When Powerball frenzy strikes, make sure you know how late you can buy tickets for the drawing.
After one California woman bought her ticket with the winning numbers just a few minutes too late, people are cautious not to make the same mistake. No one wants to miss out on the chance to win. So how late can you buy the tickets for each Powerball drawing?
When are the drawings?
In case you didn’t know, Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00pm Eastern Time. The drawings are broadcast from Florida. You can watch drawings online as well as on TV. As of March 2013, Powerball drawings began streaming live from the free LotteryHUB app. LotteryHUB is the only place you can watch the live drawing from your phone.
How late can you buy tickets?
The cut off for ticket sales varies by state as well as region. Most states cut off sales between one and two hours prior to the drawing. Since it is different for each state, and time zones make it more confusing, LotteryHUB is here to help you out. LotteryHUB has put together a list of all sales cut-off times for Powerball drawings.
Make sure you’re never too late to play for a chance at bigger jackpots and more ways to win with Powerball.