Overseas players are allowed to participate in the Powerball.
Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Due to this practice, some players will find slight variations when playing Powerball in different states. The Florida Lottery would like to remind all players to please play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. Prior to the drawing, the jackpot was predicted to be $375 million, but that number was increased by over $5 million at the time of the drawing.
Saturday's drawing will be the game's highest since a $435.3 million jackpot on February 22.
The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1, officials said.
But, actually winning Powerball, which means having all five numbers correct plus the Powerball?
There are nine ways to win at Powerball.
They matched four white balls and the Powerball.
One such hopeful, Chuck Wenz, plays the lottery twice a week with the same numbers.
Prize money can be claimed up to one year after the drawing.
The service has helped people win close to $58 million since 2002: in late 2015 an Iraqi client won the jackpot in Oregon. Match five prizes are paid out in lump sums and do not have an option for installments like the grand prize.
In case you bought a Powerball lottery ticket for Wednesday's drawing, you'd better plan on showing up for work today.
Since January 2016, theLotter has helped create Powerball millionaires in Canada, El Salvador & Australia, and a Moscow chauffeur won €824,000 in the Austria Lotto! When a player wins, he or she is flown to the USA to collect the jackpot in person.
Lottery officials said the ticket was sold for the December 10, 2016 drawing and purchased at Dollar & Dollars in the 3400 block of Webb Chapel Ext.in northwest Dallas.
Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a victor to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn.