How To Bet On The US Powerball

Select 6 Balls With Jackpot Betting Companies

Overview

Jackpot betting created huge excitement in the Lotto world with the revolutionary opportunity to win international lottery jackpots from around the globe including the massive US Powerball.

Historically if someone based in the UK wanted to win the US Powerball jackpot, the only way would be to:

  • Travel to the USA
  • Or trust and pay for a ticket buying company who buys and holds a ticket on your behalf

For a significantly lower price than ticket buying companies, customers can now engage with worldwide lotteries and win jackpots – wherever they live. This includes the eye watering US Powerball jackpot.

Rather than buying tickets directly with the lotteries, a fixed odds bet is simply made on your chosen numbers. However unlike traditional bookmakers where you can only bet on up to 5 numbers, you can win the full jackpots. The smaller payouts come from bet revenues and jackpots are underwritten by massive international insurance networks.

Initially many customers wanted proof that this insurance method was 100% guaranteed to pay the massive jackpots. Those initial questions have been answered numerous times and were effectively put to bed when the Guinness Book of Records confirmed:

The largest online gambling payout is €90,000,000 (£79,002,400; $105,121,000), as paid out by Lottoland Limited (Gibraltar) in Gibraltar, on 1 June 2018.


Step 1: Choose An Online Lotto Jackpot Betting Company

There are now a great range of companies giving you the chance to win the US Powerball Jackpot. Lottoland are the best known but are facing stiff competition from LottoMart, Jackpot.com, UniBet - to name just a few.

The line bet prices vary significantly between companies. E.g. Lottoland offer a standard line bet price on Powerball Lotto of £3* at time of writing.

Some of the companies have welcome offers for new customers. We have created a page especially for comparing online jackpot companies that offer the US Powerball Lottery here. We simply compare prices and rate the companies based on 8 categories.

All of the companies compared are fully regulated. For this guide we’re going to use Lottoland as an example as they’re #1 rated on our site.


Step 2: Register and Deposit with your chosen company

When you’ve decided which company you’re going to try first for US Powerball Lotto betting, you’ll need to:

  • Click through a link on our site
  • Complete registration and deposit

Registration and deposit can be done before or after number selections at Lottoland. Lottoland have the fantastic, time saving option of registering with your Google account. You may be entitled to a fantastic welcome offer and a promo.


Step 3: Choose Your Numbers or Select a Quick Pick

Lottoland defaults to Quick Pick automatic number selection i.e. random numbers will be selected. However you can edit that and choose your own numbers if you want.

For the US Powerball you need to select five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and one number from 26 red Powerballs. It’s fine for the red Powerball to be the same as one of the white balls.


Step 4: One Or Multiple Lines?

‘Lines’ are essentially selections of numbers. Lottoland defaults to 3 lines however you can easily delete 2 of those and just go with 1 line. If you want, you can choose up to 6 lines on each US Powerball draw.


Step 5: Choose Draws

Here you can select the draws you want to bet on. You can bet on the draws for the following 2 draw days if you wish i.e. Thursday and Sunday or Sunday and Thursday depending on the day you place your bet.


Step 6: Choose Duration/Number of Weeks

You need to choose how many weeks you want to bet with the same numbers. With Lottoland, you can bet anywhere from just 1 week up to 52 weeks of draws.

You can also choose a subscription option where you Choose to renew your bets automatically by checking the Subscription (Sub) box and how often using the dropdown box. For example, if you choose 4 weeks, your bets will renew every 4 weeks.

A JackpotHunt (Hunt) will renew your bets until the current jackpot is won. When the Jackpot is won, your jackpotHunt will end. You can opt out any time.

Bonus Step: Choose to Only Bet if the Jackpot is big enough for you

Lottoland offer a great filter option where you can choose for your bets to only be placed if the jackpot is a certain size.


Step 7: Choose Your Extra features

Different operators offer different innovative features. At Lottoland, they offer the following fantastic features:

DoubleJackpot:

The DoubleJackpot feature allows you to go for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official Irish Lotto draw is £8m and you bet on the outcome with Lottoland and activate the DoubleJackpot feature, you will go for a jackpot of £16m..

You will pay double the price of your normal line to activate the DoubleJackpot feature.

Number Shield:

With NumberShield you win the jackpot all by yourself, regardless of how many other players have the same winning numbers as you.

Once you have completed your line(s) for a draw, click on the "Shield Numbers" option. As long as no other player has already activated the feature on the numbers, you won't have to share a jackpot.


Step 8: Choose whether to take part in the Power Play Extra Game

At Lottoland for an extra £1 per draw you can choose to multiply non-jackpot wins with PowerPlay. This means you can get double the value of tier two prizes and multipliers of up to 10x on all non-jackpot prizes.


Step 9: Confirm and Proceed

When you’re happy with all your choices, you can confirm and proceed with the bet. If you registered and deposited at the beginning of the process, then you’re good to go. If not, then you can do those 2 simple steps now.


Step 10: Check Results

Check out our US Powerball Results centre to see if you’ve won. The US Powerball is drawn Every Thursday and Sunday at approx. 04:00AM (UK/Irish Time*)

*That is every Wednesday and Saturday evening in the US.


* Prices Disclaimer: The displayed prices are intended as a guide only and whilst we work hard to ensure they're up to date, they are subject to change from the operators. Prices correct as of 11/08/2019. These prices refer to normal bet line prices. Please always check prices on the betting operator site before placing any bets. Lottoland can at its own discretion decide to increase the price of the single line bet if the underlying lottery jackpot reaches US $500m to £6. Please check Lottoland website to confirm.

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