Many people play the lottery every day and millions of them are playing Powerball. If you are new to Powerball you might be wondering how everything works. We are going to tell you how to play and how you can win.
Powerball gives you a total of 9 ways to win. In Powerball there is a drawing every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 pm for EST. A total of 59 white balls and 35 red balls are placed in a drum and spun around. Five white balls and one red ball will be randomly selected out of the drum. These will be the winning numbers, and players must check their ticket to see if they have matched the numbers on the screen.
To win in Powerball, you have nine different ways to do so. If you match all five numbers on the white balls and the number on the red ball, you will be the jackpot winner. The jackpot winner receives the current amount that is in the jackpot. If you match all five white balls numbers you will win $1,000,000! Matching four white ball numbers and the red ball number will win you $10,000. If you match four white balls or three white balls and the red power ball you will win $100. Matching three white balls or two white balls and the red power ball will win you $7. Lastly, if you match one white ball and the red ball, or the red Powerball alone, you will win $4.
If you will the jackpot you will have two options when it comes to payment. You can choose one large lump sum or an annuitized prize over 29 years. If you choose the annuity payments the annual payments are increased each year, these percentages are set by the lottery company.
This is the basics to playing Powerball, it’s quite fun and there are so many different ways to win. The best part is each ticket only costs $2. Could you imagine winning a large amount of cash by only spending $2? Many people have done it, will you be next?