What is Powerball?
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What is Powerball?

Powerball is an American lottery game sold in 44 jurisdictions as a shared jackpot game. It is coordinated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a non-profit organization formed by an agreement with lotteries.

Powerball is a game whose advertised jackpot starts at $40 million and can roll into hundreds of millions over many drawings. To play Powerball, players choose 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-69 and an additional number (the Powerball) from a different guessing range of 1-26. At the time of the lottery draw, the additional number (the Powerball) is drawn from a separate drum.

The additional number allows lottery players to win secondary prizes and is essential to complete the jackpot winning number selection. Players can pick their numbers manually, or have their numbers randomly chosen (Lucky Dip!). Additionally, players can choose a Subscription to ensure they never miss a draw.