The jackpots in Powerball regularly reach hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions. In January of 2016, a player in the Powerball jackpot earned a record-breaking $1.586 billion.s.
The rules of Powerball are as follows: pick five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. To win the jackpot, your Powerball number must be the same as the one randomly selected.
Powerball draws and jackpot rolls take place at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The jackpot grows significantly higher with each drawing that passes without a winner.