The US has had a long history of playing lotteries, but the history of the Power Ball is relatively short. The lottery was first offered in 1992 and is now available in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Since then, it has accumulated millions of prize winners and has the highest jackpot of all the national lotteries. Players choose five numbers from one through seventy-nine, as well as a Power Play option, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
To purchase tickets, players must visit the office of their state’s lottery. Many states don’t allow credit card payments for lottery tickets, but online lottery sites often allow you to pay with a credit card. Despite this, big prizes, such as the Powerball and Mega Millions, must be collected in person. For this reason, many players opt for a lump sum payment. However, there are a few advantages to playing online. Here are a few tips:
Kentucky’s lottery was among the first state lottery games to launch online. This was a result of a COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, legislators in the state had already been working on a bill that would allow the lottery to go online. The lottery’s online website went live in 2016, and it uses the same software provider as Georgia and Rhode Island. The selection of games is slightly smaller than those in Georgia and Rhode Island, though it still includes over fifty games.