# Best answer: How do Powerball tickets pay out?

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## How many numbers do you need to get a payout in Powerball?

You just have to match at least 2 main numbers plus the Powerball number, and you could win a share in the Division 9 prize.

## What are the payouts on a Powerball ticket?

The prize structure of Powerball below can help you calculate the odds of winning the lottery:

Numbers Matched Prize Odds of Winning
3 + Powerball \$100 1 in 14,494.11
3 \$7 1 in 579.76
2 + Powerball \$7 1 in 701.33
1 + Powerball \$4 1 in 91.98

## Do you win money if you have 2 numbers in Powerball?

If you match two numbers, you’ll win \$4, but ONLY if one of those numbers is the red Powerball. … If you match two white Powerball numbers, then unfortunately you won’t walk away with any money, according to Powerball’s rules. If you match a white ball and the red Powerball, then you’ll walk away with \$4.

## Do you win money if you have 3 numbers in Powerball?

3 numbers plus the Powerball – \$100

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If you purchase a ticket that matches three numbers and the Powerball you’ll finally get back enough money to treat yourself or someone else to something special. The odds to get that \$100 in your pocket jump to 1 in 14,494.

## How do Powerball tickets work?

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers. The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win.

## Do you win money if you have \$4 numbers in Powerball?

If you match a white ball and the red Powerball, then you’ll walk away with \$4, which is the same amount you win if you match just one red ball (so that extra white ball you matched doesn’t really count for anything.)

## How much do you win if you only get the Mega Ball number?

Unfortunately, if you only matched one white number on the Mega Millions drawing, you did NOT win any money. If the only number matched was the yellow Mega Ball number itself, then you’ll win \$2.

## How do I claim my Powerball winnings?

There are three ways to claim prizes \$599 and under: visit a Lottery retailer, claim at a Lottery District Office or claim by mail. Option 1: Visit a Lottery Retailer Best Option! Take your winning ticket to a Lottery retailer and the clerk will hand you cash on the spot. Talk about easy!

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## What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Powerball?

Power Play numbers that can be chosen are 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly 10 (if the jackpot is \$150 million or less). If you match five Powerball numbers but not the Powerball and chose a Power Play option on your ticket, your prize automatically doubles regardless of the number that comes up in the Power Play drawing.

## Do Powerball numbers need to be in order?

You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play to win a prize. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn. Each play on a ticket is separately determined; players cannot crisscross play lines on a ticket or combine numbers from other tickets.

## What is Doubleplay Powerball?

The Double Play is a feature that gives players in select locations another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing. The Double Play drawing is held following the regular drawing and has a top cash prize of \$10 million.