Can You Win Powerball First Time You Play?

Can you win Powerball first time you play? Call it beginners’ luck or whatever you want, but it is possible! Consider these stories of players who scored big wins the first time they bought Powerball lottery tickets.

Frederick Walker of Sanford, Florida, who was days away from celebrating his 19th birthday, was eager to play Powerball when the lottery offered its record $1.58 billion jackpot in January 2016. Like millions of people around the world, that incredible jackpot attracted him to the lottery for the very first time.

“When I heard about the billion dollar Powerball jackpot, I decided to try my luck and buy a ticket,” Walker told the Florida Lottery. “I got to the store, and there was already a completed play slip at the playstation.”

Walker, who said he had never purchased a lottery ticket before, said those pre-selected numbers were as good as any he could have chosen himself, so he purchased the ticket.

Walker’s ticket matched the five main numbers that came up the draw, but didn’t match the Powerball, which would have entitled him to a share of the record jackpot. Still, Walker’s prize was worth a cool $2 million because he had included the Power Play option on his ticket.

“How lucky that the first time I played, I won!” Walked said when he showed up in Tallahassee to claim his prize.

Can You Win Powerball First Time You Play?

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Here’s another story of a big lottery winner who demonstrated beginners’ luck. Linda Quam, a resident of Washington state, purchased a Powerball ticket for the first time in November 2014 and ended up being the sole winner of a $90 million Powerball jackpot.

Quam and her husband had stopped to buy a newspaper and some pumpkin spice. As they were waiting in the checkout line, they wondered if should buy lottery tickets.

“The cashier was really nice and asked if we wanted to purchase Powerball. I said, ‘Sure!’ I had never purchased a Powerball ticket before,” Quam said.

Although Quam had played scratchcards for quite some time, the Powerball jackpot was quite obviously the biggest prize she had ever won. And this came after she played the lottery for the very first time.

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The rollovers have begun! After no tickets matched the winning numbers on Tuesday night, the jackpot rolled over from $40 million to a brilliant $50 million. Earning $10 million in one night is quite the feat, especially considering the average British yearly wage is around £27k. So what are you waiting for? Start playing US PowerballContinue Reading

When Did You Last Play Your Lucky Powerball Numbers?

If you found your way to the website, it will most likely mean that you are a fan of the great American Powerball lottery. Maybe you’re looking for results, maybe you’re looking for a way to play the US Powerball lottery from the UK or another non-US country, or maybe you unexpectedly ended upContinue Reading

Winning US Powerball Ticket Sold in Arizona

Arizona hit the headlines on Wednesday night, when the US Powerball lottery draw delivered us a sole jackpot winner who had bought his winning US Powerball ticket in the state of Arizona. The magnificent $188.9 million jackpot that reached its peak after twelve consecutive rollovers, was the first Powerball jackpot to reach an amount ofContinue Reading

US Powerball Jackpot Equals Latest Cyanogenmod Investing Round!

The US Powerball jackpot remains safely above the $100 million line as no player as of yet has managed to correctly guess the five main numbers as well as the Powerball needed to win. The winning numbers during last night’s numbers were 1, 25, 29, 31, and 47. The Powerball was 7. Three very luckyContinue Reading

US Powerball Jackpot Worth as Much as 50 Shades Author

With no winner made during last night’s US Powerball draw, we are only one rollover away from growing beyond the $80 million! As mentioned last week, $80 million is the highest US Powerball has reached since mid-March. Will May be a month of gigantic US Powerball jackpots? We certainly hope so! The winning numbers wereContinue Reading

Third rollover in a row for Powerball Lottery

Yay! The jackpot in our beloved US Powerball lottery rolled over for a third consecutive time last night, resulting in a delicious $70 million jackpot – available for your lottery pleasure in next Saturday’s draw! Curious if you won one of the cool secondary prizes the US Powerball lottery offers? Go and check the latestContinue Reading

US Powerball Lottery Starting Jackpot WON!

Against all odds, the US Powerball lottery starting jackpot was won last night! The winning numbers were 7, 19, 23, 50, and 54. The Powerball was 14. No information about who the lucky winner might be has been released true to the time of writing. Two lucky players managed to guess the five main numbersContinue Reading

US Powerball Winners Step Forward as Jackpot Begins New Rollover

US Powerball rolled over from last year’s December, resulting in a gigantic jackpot that was worth $564 million, and Marie Holmes from North Carolina is one of the three US Powerball winners! Holmes is a 26 year old mother of four. The incredible win could not have come at a better time, as Holmes hasContinue Reading

Predict the next Powerball Jackpot jump!

Surely you noticed the enormous jump, leap even, the jackpot in the US Powerball lottery made after its last rollover. What will happen when the jackpot rolls over again? And what will happen before the draw? A short prediction from us at The current jackpot, now at $450 million, made a rather steady run ofContinue Reading

US Powerball lottery offers world’s top jackpot!

Fifteen rollovers under its belt and a magnificent jackpot of $230 million – that is the current situation in the US Powerball lottery! Not a bad one to kick off the weekend that’s waiting for you! If you don’t have any set plans for the weekend, make sure you make them now and buy yourContinue Reading

US Powerball Rolls Over, Becomes World’s #1 Jackpot

The US Powerball draw on Saturday night ended with no new lottery winner in sight, pushing the jackpot up to $60 million. Check your numbers (13, 16, 33, 35, 51 and Powerball number 28) to see if you may have won yourself one of the many US Powerball secondary prizes! The US Powerball jackpot isContinue Reading

Missing US Powerball winner mystery unsolved

September 18, 2014, has come and gone. For most of us, the 17th was the all-important Wednesday US Powerball lottery draw. But for one person out there, the 18th was worth $1 million. Guess this will be a mystery that’ll never be solved – who exactly was the holder of the missing US Powerball ticket?Continue Reading

Colorado players set the example!

While the US Powerball jackpot predictably rolled over for a second consecutive time last night, Wednesday October 1st, to land on a $60 million jackpot for the upcoming draw on Saturday, October 4th. Predictably, yes, because when was the last time the Powerball lottery didn’t roll over at least twice? Exactly! America’s favorite lottery mightContinue Reading