Match five regular numbers, from 1 to 69, plus one Powerball number from a range of 1 to 26 on your ticket to hit one of those legendary Powerball jackpots!
There also other prizes to be won, with nine prize tiers in total, plus don't forget those famous PowerPlay multipliers!
If others get the same numbers the jackpot is shared equally. If nobody hits the jackpot the money will "rollover" to the next draw, and continue to do so until a winner is found.
It's quite common for these rollovers to occur – and it's the reason why PowerBall jackpots are the largest in the world.
The Powerball Power Play
Several years back PowerBall introduced Power Play, where, for an extra $1.50 CAD, non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by 2x, 3x, 4x or even 5x. This is determined on the day of the draw, when the multiplier value is also drawn at random.
The special feature proved hugely popular with players and was further tweaked in October 2015 adding an extra 10x multiplier.
This multiplier is only introduced when the annuitized jackpot is worth less than $150 million – i.e. the amount paid out annually, rather than the lump sum value.
Powerball age limit
In most US states the age limit for the Powerball Lotto is 18 although in in Louisiana, Iowa and Arizona it is 21 and in Nebraska you must be 19 years to play.