The Odds of Winning Powerball

Of course you know that if you match all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing you could win $1.5 billion! There’s a 1 in 292 million chance that the winning ticket could be yours, and it only takes one.

Powerball logoNow, just because you didn’t match all six numbers doesn’t mean you should rip up your ticket! There are a number of other prizes with slightly better odds.

Did you know that matching the first five numbers gives you a $1,000,000 prize? There’s a 1 in 11 million chance you could! Matching four numbers plus the Powerball means a $50,000 prize. Odds, 1 in 913,129.

Despite what some may think, the odds of winning are always the same regardless of how many people are playing.

You have just as much a chance of winning a billion or a million as the next guy or gal, but you’ve got to play to win.  The  odds of winning are zero without a ticket.

Click here for the complete prize structure.

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