# How Does Powerball Lottery Work?

It is quite simple to play this lottery game. First of all, you have to select a total of 5 numbers for white-colored balls between 1 and 69. Then, you have to select only one number for the red & Powerball between 1 and 26. You have to choose your preferred numbers on the play slip and submit it. Once the drawing begins, the lottery terminal will randomly pick the numbers. The best part is that the jackpot amount keeps on growing unless and until it is won completely. You can win the prize of the Powerball by matching just one of the total 9 ways to win.

If any player’s ticket matches at least 2 numbers and the red & Powerball, then you will get \$7. If your red & power’ ball matches or even matches with another number, then you will win \$4.When 4 numbers match or 3 number matches along with the red ball, you will win \$100. If your 4 white ball numbers along with the red ball, you will win \$50,000. In case, all the 5 white-colored balls match but not the red power ball, then you will get a whopping \$1 million. If all the numbers of the 6 balls (5 white-colored balls and 1 red ball) match, then you will win the grand prize.

You can also choose to play with Power Play here. It is available in 5 different choices – 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and 10x. In these power plays, your total prize amount will increase too. The grand or jackpot prizes will be declared by the authorities. It can change from one game to another. But there is no guarantee that someone will win the jackpot amount in every drawing. In case, no one wins the jackpot, it will be rolled over to the next drawing. Hence, the next grand prize almost gets doubled.

The Powerball is one of the most famous lottery games with a two-drum system where one drum will hold 69 white-colored balls and the second drum contains 26 red-colored balls which are the & powerballs. In this game, only 1 red-colored ball will be drawn during the drawing while 5 white-colored balls will be drawn. When a person buys the lottery ticket, you will have to select 5 numbers for your white-colored balls that will be selected from the first drum. Then you have to select 1 number for your red ball that will be chosen from the second drum. It is a very simple and easy-to-understand lottery game that you can play just by spending \$2.