Powerball Prizes and Odds
Powerball is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game, draw days are every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
They draw five white bálls out of a drum with 59 bálls and one red ball out of a drum with 35 red bálls. Draw sales cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw.
Players win by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win. The jackpot (won by matching all five white bálls in any order and the red Powerball) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment.
Each ticket costs $2. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Powerball game rules.
While most of us won't win the main prize, there's still a chance you could bag a hefty windfall if a few of your numbers come up. And while we can't guarantee a lottery win, there are some things you can do to boost your chances. Here are 8 tips that may just help boost your chances of winning shared by MSN.com.