To win the Powerball, you must match all five numbers and the Powerball. There is no secret to winning. Powerball numbers are randomly drawn.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510. This means you are more likely to hit two consecutive holes in one, die from a lightening strike, or be attacked by a shark.
On November 28, 2012, the largest jackpot in Powerball history was won. Two winners from Arizona and Missouri will split the jackpot prize of $587.5 million. On November 29, 2012, the California Lottery Commission voted to begin selling Powerball tickets. The first tickets will be sold in April 2013.