How Much Does One Million Dollars Get You?

Many people are drawn to Powerball as a way to make some money. In fact, it is one of the more popular lottery games in the country. However, since Powerball is played in just six states and because many states don’t sell Powerball tickets, some people don’t even know how to place a bet on Powerball. So where does your state stand?


According to the Powerball Information Center, there are currently forty-nine Powerball states in the United States. Of those, twenty-one are currently holding Powerball elections. The states with the most upcoming Powerball drawings are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. That’s forty-one states! Wow, that is a lot of states to choose from if you’re looking for a place to place a Powerball ticket.

Unfortunately, because Powerball is an American invention, it was made legal in every single state. This means that if you want to play Powerball, you need to purchase a powerball ticket in each of the states that you’re playing in. Many Powerball players, especially those who are considered Powerball jackpot winners, will purchase more than one powerball ticket in order to maximize their chances of winning the largest prize. With forty-one states now offering the game of Powerball, chances are that a Powerball winner will live in, rent, or own a house in almost every single state in this country.

One of the most likely Powerball winners to live in a state that doesn’t sell Powerball tickets is Van Winkle, the well-known cowboy and cattle showman. In his most famous role, he’s shown as the bad-looking bad guy in a number of films, including “Cable Guy,” “The Hard Way,” and “Cable Guy Goes to Washington.” The good guy, on the other hand, sports a bright orange jumpsuit and wins money on a daily basis. It’s hard to say whether Van Winkle actually has the power to outbid, win, or lose a million jackpot on Powerball, but the man definitely does have a lot of tickets in several states. Those tickets, it seems, are not accessible to regular Powerball players, so any winnings would need to come from somewhere else.

Another person to consider for a Powerball jackpot is Van Winkle’s longtime assistant, Muff Potter. The two worked side by side at the St. Lawrence Park Nicollet Mall in Kansas City, Mo. Potter was a Powerball player who always won big, but he never seemed to approach the Powerball jackpot until recently. Potter died suddenly of a heart attack while working on a Powerball set that included millions of dollars in winning tickets, just like Van Winkle. Now Powerball players can add Potter’s name to their list of suspects as well.

There’s one man you might want to pay attention to in the Powerball game: John van Winkle. The millionaire powerball player is so far ahead of the Powerball crowd that some of the other Powerball players now consider him to be their mentor. John is the one who started Powerball, and he may be the man who created the modern Powerball ticket. Unlike other games on which players buy tickets and just wait to win, Powerball draws players together into groups of ten or twenty. At each game, new Powerball tickets are drawn, and the player with the most tickets at the end wins the Powerball game.

So how much does one million dollars get you today? Well, it depends on your country and/or state, because in certain states like California, each winning Powerball ticket costs just over one thousand dollars. However, in other countries, like Ireland, a one million prize is awarded for the first five winners in each drawing. So if you really want a Powerball ticket worth a million dollars, don’t waste your time dreaming about becoming a Powerball millionaire.

That said, if you’re a serious Powerball player looking to become rich, Powerball is the one game you need to get started with. You should join a Powerball club in your area to find out which players have the highest chance of winning the Powerball prize. Then you need to buy a Powerball ticket, and play in as many games as you can. Yes, that’s right: play in as many Powerball games as you can. If you win one Powerball game, your chances of winning more Powerball games in the future will skyrocket.