When you get 2 numbers plus the Powerball correct on any Powerball drawing, you will win $7, which is the same prize as for getting 3 numbers without the Powerball right. All prizes below, other than the Grand Prize, are set cash prize amounts, it doesn't change regardless of Jackpot size and number of tickets sold.
For 1 number plus the Powerball right or for just having the Powerball right itself, you win $4. For 3 numbers plus the Powerball you win $100, while $100 is also given for four numbers with no Powerball. Four numbers plus the Powerball wins $10,000, while 5 numbers with no Powerball wins $1,000,000.
The Jackpot, which varies based on how many people enter each drawing, is won when a person picks all 5 numbers and the Powerball correctly. It's very difficult to win, because the odds of hitting the Powerball Jackpot were 1 in 292.2 million. It's much less likely than being struck by lightning, being attacked by a shark, or scoring two consecutive holes in one on two par-3 golf holes.
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