In the 45 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, players can buy Powerball tickets in gas stations, convenience stores, or grocery stores. For the record, Powerball lottery tickets are not sold in Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Alabama.
How to buy a lottery ticket online
Powerball lottery tickets can also be purchased online. But it's only in a few states where players can buy their lottery game tickets online, which are Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.
For the record, there are specific sites where Powerball tickets are sold legally in the abovementioned states. These sites are run by either the state lottery corporation or the government. Players buying tickets from third-party sites risk losing their winnings.