How do i win the powerball?

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.

Updated on Sunday, December 02 2012 at 10:38PM EST