How Many Numbers Do I Need to Win the Powerball?


Quick Answer

To win the grand prize, Powerball players must match all five of the white balls drawn plus the red powerball. There are several other ways to win smaller amounts by matching a variety of the numbers drawn each Wednesday and Saturday night.

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Second prize in the Powerball drawing is a cash payment of $1,000,000. This is won by matching all five of the white balls drawn in any order. Anyone who matches the red powerball wins. The odds of matching just the powerball are one in 32. Third place winners must match four of the white balls drawn and the red powerball for a cash prize of $10,000.

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