Does Powerball have a cash option?

A Powerball jackpot winner may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment (cash option). For the annuity, the annual payments increase by 5%. Federal and jurisdictional income taxes apply to both jackpot prize options.

What are the options for Powerball numbers?

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

Is it better to take the lump sum or payments Powerball?

The advantage of a lump sum is certainty — the lottery winnings will be subjected to current federal and state taxes as they exist at the time the money is won. Once taxed, the money can be spent or invested as the winner sees fit.

What’s the starting jackpot for the Powerball in Iowa?

For more video, visit our IALottery YouTube page. Starting Jackpot: The starting jackpot and the rate at which the jackpot increases is based upon sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimums. Next Estimated Jackpot is $113,000,000. Cash Option is $80,000,000. Learn how you can cover all the Powerball options for a drawing!

What do you get if you win the Powerball?

Jackpot winners can either select their prize as an annuity or a lump-sum payment. If the annuity option is selected, the winner is guaranteed to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years. The annual payments increase by 5% until the 30th and final payment.

What are the winning numbers for the Iowa Lottery?

The Iowa Lottery makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the winning numbers, prize payouts and other information posted on the Iowa Lottery website. The official winning numbers are those selected in the respective drawings and recorded under the observation of an independent accounting firm.

When do you buy lottery tickets in Iowa?

Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at approximately 10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 8:59 p.m. on the evening of the drawing. The starting jackpot amount and the rate at which the jackpot increases is based upon sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimums. Win the jackpot by matching all 5 white ball numbers and the Star Ball.