When did USA Powerball start and how?
Powerball's predecessor was a multi-state game known as Lotto America, introduced in 1988.
The game and name were changed to Powerball on 19 April 1992 the first drawing was held on 22 April.
Dr. Edward J. Stanek was the president of the lottery and, along with Steve Caputo, was one of the two men who invented the game Powerball.
Powerball begins When it was launched in 1992, Powerball became the first game to use two drum
Using two drums to draw numbers from offers more manipulation by allowing for multiple prize levels and lower overall odds of winning
As explained later, a ticket can be won by matching only one number
The two drum concept has since been used by The Big Game in the US, Powerball in Australia, Thunderball in the UK, EuroJackpot and EuroMillions.
Through 2008, Powerball drawings were usually held at Screenscape Studios in West Des Moines, Iowa.
The drawing's host was longtime Iowa radio personality Mike Pace.