To play, players must select five "main" numbers and one "Powerball" number

Powerball is a lottery game that is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, making it a multi-state lottery. The MUSL is responsible for coordinating this event.

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.

The Power Play option costs an extra $1 every play and is available in Powerball. Power Play has the ability to greatly increase non-jackpot rewards by multiplying them by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times the original amount.

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.

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Powerball has numerous prize tiers, which are secondary prizes. If you don't strike the jackpot, you may still win big by matching at least a few of the white balls or combining them with the Powerball.

Winning the Powerball jackpot is a long shot, with odds of about 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning any reward, however, are substantially higher, ranging from one in twenty-five to one in thirty-eight.

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