Who can play Powerball Lottery

A winning ticket must be claimed in the jurisdiction in which it was purchased, regardless of residence

The minimum age to play Powerball is 18, except in Nebraska (19), and Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, and Mississippi (21)

Typically, Powerball players do not need to choose cash or annuities until they win the jackpot.

(Then they usually have 60 days to choose from)

Exceptions include Florida and Missouri; The 60-day "clock" begins with the drawing

Hence a jackpot winner who wants to take the cash option needs to plan immediately to claim his prize.

New Jersey and Texas require cash/annuity options when playing

In New Jersey, an annuity ticket can be converted into cash after winning

Whereas in Texas, the election is binding. (When the cash option was introduced in 1997