There are 6 states in total where this lottery is not played and they are:
How will you know you have won?
You need to check the numbers in order to see if you have won or not. If by any chance you get a call where you are informed that you have won, then chances are you are dealing with a lottery scam. Thus, it will be best to check the numbers on TV. There are many television stations that broadcast this lottery drawings live. Nowadays, everything can be found out online. So, you have the option to Google the result online. Besides, newspaper also prints the winning number. You can grab one and check the numbers yourself. Convenience stores, gas station and other such location happen to sell tickets. So, you also have the option to go to these places to check if you won or not.
It is highly advisable that you sign your ticket. This will help you to avoid any scams. Instead of handing your ticket to someone, ask them for the numbers and you check yourself if you have won or not.
Here it is important to mention that there are many lottery apps that make it easy to check for the winning numbers. You can take help of such an app. There are even some apps which provides notifications if your ticket becomes the winning ticket of Powerball lottery.
What to do if you win?
As mentioned before, in the year 2016, the winning prize was around $1.6 billion. There were three winning tickets. The tickets belonged to Mae and Marvin Acosta, Maureen Smith and Lisa and John Robinson. They became not only the biggest Powerball winners, they also become the biggest lottery jackpot winners in the world. After they won, they followed some steps which helped them to take better advantage of the situation. So, if you win, then you need to follow the next mentioned steps: