Powerball Lottery

 

us USA - Powerball

Jackpot:

US$ 159,000,000


Time remaining:    
Draw 11/01/2014


 

PowerBall is offered by the Multi-State Lottery Association, which is comprised of 29 states, plus the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The PowerBall jackpots reach heights that have surpassed the $300 million mark! When you subscribe to buylottoonline.com, you are playing PowerBall in the State of Rhode Island.

The Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million dollars and increases by no less than $5 million per drawing when there is no winner! And you can buy Power Ball lottery tickets online right here: at buylottoonline.com

You win the jackpot by matching 5 numbers from 1 to 59 plus a Powerball number from 1 to 35. There are nine ways to match and win and you win a prize just by matching the Powerball. Prize amounts will vary depending on sales levels and number of winners. One ticket in 32 wins a prize!!

Prize divisions

Divisions Matches Odds to win
1 Prize 5+1 1:175,223,510
2 Prize 5 1:5,153,633
3 Prize 4+1 1:648,976
4 Prize 4 1:19,087
5 Prize 3+1 1:12,245
6 Prize 3 1:360
7 Prize 2+1 1:706
8 Prize 1+1 1:111
9 Prize 0+1 1:55

Powerball Tickets

Click here to see a sample ticket from the PowerballLottery played in Rhode Island.

Draw dates

Winning numbers are drawn in West Des Moines, Iowa, every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 PM.

Claiming prizes

When we detect that you win a prize, we notify you.

Lottery Retailers can pay prizes up to $599. buylottoonline.com will redeem your ticket and we will either credit it to your subscription or send you your winnings. We will typically have your winnings within 2 or 3 days after the draw date.

Prizes over $599 must be claimed at Lottery headquarters and require a lottery claim form. We will send you the forms and assist you in submitting your tickets to the Rhode Island Lottery.

If you win the jackpot you must appear in person at the Rhode Island Lottery headquarters. We will make arrangements to personally hand you the ticket before you go.

All winning tickets must be claimed within one year from the draw date printed on the ticket.

Payment options

Powerball jackpots are paid in 30 annual installments but a winner has the opportunity to choose the Cash Value of their jackpot prize within 60 days after claiming the jackpot.

Cash option

If you select the Cash Option, you will receive an amount equal to the net proceeds of the sale of bonds purchased to fund the 30 annual payments for that prize.

Annual payments

If you choose the annual payments option, you'll receive the Powerball jackpot in 30 annual payments.

Taxes

The Rhode Island Lottery must withhold 25% for federal and 7% for state taxes from prizes over $5,000. Non-US residents’ prizes are subject to federal back-up withholding. If you choose the "Annual Payment" option you will be responsible for paying federal tax on an annual basis and the rate will vary year to year.

Eligibility

You must be 18 or older to play the Powerball Lottery. It is not necessary to be a US citizen or resident to play the lottery.