Powerball is your (slim) chance to win millions of dollars! If you have questions about Powerball in particular, the Powerball WebSite can answer your questions. You can also see information on previous winners and jackpot sizes. Powerball is a lotto game which is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, they draw five white balls out of a drum with 59 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 35 red balls. Players win by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win. The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red PowerBall) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 25 years or a lump sum payment. You no longer have to select the payment option at the time of purchase. The tax law has changed to give you up to 60 days until after you claim the prize to decide whether you want cash or the annuity option. The second prize (won by matching five white balls in any order) is $100,000 paid in cash. Any time you match the red PowerBall, you win. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game is better than 1 in 35. In order to purchase a ticket, you must visit an authorized retailer in one of the participating states. A map detailing these locations can be found on the Multi-State site. Please visit the Multi-State FAQ for further information. The odds for all 5 and the PowerBall number are 1 in 175,223,510.