Tips on how a non-American can win the $650m US Powerball

Powerball jackpot surges to $650 million
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24 August, 2017

Six letters drawn before the evening news could award that lucky someone the Powerball jackpot, a massive $700 million winning that would be the second largest in US history.

Well if not, you just might have to get to it now as the people in Malta have the chance to take part in this Wednesday's Powerball draw.

The jackpot is listed as $700 million, but that refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years. LottoHUB, the official app of the Powerball and MegaMillions games, is available for both iPhone and Android-powered smartphones; you can use it to buy tickets directly, and you can even select a state to play from.

Louisiana Lottery Spokeswoman Kim Chopin says they've had sales in the Bayou State over 20-million dollars just for this run.

If no one wins, the next Powerball drawing will be on Saturday.

At the beginning of past year, the Powerball jackpot reached a record $1.6 billion.

The group all worked together in the shipping department of the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids when they won a $241 million jackpot in June of 2012.

"I say, 'If you win, don't forget us little people'".

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And if no one claims the winning ticket Wednesday, Tabor said, the next jackpot will probably surpass the $1.6 billion prize as the biggest ever.

To win $1 million, the odds are 1 in more than 11 million.

"I would quit my job", Delaine said.

Jackie Conway of Hampstead plays one Powerball number twice a week. To win, players need to have paid $2 for a ticket and either have chosen numbers or opted to let a computer make a random choice.

A jackpot victor in Wednesday's drawing who opts to accept the prize as an annuity would receive at least $6.3 million per year for 29 years - after taxes.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball tickets typically cost $2 each, but become $3 with the addition of the Power Play option.

Powerball's largest jackpot also holds the world record.

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