# What happens if you get one number and the Powerball?

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## How many numbers do you need to win anything in Powerball?

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.

## Do I win anything if I get one number on Powerball?

If you only matched one white number, then you haven’t won anything. If you matched only the red ball (the Powerball, which is the last number drawn), then you’ll win \$4. You can put that money into buying two more Powerball tickets!

## How does Powerball pay out?

Powerball, for example, offers winners the choice of a lump-sum payout or an annuity of 30 payments over 29 years. Mega Millions offers lump-sum payouts or annuities. The annuity offers an initial payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5 percent larger than the previous one.

## Can you win with 3 numbers on Powerball?

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.

## How many lottery numbers do you need to win a prize?

Under current rules, which were updated in November 2020, you match all six numbers, then you win the jackpot. Easy. You can also win some cash by matching two, three, four, and five of the six numbers.

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