a staggering US$485 million tonight! Players across the US and around the world are snapping up tickets in droves, hoping to claim an amount of cash which is beyond most people’s wildest dreams.
USA Powerball is one of two massive American multi-state lotteries and has seen its top prize roll since it was last won on Saturday 29th November by Lisa Quam from Washington State. Quam picked up US$90 - a huge amount of money, but nothing compared to tonight’s US$485 million and way off the biggest prize won on a single ticket, which stands at $590.5 million, which was claimed by Gloria MacKenzie of Florida in May 2013.
USA Powerball Division One prizes are paid in 30 instalments over 29 years, but ticket holders often choose to accept a reduced cash sum, with MacKenzie eventually picking up US$370.8 million. The cash total for tonight’s draw will be $327.7 million before taxes, should any winner choose that option. To find out more about USA Powerball, visit the dedicated lottery page.
Players can pick up their tickets from authorised retailers across the United States, but it is also possible to play from overseas through a trusted and secure online lottery concierge service. They will send an agent to buy your ticket, who will then scan it and upload it to your account. They will also kick off the claims procedure if you are lucky enough to win a USA Powerball prize. To get hold of your tickets for this US$485 million draw, simply visit the Buy Tickets page and scroll down to the USA Powerball icon. Good luck!
UPDATE: The USA Powerball top prize now stands at an amazing US$500 million (US$337.8 million cash) after a surge of sales around the world!