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Players can buy Powerball tickets online through lottery agents. Here are online retailers that sell U.S. Powerball lottery tickets on the Internet:
Multi-State Lottery Association
Buying Powerball Online
America's Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in the world and is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
In 2012, WinTrillions introduced Power Combo which combines the jackpots of Powerball, Mega Millions, and Superenalotto in a single play. Players can also participate in a syndicate (group) purchase of Powerball tickets on CongaLotto and WinTrillions, with the latter offering a larger membership.
Powerball is a multi-state lottery which typically boasts one of the world's biggest jackpots on a weekly basis. Drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings around 11 p.m. EST and players who match all five white balls plus the Powerball will win the jackpot. Players who match all the numbers except for the Powerball win six figure cash amounts.
Powerball Tickets Through Lotto Agents
The lottery is played in 43 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Residents in Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Alabama, and Mississippi cannot buy Powerball tickets at a local retailer.
However, residents of these states can purchase Powerball on the Internet through a lottery agent. Here are some of the top Internet lottery agents in the world.
Agents have personnel located around the world who buy lotto tickets on behalf of customers. They keep an electronic copy of the purchase receipt
and the Powerball ticket(s). If a customer wins a cash prize, the agent will notify him/her.
Lotto agents also provide discounts on volume orders.
Purchasing Outside of the U.S.A. | Non-Americans
There are no authorized Powerball brick-and-mortar retailers outside of the U.S. You'll need to either (1) make the purchase within U.S. territory, or (2) have a trusted family member, friend, or relative (who won't steal the jackpot) make the purchase for you inside U.S. territory, or (3) have an online lottery agent make the lotto purchase on your behalf.
In the event that a non-American (or non-U.S. resident) wins, they are subject to a U.S. federal withholding tax of approximately 30 percent. They may also be subject to additional state taxes, depending on where they claim the prize.
Powerball tickets are sold in all U.S. states. except for Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Alabama. They are also sold in the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball's top prize typically ranges between $40 and $200 million on a typical week (before taxes), and winners have the option of taking a lump sum payment in lieu of an annuity income stream.
On its website, MUSL describes itself as a "non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects approved by the legislature authorizing each lottery."