|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning||Prize Amount|
|Match 3||1 in 606||$10|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball||1 in 693||$10|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball||1 in 89||$4|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball||1 in 37||$2|
Mega Millions® tickets cost $2.00 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) - or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron in Woodland Hills, California. The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron gas station in Woodland Hills Friday, according to the California Lottery. A California ticket won a $421 million Mega Millions Jackpot, the equivalent of $289.5 million in cash, on Friday.
If your ticket matched three of the five white balls, you still win just $10. The odds of hitting three numbers, but not the Powerball are a tad better than matching two numbers plus the Mega Ball — 606 to 1. The good news is that the prize amount has finally reached triple digits - $200.
4 numbers plus the Mega Ball: $10,000 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 4 numbers without the Mega Ball: $500 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 3 numbers plus the Mega Ball: $200 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option).
If you match only the Mega Ball (and don't match any of the 5 regular numbers), you win a $2 prize and break even on the $2 cost of your Mega Millions ticket.
If your ticket matches two numbers and the Mega Ball you'll get $10 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 693.
|Matching Numbers||Winning Tickets||Prize Amounts|
|3 + Mega||531||$51|
|2 + Mega||6,810||$10|
|1 + Mega||32,881||$2|
If your Powerball matches the one that is drawn you will get your $2 ticket purchase back and a couple bucks more, for a total of $4. The odds of your ticket matching only the Powerball is 1 in 38.
3 Correct White Balls and the Powerball: $100. 3 Correct White Balls, but no Powerball: $7. 2 Correct White Balls and the Powerball: $7. 1 Correct White Ball and the Powerball: $4.
3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100. 3 white balls = $7. 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7. 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
ODDS. Double Play® is a new add-on feature to the Powerball® game that gives players in select jurisdictions another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million. Players can add the Double Play feature to their Powerball ticket for an additional $1 per play.
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To win Powerball, you need at least 2 winning numbers from the first barrel as well as the Powerball number from the second barrel. Alternatively, you can win Powerball without getting the Powerball number if you select 5, 6 or 7 of the winning numbers from the first barrel. Your numbers can be in any order.
In a Lotto Must Be Won draw where no one wins the jackpot by matching 6 main numbers, there's a Rolldown. This means the jackpot is shared by players matching 2 or more main numbers, so thousands can expect to win a boosted cash prize!
|Matched numbers||Share of prize pool||Odds of winning|
|4/6||8.4%||1 in 1,371|
|3/6 + Bonus Ball||7.3%||1 in 1,028|
|3/6||fixed R 50||1 in 72|
|2/6 + Bonus Ball||fixed R 20||1 in 96|
It applies to so-called "Must Be Won" games - which are held after the jackpot rolls over five times. In these games, if no one matches all six main numbers to win the jackpot outright, the cash is shared among lower-tier prize winners. Now only two numbers will be enough for a prize.
There are actually 20 ways of matching exactly 3 balls as you could match the first second and third balls as in the example above, or you could match the fourth fifth and sixth balls, or any combination in between. Therefore your odds of winning a prize for matching three numbers is approximately 1 in 56.7.
His study called The Geometry of Chance: Lotto Numbers Follow a Predicted Pattern, finds not all combinations of numbers have the same probability of occurring – so in short, it is possible to predict patterns of numbers with a greater chance of being drawn.
The most common main numbers drawn in the Powerball game are 26, 41, 16, 28, 22 and 23. The most common Powerball is 6.
Keep in mind that every number in the lottery has an equal probability of being chosen as the winning number. There is no software that could predict the exact winning number. But you can increase your chance of not splitting the jackpot price if you use the not so common number.