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The West Virginia Lottery is 1 of 47 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this case the WV Powerball – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.

Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run by the Multi State Lottery Association – MUSLand is one of the largest lottery games in the world – having produced a record jackpot of US$ 1.58 BILLION in January 2016. This amazing sum is the highest lottery jackpot ever won to date in the history of world jackpot lottery games – more than doubling the previous jackpot record from March 2012 of US$ 656 MILLION created by Mega Millions.

The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part when the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had started on February 13th 1988.

The West Virginia Powerball was first sold on April 22nd 1992 taking part in the very first Powerball draw – since the WV Lottery was one of the original 6 members who formed the Multi State Lottery Association on September 16th 1987.

West Virginia Lottery Powerball How it Works

The West Virginia Lottery Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.

Jackpots start off at US$ 40 Million and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – increasing in size by at least US$ 10 Million each time making for some enormous jackpot figures.

6 numbers are drawn in total for the WV Powerball game from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers from 59 white balls are drawn and then 1 number (the Powerball) from 35 red balls.

Draws for the West Virginia Lottery Powerball take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.59pm EST.

There is also a Powerball prize multiplier facility available when playing that dramatically increases the size of a Powerball win and is called Powerball POWERPLAY.

POWERPLAY…

The Powerball POWERPLAY option is a fixed prize multiplier and will automatically increase the Powerball win to at least double the original amount – and is there to give players of the WV Lottery Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the WV Powerball jackpot itself.

Using the Powerball POWER PLAY option – you are easily able to multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x or 4x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.

A Powerball non-jackpot 2nd prize win of US$ 1 Million, for example, will be immediately doubled to US$ 2 Million when playing the West Virginia Lottery Powerball using this Powerball POWERPLAY facility.

West Virginia Lottery Powerball How to Play

The aim when playing is to correctly select as many Powerball winning numbers as possible – and with 9 different ways in which you can win on the West Virginia Lottery Powerball – you have a great chance of winning a prize.

There are generally 4 ways you can play the WV Powerball


1. Pick 5 of your own main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 59 plus your 1 Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 35.

2. Pick 5 of your own main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 59 and use the Quick Pick option to let the computer choose your Power Ball (red ball) number for you from 1 to 35 – using a computer based random number generator.

3. Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer pick your 5 main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 59 using a random number generator – and then select your own Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 35.

4. Use the Quick Pick option available to let the computer choose both your 5 main (white ball) numbers from 1 to 59 and also your 1 Power Ball (red ball) number from 1 to 35 using its random number generator.


You can use any of these methods whether you are playing the West Virginia Powerball in-state or if you Play Powerball Online with an authorized online lottery ticket sales company such as TheLotter.

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POWERPLAY…

For just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Powerball West Virginia wins on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Powerball POWER PLAY option when you are playing the WV Powerball.

If your chosen WV Powerball numbers match the Powerball winning numbers on any of these prize levels – you will then immediately increase your winnings by either 2, 3 or 4 times – depending on what West Virginia Lottery Powerball prize .

If you are lucky enough to match all 5 of the main Powerball winning numbersthe POWERPLAY multiplier will immediately double your prize to US$ 2 MILLION.

If you have won a 3rd level prize of US$ 10,000 – your winnings will be quadrupled to a much bigger US$ 40,000 if you play with the Powerball POWER PLAY option.

See the table further on down the page for full details of the extra winnings you can achieve with the West Virginia Lottery Powerball POWERPLAY.

West Virginia Powerball – Who Can Play?

In the past – you used to have to buy your lottery ticket in West Virginia itself to take part in any of the WV Lottery games – including the West Virginia Powerball.

Today though – you are able to Play Powerball Online from right around the world due to the presence of genuine and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales companies like TheLotter.

So, if you reside outside of West Virginia or the US – but wish to play any of the WVLottery games including the WV Powerball – this is easy to do using the appropriate lottery ticket sales companies – where you can save yourself a lot of time and effort should you decide to buy lottery tickets online.

The West Virginia State Lottery require all players to be a minimum of 18 years of age before purchasing any WV Lottery tickets including tickets for the West Virginia Lottery Powerball.

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WV Powerball Results

The West Virginia Lottery Powerball is drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.59pm EST.

You can find the West Virginia Powerball Results in various different ways to check your ticket and see if you have been lucky with the WV Powerball winning numbers drawn.

As well as on the main Lottery WV websitewvlottery.comthe WV Lottery Powerball results will be available from WV Lottery retailers and WV Lottery terminals.

They are also broadcast on the following television channels – NBC25 (WHAG) in Hagerstown, MD, WSAZ-TV in Charleston/Huntington, WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WOAY-TV in Oak Hill and WVVA-TV in Bluefield.

You can also find out the latest WV Powerball Results in various newspapers across the state plus you can come back to Global Lottery Review any time to check the very latest WV Powerball Results – as well as any Previous Powerball Results that you may wish to check up on.

West Virginia Powerball – Odds of Winning

With 9 different ways of winning – and therefore a great chance of winning something on the West Virginia Lottery Powerball – the odds vary greatly from 1 in 175.22 million for matching all the correct WV Powerball winning numbers – right down to just 1 in 55 for matching only 1 correct number.

The overall odds of winning any of the WV Powerball prizes are a very good 1 in 31.85.

Here is an easy-to-read calculation table that shows you the odds of winning, the number of matches needed and the prizes you can win – on all different levels of the West Virginia Lottery Powerball including prizes to be won when playing with the Powerball Powerplay option

WV POWERBALL ODDS and PRIZES

Prize
Level

Number of Matches

Winning
Prizes

Prize with
Powerplay

Odds
of Winning

1

5 Main + Power Ball

Jackpot

Jackpot

1 in 175,223,510

2

5 Main

$ 1,000,000

$ 2,000,000

1 in 5,153,632.65

3

4 Main + Power Ball

$ 10,000

$ 40,000

1 in 648,975.96

4

4 Main

$ 100

$ 200

1 in 19,087.53

5

3 Main + Power Ball

$ 100

$ 200

1 in 12,244.83

6

3 Main

$ 7

$ 14

1 in 360.14

7

2 Main + Power Ball

$ 7

$ 14

1 in 706.43

8

1 Main + Power Ball

$ 4

$ 12

1 in 110.81

9

Power Ball Only

$ 4

$ 12

1 in 55.41

OVERALL odds of winning ANY prize are 1 in 31.85

West Virginia Powerball Record Jackpots

The largest ever West Virginia Lottery Powerball jackpot won to date has been the incredible US$ 314.9 Million won by Jack Whittaker on December 25th 2002. Jack had purchased his West Virginia Powerball ticket at C&L Super Serve in Hurricane.

The second biggest West Virginia Lottery Powerball jackpot won so far has been the massive US$ 276.3 Million won back on March 15th 2008 by 8 workers from the Mongolia Tax Office who had bought their ticket from Paula’s in Westover. They took the cash option of US$ 139.4 Million.

The third biggest jackpot to have been won on the West Virginia Powerball has been the US$ 79 Million won by William Smith – a Magistrate from Martinsburg – on August 21st 2010.

The fourth largest jackpot to have been won on the West Virginia Power Ball was the US$ 62.4 Million top prize that was won by a VA resident – Hobert Parnell – on March 25th 2003 after buying his ticket at Blue Flash Food Mart #5 in Bluefield.

The fifth biggest West Virginia Lottery Powerball jackpot to be won to date has been the US$ 30.6 Million prize won by Robert Cogar back on June 8th 2002. Robert had bought his Powerball ticket at Cottrell’s County Store in Morgantown.

West Virginia Powerball – How Prizes are Paid

If you have won a West Virginia Powerball jackpot – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment – you will need to make this life-changing choice within 60 days of making your claim.

If you choose the annuity option – your West Virginia Powerball winnings will be paid to you in 30 installments over a 29 year period.

For all prizes on the WV Lottery Powerball – you will have up to 180 days from the date of the draw taking place – to make your claim before your Powerball ticket will become invalid.

If your win on the WV Powerball Lottery is up to US$ 600 – you will be able to claim your winnings at any West Virginia Lottery retailer.

If you’ve had a win of US$ 601 or more on the West Virginia Powerball – you will need to claim your prize from the West Virginia Lottery regional office in Weirton, the WVLottery Headquarters in Charleston or by mail.

You needn’t worry if you play lottery online with one of the genuine and authorized online lottery ticket sale companies like TheLotter – as part of their role is to look after all these details for you – making sure that you receive your winnings directly and promptly.

WV Lottery Other Games...

As well as the West Virgina Lottery Powerball – the WV Lottery offers various other games – some of which are played just within West Virgina itself like Cash 25, Daily 3, Daily 4, Keno plus numerous West Virginia Lottery Scratch-Offs.

Other WVLottery games such as the highly popular Multi-State jackpot lottery games – Mega Millions and the Hot Lotto – can be played from anywhere in the world.

We have fully reviewed these Multi-State USA Lottery games offered by the West Virginia Lottery – the Hot Lotto – which you can read about in detail here and also the huge Mega Millions game – which the WVLottery has been selling now since back on January 31st 2010 as a result of the cross-sales agreement between the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) & the rival Mega Millions consortium.


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