To win a Powerball prize how many numbers you need to get

Does the number have to be in right order to win?

The order of the first 5 numbers that will be drawn from the white ball drum does not affect your chances of winning. Suppose you have picked 17, 1, 3, 9, 13 and the red ball 8. The winning number come up as 3, 9, 13, 1, 17 and 8, then you will still become the winner of the Powerball jackpot. Nevertheless, in order to win the jackpot, you need to guess the Powerball correctly. So, as per the example, if the winning numbers come up to be as 17, 8, 9, 3, 13 and 1, you will not win the jackpot even if the number you have chosen matched. The Powerball needs to be the same in order to win the jackpot which by this example needs to be 8.

 

You need to select one single number correctly, the red ball (Powerball) in order to win a Powerball prize. If you have picked the Powerball correctly then you will be awarded $4. So, with just $2 you will have the option to do double your investment. You will have 1 in 26 odds of doubling your investment. However, you need to match all five white balls numbers and the red ball number in any order to win the Powerball jackpot.

 

Basic Powerball payouts:

  • $4 for just the Powerball and no white balls.
  • $4 for the Powerball and 1 correct white ball.
  • $7 for the Powerball and 2 correct white balls.
  • $7 for no Powerball and 3 correct white balls.
  • $100 for Powerball and 3 correct white balls.
  • $100 for no Powerball and 4 correct white balls.
  • $10,000 for the Powerball and 4 correct white balls.
  • $1,000,000 for no Powerball and 5 correct white balls.

 

Powerball with PowerPlay payouts:

  • $8 to $40 for just Powerball and no white balls.
  • $8 to $40 for Powerball and 1 correct white ball.
  • $14 to $70 for Powerball and 2 correct white balls.
  • $14 to $70 for no Powerball and 3 correct white balls.
  • $200 to $1000 for Powerball and 3 correct white balls.
  • $200 to $1000 for no Powerball and 4 correct white balls.
  • $20,000 to $100,000 for the Powerball and 4 correct white balls.
  • $2,000,000 for no Powerball and 5 correct white balls.
  • Jackpot for the Powerball and 5 correct white balls.

 

Here the exact payout happens to depend on whether a 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x multiple was drawn at random. Only when the jackpot is less than $150 million, the 10x multiplier is available.