Current rules of the game. For, to play Powerball American lottery.
Currently, lottery players for, to play Powerball lottery you must select a number 5 from the set 69 main numbers. (Also called white balls)
Besides, lottery players need to pick one extra Powerball number from the pot of numbers 26. (Also called Red Balls)
Besides, for an additional fee Powerball players can purchase a special parameter “PowerPlay” (factor). To learn more about the Powerplay feature click here. In a walnut shell Powerplay function allows you to increase your winnings all 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10. (Except for the main prize)
To win the grand prize, the player must choose all numbers correctly 5 plus Powerball number.
Nevertheless, there are other secondary prizes available to select the correct combination of any others, presented in the table below:
|division prize||match range||Payout for each winner.
|1 jackpot||5 numbers + Powerball||Grand Prize|
|prize 2||numbers 5||$ 1.000.000|
|prize 3||4 numbers + Powerball||$ 50.000|
|prize 4||numbers 4||$ 100|
|prize 5||3 numbers + Powerball||$ 100|
|prize 6||numbers 3||$ 7|
|prize 7||2 numbers + Powerball||$ 7|
|prize 8||1 number + Powerball||$ 4|
|prize 9||Powerball number only||$ 4|
Overall, the odds of winning a US Powerball prize are 1 in 24.87 There are a total of nine prize tiers.
Detailed odds of winning the USA Powerball are presented in the table below:
|division prize||match range||odds of winning the US Powerball lottery|
|1 jackpot||5 numbers + Powerball||1:292,201,338|
|prize 2||numbers 5||1:11,688,053|
|prize 3||4 numbers + Powerball||1:913,129|
|prize 4||numbers 4||1:36,525|
|prize 5||3 numbers + Powerball||1:14,494|
|prize 6||numbers 3||1:579|
|prize 7||2 numbers + Powerball||1:701|
|prize 8||1 number + Powerball||1:92|
|prize 9||Powerball number only||1:38|
The rules for playing the American Powerball lottery are not always the same. Powerball lottery rules change from time to time.
Previously there were different rules, to play Powerball American lottery. More recently, new changes to Powerball games have been introduced, namely in October 2015.
Everytime, when the rules of the game change, it affects the chances of winning Powerball prizes.
Let's take a look at the history of the change. Plus let's analyze the impact on the odds of winning the Powerball lottery.