The third largest jackpot prize money of Powerball was drawn on the 27th October 2018. There were two winners present to claim the amount which is (4,905 crores). The amount won is enough to keep seven generations of a family living comfortably.
When such large amounts of money are won, the first thing that crosses everybody’s mind is – How did the winners pick the lucky numbers? Is there a trick? Or were they plain lucky? Luck does play a substantial role in helping you win the lotto.
Yes, there is a way to increase your chances of winning the jackpot, especially in Powerball. But first, we need to understand some of the basics of the Powerball.
Rules of Powerball
The rules are pretty simple for the Powerball played in the United States-
To play you need to select five numbers ranging from 1-69;
You also need to choose from the range of 1-26 for an additional Powerball number;
There is a multiplier feature which can increase the amount of cash prize. It can be multiplied up to 10 times.
What are the odds of winning the jackpot?
Well, according to the math your probability of winning a Powerball jackpot is 1 in a 292 million. But hold on, that is just for the first division.
The second division boils down to the probability of 1: 11.6 million.
But yeah, the chances are pretty low of winning a jackpot in Powerball.
Don’t worry; read on for the tricks and strategies to increase your chances of winning a Powerball lottery.
1. Buy more tickets to increase your probability ratio
You should play in more than a single line to increase your chances of winning. Try playing in 3-5 lines at a time or at times you can even consider more.
2. Becoming a Member of a Lottery Syndicate
One disadvantage of single-handedly buying a ticket is that it can turn out to be a costly affair. You can increase your chances of winning by joining a lottery syndicate or a lottery pool. It is essentially a group of people who come together to buy tickets and share the prize money. W
3. Buy Tickets of Smaller and Less Popular Lotteries
Some lotteries with lower cash prizes (don’t mean it is a smaller amount) have fewer buyers. Ticket prices are also lower which means that the probability ratio of winning is much higher. Never say no to betting on these.
Playing the Powerball Lottery in India
There are many lotteries in India, but none of them boasts of the prize money that international lotteries. If you win the lotto, you can win 750 crores. You can join online platforms such as Lottoland. The concierge website is launching in India soon, and you will be able to play the participate in some of the biggest draws from Americal, Europe, and Australia. As mentioned above, two winners won more than 4000 crores, and with that kind of money, you never have to worry about anything again.