Official US Powerball Lottery

  Official US Powerball Lottery

  ₦562 Billion record jackpot

  Millions of winners in every draw

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It’s not only the burgers that are super-sized in the USA, it’s the lotteries too! Have you heard of Powerball? It’s the richest lotto in world, with a ₦562 Billion jackpot record that’s just waiting to be broken. 

Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday (Thursday and Sunday Nigerian time). 

Why should I play:

  • 9 ways to win up to ₦562 Billion
  • Jackpots never fall below ₦14 Billion
  • You can be part of the world's richest lotto

For more information, use the buttons below or check out the FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I play Powerball Max?

    Powerball is a lotto for players who are serious about winning. With 2 draws each week and 9 ways to win, nothing else comes close. Every draw offers the potential to change your life forever, and you only need 1 ball – the Power Ball – to win a prize.

  • How do I play Powerball Max?
    Simply choose a line, tell us how many winning chances you want and confirm your order for the next available draw. It's as simple as that.
  • What is the deadline for playing Powerball Max?

    You can play any time up to 1 hour before the draw.

  • What happens next?
    Sit back and relax. You’re all set to win Millions. You can view your lotto bet at any time in your Western Lotto account.
  • What are Western Lotto Max games?

    Our original lottery games were designed to make the world's best lotteries accessible to all Nigerians for the first time, offering life-changing prizes from only ₦50 per ticket. With Western Lotto Max games, you are playing the official lottery and you can win full-scale jackpots worth up to ₦580 Billion. Western Lotto brings you the richest lotto prizes ever offered in Africa. 

  • Why are the Western Lotto Max prize tables not in Naira?

    Due to the way our games work, the prize tables for the Western Lotto Max games are displayed in their home currency (ie. Powerball in US dollars and Euro for EuroMillions). All prizes will be paid in local currency (Naira) converted at the prevailing exchange rate on the day of payment. 

Game Rules

Powerball Max Bets are placed on the result of the relevant draw of the American “Powerball” lottery as organised by the Multi-State Lottery Association (www.musl.com) (“MUSL”).

Your bet is a syndicated bet, whereby Western Lotto has procured a single bet for the outcome of the next draw of the chosen lottery (the next draw will be the next draw for which bets are actually available at the time of purchase) and has divided this into twenty-two (22) shares. You are purchasing a single share. You will therefore obtain one twenty-second (1/22nd) of the prize related to the bet.

The numbers picked for your bet are pre-set and displayed in the play page and in your account once your bet is confirmed.

The cost of the share will be displayed within the play page as you make your picks.

Draws are usually held every Wednesdays and Saturdays at 23:00 Tallahassee time (Eastern Time).

The Power Play option is not available through this Website.

The deadline for participating in a draw is determined for each respective draw, and will be posted on the Website.

There are 9 ways to win:

 

Prize Tier

Average Estimated Prize

Category 1

Match 5 + Powerball

$26,000,000.00

Category 2

Match 5

$658,000.00

Category 3

Match 4 + Powerball

$32,000.00

Category 4

Match 4

$66.00

Category 5

Match 3 + Powerball

$66.00

Category 6

Match 3

$5.00

Category 7

Match 2 + Powerball

$5.00

Category 8

Powerball

$2.60

Category 9

Match 1 + Powerball

$2.60

Only one Prize Category can be won per Bet, which will be the highest of the available Prize Categories achieved by, and relevant to, that Bet.

The Winnings payable in respect of each Winning Bet in Prize Categories 3 to 9 will correspond to the winnings announced by the MUSL for a Powerball winning ticket.

The Winnings payable in respect of each Winning Bet in Prize Category 1 and 2 will depend on (a) the number of MUSL winning tickets in the relevant Prize Category plus the number of Network Winning Bets in the relevant Prize Category (“WINNERS”), and (b) the aggregate Pay Out by MUSL in the relevant Prize Category (“FUND”). The Winnings will then be calculated as FUND divided by WINNERS thus:

FUND
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WINNERS

If MUSL has not announced a Pay Out for Category 1 for the relevant draw, the Pay Out payable in respect of each Winning Bet in Category 1 will be calculated on the basis of the official advertised Jackpot amount for that Lotto Draw or the official reported Category 1 prize pool (if any) – the latter taking precedence.

Pay Outs in any particular Prize Category other than the jackpot are calculated on the basis of the amount of aggregate stakes published by MUSL as well as the distribution to that Prize Category or on the basis of the value published by MUSL for that Prize Category of the relevant draw of the underlying lottery.

Lump sum:

In the USA, for Mega Millions and Powerball the jackpot sum is paid as an annuity, however, there is a choice to take the full winning sum as a one-off payment subject to a percentage deduction for accelerated receipt. In circumstances of a jackpot win, we will pay the full winning sum as a one-off payment subject to the same deduction for accelerated receipt. The rate at which the deduction will be applied will be as per the current rules of the lottery concerned for the time being.

Taxes:

Winnings in certain Prize Categories are paid free of taxes, others (in particular the Jackpot are subject to various taxes including Federal Income Tax and local State / City Taxes depending on the state of origin (we originate in New York for these purposes). We will make any payments subject to the same deductions as applied by the various US tax authorities. The amounts deducted are dependent on the thresholds over which tax is applied and rates of tax applied from time to time by the US Inland Revenue Service and other authorities levying relevant taxes.

Prize Payouts

You can win up to ₦562 Billion on the world's richest lotto and even the second prize is ₦360 Million. You get 9 ways to win and you need to match just 1 ball - the Power Ball - to win a cash prize. 

 

Prize Tier

Average Estimated Prize

Category 1

Match 5 + Powerball

$26,000,000.00

Category 2

Match 5

$658,000.00

Category 3

Match 4 + Powerball

$32,000.00

Category 4

Match 4

$66.00

Category 5

Match 3 + Powerball

$66.00

Category 6

Match 3

$5.00

Category 7

Match 2 + Powerball

$5.00

Category 8

Powerball

$2.60

Category 9

Match 1 + Powerball

$2.60

Terms of Play

  1. Playing Lotto Games
    1. You can play any of the lottery games offered thus:
      1. Fill out and submit a Number Picker, use the auto fill tool to complete the Number Picker or pick a pre-selected combo or syndicate option or create your own syndicate.
      2. Once you are finished, you can confirm the purchase by clicking the ‘BUY’ option on the ticket.
    2. Once your Order is confirmed, it cannot be amended or cancelled by you.
    3. Your Order then becomes visible in your Account once confirmed. You can see a list of your current and historic Orders in your Account.
    4. It is possible that for some reason, an Order may be cancelled before a draw. We will send you an email explaining the cancelled status of your Order before the draw and your stakes will be refunded to your Account.
    5. We will decide, at our discretion, how we manage our risk of you picking all of the numbers correctly:
      1. we may do so by obtaining a ticket in the relevant lottery by placing an electronic order with a reputable ticket buying service located in the country where the relevant lottery is to be drawn; or
      2. we may hedge our significant liabilities associated with your Bet (jackpot and second tier wins) with a reputable company who insure and cover the liability to ourselves.
    6. If we manage our risk by obtaining a ticket in the relevant lottery, then by our acceptance of the Order we have confirmed that we have used our best endeavours to secure the purchase of the ticket stated by placing a matching order with an intermediary who will purchase the ticket locally. It remains possible, albeit very unlikely, that the third party may fail to obtain your ticket or do so accurately, in which case we shall not be liable to you for the consequences of such a failure (unless we are acting fraudulently in that regard).
    7. In the event of any of the following circumstances we shall be entitled, in our sole discretion, to void the relevant Order and any other Active or Pending Orders we feel necessary or appropriate:
      1. we accept an Order from you in respect of a draw after its published deadline or after the start of the relevant draw; and/or
      2. we become aware of a genuine error in relation to your Order or related draw and are not able to contact you to correct the error or confirm the Order before the deadline or start of the draw; and/or
      3. we accept an Order from you and you have given us false, incomplete or expired information in connection with your Account or otherwise in connection with your use of the Website; and/or
      4. we accept an Order from you and you have been involved in any fraud-related activities in relation to the placing of an Order, the operation of your Account or otherwise in connection with the Website; and/or
      5. we accept an Order from you and, at the time of placing the Order, you were less than 18 years old; and/or
      6. we discover any fraud and/or technical and/or human error or unwarranted influence is found in conjunction with any of your Orders or a draw related to any of your Orders; and/or
      7. a draw is declared by an lottery organiser or co-organiser as being invalid.
  2. Winnings and Settlement
    1. We will credit Winnings after publication of the relevant Pay Outs.
    2. We will ordinarily settle Winnings via your Account.
    3. However, for large Winnings over €50,000:
      1. You may be obliged to claim or receive your Winnings in the country in which the Lottery that you have won is domiciled by presenting a winning ticket personally (in the case where we have purchased a ticket locally to meet out liability to you). So a prize for an American Lottery product may have to be collected in America and so on.
      2. You may be obliged to present yourself to our insurer in London to collect payment of Winnings from them.
      3. In any case where you have to travel to collect your prize, we will make arrangements for you to ensure minimum hassle.
      4. We may, at our entire discretion, pay Winnings into a bank account opened by either you or us in the country in which the Lottery that you have won is domiciled in your name.
      5. We may charge you for any fees we incur making arrangements to pay Winnings, this will include:
        Your travel and accommodation arrangements;
        Banking costs;
        FX transactions costs and administration;
        Chaperone costs;
        Tax / wealth advisors.
      6. We may require identification data (KYC) from you for the purposes of anti-money laundering to make large payments to you. We may require copies of your personal ID such as passport or state ID card.
    4. Any applicable taxes, duties or levies on your Winnings shall be paid by you. You are primarily responsible for correct payment of taxes, duties and levies on Winnings. However, there may be circumstances where the payment of such taxes are to be withheld from Winnings under local legislation or the onus falls to the operating company paying the winnings to collect such taxes. In those and any analogous circumstances you hereby authorize us and/or our agents to deduct such taxes or levies on from your Winnings before payment of the Winnings to you, your Account or any other nominated account.
    5. We will pay you in the currency of the lottery related to your Order. For large Winnings, we may receive payment in a different currency and have to convert the currency to make payment to you in the currency that you used to place your Order, we will do so at your expense and charge you at the rate at which we are charged for the FX transfer plus a 1% administration fee.
  3. Language
    Where these the lottery game rules on the play pages are published in several languages, the English version of those rules will supersede and take precedence over any conflicting elements with other languages.
  4. Interpretation
    In these additional lottery terms, the following words will have the associated meaning set out as follows:
    Bet
    An accepted Order.
    Network
    The lottery betting network of gaming providers powered by Lot.to Systems Limited and underwritten by Lotterytech Limited (both UK registered companies).
    Number Picker
    The interactive means by which you make your own number selections.
    Order
    Each individual play that you purchase from us is treated as a separate ‘Order’ for the purposes of these terms and conditions, regardless as to whether multiple lines are purchased at the same time.
    Pay Out
    In respect of a particular prize category on a particular draw, the actual published pay out of a lottery.
    Prize
    The prize that is received from a lottery for a winning lottery ticket.
    Website
    The online site (or mobile interface) upon which these terms and conditions are published.
    Winnings
    The winnings relative to any successful Bet.
    Winning Bet
    A successful Bet.