California Powerball Lottery
Win big with the California Powerball. The present jackpot pool is $96 million, just for the ticket price of $2. Go ahead and buy a ticket and choose your lucky numbers. There are 22,000 authorized retailers who sell California Powerball tickets through the length and breadth of the state. These tickets are not sold online and can only be purchased through the retailers.
The playing numbers have to chosen from the range of 1 to 69. Select 5 numbers from this and your 1 Powerball number from the range of 1 to 26. These 6 numbers can change your world. For you may win the jackpot, or any of the other prizes, like Daily 4, Daily 3, Daily Derby, Fantasy 5 etc. there are literally thousands of prizes up for grabs every week, with the two draws being held on Wednesday and Saturday. There are also 2nd chance winnings and the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24. With these odds, there is every possibility that you may win something, and at the very least, recover your ticket price. You can select your own numbers or get random numbers chosen by the machine through Quik play. There is also the option of Advance play where you can play multiple draws with the same set of numbers. Up to 10 successive draws can be played with the same slip by opting for Advance play.
There are prizes not just for matching all six numbers but also for matching only Powerball, 1 number and Powerball, any 2 and Powerball, any 3 and Powerball, any 3 of 5, any 4 of 5, all 5 of 5, 4 of 5 and Powerball. Both prize money and odds vary for each. The average odds of coming with a prize are 1 in 24.87. California lottery gives back a part of money collected through ticket sales back to the society towards increasing education opportunities in the State. Nearly a billion dollars go to the public education system, both schooling and colleges, in California each year.
It is possible to check the previous winning numbers on the California Powerball website and select your numbers based on the frequency of numbers that have won in the past. There are many ways of forming a strategy to select good numbers. Checking past frequency is just one of them.
In case you have been lucky enough to win the jackpot, remember that the jackpot amount is paid as an annuity. It is paid over 30 graduated installments. If you do want to be paid in cash, the amount will be different from the annuity amount, and must be claimed in 60 days of the lottery payment being authorized.
The winning numbers’ details are available with retailers and can be checked with them. The player can also check whether his numbers have won by checking online or calling the helpline number. California Powerball has to be purchased within California and also has to be claimed within California.