What Do You Win For Matching 5 Out Of 6 Powerball Numbers?

You play Powerball because you want to win the massive jackpot, right? Of course, that’s why we all play. But, surely, you must know that Powerball also offers a pretty good second prize, right? It does, and it’s also a life-changing amount of money.

How many numbers do you need to match to win the second prize in Powerball? You need to match 5-out-of-6-numbers. How much do you win for matching 5-out-of-6 numbers, then? Well, it depends.

First of all, you can’t just match 엔트리파워볼  any 5 numbers to win the second prize. No, you have to match the first 5.

Previously, if you matched the first 5 numbers, you would have won $250,000. That was before Powerball changed its rules on January the 15th, 2012. The rules changes implemented on that day, partly, resulted in bigger prizes. The previous $250,000 prize was increased to $1 million. Not bad, wouldn’t you say? That’s a four-fold increase. That’s good for Powerball players!

However, you don’t always win $1 million by matching 5-out-of-6 Powerball numbers. Sometimes you can win twice that amount – $2 million. How? Read on to find out.

It costs $2 to buy a Powerball ticket. However, you can spend an extra dollar to purchase the PowerPlay option. That means, if you choose to purchase the PowerPlay option, your Powerball ticket will cost $3.

What does the Powerplay option give you? This is what it does – If you match 5-out-of-6 Powerball numbers (The first 5) and if your ticket includes the PowerPlay option, the $1 million prize that you would have won gets doubled to $2 million.

How do you like that? For an extra dollar you win an extra million dollars. Not bad at all! $1 million is a lot of money, but $2 million is just so much better.

You’re probably interested to also know what the odds are of winning the $1 million (Or $2 million second prize). I’ll tell you – The odds of winning it are 1-in-5,153,632. Those are long odds, but at least they are much better than winning the jackpot. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1-in-175,223,510.

 

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