Are you a resident of New Hampshire who recently bought a Powerball ticket at the local Hannaford supermarket in Raymond&mdash? Check your ticket now! You could be holding onto a $487 million Powerball jackpot! The winner has yet to come forward and claim the prize and it’s driving the rest of us crazy.
If you opt for the cash lump sum, you’ll bag a stupendous $330.6 million after taxes.
Haven’t had a chance to check the Powerball results? Here are the Powerball winning numbers for that draw: 1, 17, 21, 23, 32 and the Powerball number is 5. If your lotto numbers match exactly you’re a Powerball lottery winner! This is the third US Powerball jackpot this year to make the list of the 10 biggest lottery prizes in history! You could also be one of 14 people who matched the first five lotto numbers and won $1 million. This American lottery is so popular that there are literally hundreds of Powerball winners made every year.
After the changes made to the rules of the Powerball lottery in October last year, there could be a decline in the number of Powerball winners going forward. The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers went up to one in 292 million. Although that sounds like bad news, it isn’t. It just means that the jackpots are going to keep growing. In January the Powerball broke the record for the biggest jackpot in lottery history at an incredible $1.6 billion. Since then, two more Powerball jackpots (including this one) have made it into the top ten.
So could you become a Powerball winner? The odds of hitting the jackpot seem impossible, but if you buy a ticket, there’s a good chance you’ll win something. The Powerball lottery has a total of nine prize teirs. Your chances of winning one of the other prize tiers are one in 24.78. Considering that the second prize is a guaranteed $1 million, it stands to reason that the Powerball could still make you a millionaire. And with some savvy investing you could grow that money to make all your dreams come true.
Does all this talk of US Powerball jackpots tempt you to hop on a plane to the US to get your hands on a Powerball ticket? Let me save you the airfare. You can play the Powerball lottery online without leaving your couch! It is both legal and safe to buy Powerball tickets online, provided you do it through a legitimate site. Online ticket concierge services have brought a new level of convenience to people like you who want to participate in international lotteries. Before you part with your money, make sure they have a physical address and contact details.
Then the process of buying your Powerball tickets is easy. You’ll probably need to create an account before selecting the lottery you want to play. You’ll have access to American and European lotteries such as the US Mega Millions, EuroMillions and EuroJackpot. After filling in the payslip with your lucky lotto numbers, the concierge service will send agents to buy the physical lottery tickets on your behalf. They’ll even keep track of the lottery results and notify you via email if you’re a winner.
There are some other benefits to buying your lottery tickets online that you may not be aware of. A subscription service lets you buy tickets for multiple draws. Your credit card is automatically billed before each draw which means you’ll never have to put ‘buy lottery tickets’ on your to-do list again. You could also have the option of joining a lottery syndicate. By pooling your entry with other players you stand a higher chance of winning. Even if you have to share your jackpot with others, you could still become a millionaire.
So if you’re really determined to become a Powerball winner, it would be worth your while to buy your Powerball tickets online even if you do live in the US. Aside from the convenience, you have more opportunities to increase your chances of picking the winning Powerball numbers. Or, it would at least give you the ability to play other international lotteries that offer big jackpots. Besides, there’s no rule that says you can’t win a Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot.
The longer you wait to get your tickets for the next Powerball draw, the longer it will be until you win that jackpot! It’s easy to read about lucky winners and think it’ll never happen to you, but if you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t stand a chance. Don’t wait for the next Powerball jackpot to roll over until you start playing. The minimum starting jackpot is a substantial $40 million. And that should be enough to make many of your biggest dreams come true.