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Powerball: Do you win anything if you get only one number?

The jackpot starts at $40 million and grows by at least $10 million each time there is no winner

Powerball is a multi-state lottery in the United States that only does not operate in five states of the United States.

Since 1992, it replaced the Lotto America lottery and became the first lottery game to use two drums to draw winners.

One drum contains 69 white balls, while the other drum contains 26 red balls. Only one red ball is drawn, and that red ball is called Powerball.

Now, Powerball offers a jackpot or prize, which increases every time there is a drawing where no jackpot winning ticket was sold.

The key to win

To win the jackpot, whoever participates by buying a ticket must match all five white balls, plus the red Powerball.

When purchasing a ticket, a participant must select five numbers, which are drawn from the first drum with the white balls, and one Powerball number.

In this sense, the winning Powerball number will be drawn from the second drum with the red balls.

The order of the first five Powerball numbers does not affect your chances of winning. If you choose the Powerball numbers 1 3 9 13 17 and 6, and the winning numbers are 17 9 1 3 13 (6), you will still win the jackpot. However, you must match the Powerball to win the jackpot.

To win a Powerball prize, you only have to correctly pick a single number: the red Powerball.

Basic Powerball payouts

correct white balls and the Powerball: Jackpot (starts at $40 million, no upper limit).

5 correct white balls, but no Powerball: $1.000.000

correct white balls and the Powerball: $50,000,000

4 correct white balls, but no Powerball: $100,000,000

3 correct white balls and the Powerball: $100

3 correct white balls, but no Powerball: $7

2 correct white balls and the Powerball: $7