Powerball is a multi-state lottery game that starts at $40 million and rapidly increases to a whopping $1.5 billion jackpot. Currently, players can play this game online or at authorized retailers throughout the United States. Powerball drawings are held twice a week and the jackpot grows by $10 million each drawing. In April 2020, the starting jackpot will be reduced to $2 million to make way for a rollover. This is to ensure that prize levels are funded. More states are turning to the internet to grow lottery sales, as the demographics of the US population change.
Mississippi’s lottery law dedicates the first $80 million of net proceeds from the Powerball draw to the State Highway Fund. These proceeds support highways, bridges, and school construction and maintenance across the state. This allocation of proceeds is set to end on June 30, 2028. Proceeds over $80 million are transferred to the State General Fund, though the Education Enhancement Fund will continue to receive a portion of those funds. Moreover, all jackpot winners are required to take certain steps to protect their family’s identity.
In addition to the US powerball lottery, people from other countries can play the game as well. LottoMat is a website that makes it possible for people from around the world to participate in Powerball. Because online lotteries are convenient, they’re popular among international players. All players need to do is have an Internet connection. However, players from non-US territories must be at least 21 years old to participate. The state of New York requires that players be at least 21 years of age to play.