How to Buy Powerball Tickets Online

By eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Powerball winners tell promising stories about how they bought their lottery ticket on a whim or how they played for years and years and it finally paid off for them. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, dreamers can play the Powerball without even leaving their homes by purchasing lottery tickets online.

Go to the Buy PowerBall Online website, where you can legally purchase Powerball tickets. Read the Frequently Asked Questions section or Learn More section to find out specifics regarding the website's rules.

Click on the option to buy tickets and select how many tickets you want to buy and for how many drawings. Click on "Continue" to go to the next screen.

Use the tool enter your own numbers or choose the quick pick option to have the computer generate numbers for you. You can select different options for each ticket.

Create an account if you don't already have one. You need your full name, birth date, email, address, phone number and password for the account. Click "Continue" after you login.

Enter your credit card information to complete the sale. Look for a confirmation number that finalizes the purchase. Keep your receipt accessible until the drawing and also for your personal payment records.

Check your numbers against the winning numbers via the Internet, email, news broadcast or by telephone. Collect prize winnings lower than $600 from Buy PowerBall Online's website, which gives you the option to withdraw funds or use winnings toward a future order. Collect prize winnings of $600 or more from a lottery headquarters using the lottery claim form Buy PowerBall Online sends to you.