**Does the number have to be in the right order to win?**

The order of the first 5 numbers that will be drawn from the white ball drum does not affect your chances of winning. Suppose you have picked 17, 1, 3, 9, 13, and the red ball 8. The winning number comes up as 3, 9, 13, 1, 17, and 8, then you will still become the winner of the **Powerball** jackpot. Nevertheless, to win the jackpot, you need to guess the **Powerball **correctly. So, as per the example, if the winning numbers come up to be as 17, 8, 9, 3, 13, and 1, you will not win the jackpot even if the number you have chosen matches. The **Powerball **needs to be the same to win the jackpot which by this example needs to be 8.

You need to select one single number correctly, the red ball (**Powerball**) to win a **Powerball** prize. If you have picked the **Powerball **correctly then you will be awarded $4. So, with just $2 you will have the option to do double your investment. You will have 1 in 26 odds of doubling your investment. However, you need to match all five white balls numbers and the red ball number in any order to win the **Powerball **jackpot.

Basic **Powerball **payouts:

- $4 for just the
**Powerball**and no white balls. - $4 for the
**Powerball**and 1 correct white ball. - $7 for the
**Powerball**and 2 correct white balls. - $7 for no
**Powerball**and 3 correct white balls. - $100 for
**Powerball**and 3 correct white balls. - $100 for no
**Powerball**and 4 correct white balls. - $10,000 for the
**Powerball**and 4 correct white balls. - $1,000,000 for no
**Powerball**and 5 correct white balls.

**Powerball** with PowerPlay payouts:

- $8 to $40 for just
**Powerball**and no white balls. - $8 to $40 for
**Powerball**and 1 correct white ball. - $14 to $70 for
**Powerball**and 2 correct white balls. - $14 to $70 for no
**Powerball**and 3 correct white balls. - $200 to $1000 for
**Powerball**and 3 correct white balls. - $200 to $1000 for no
**Powerball**and 4 correct white balls. - $20,000 to $100,000 for the
**Powerball**and 4 correct white balls. - $2,000,000 for no
**Powerball**and 5 correct white balls. - The jackpot for the
**Powerball**and 5 correct white balls.

Here the exact payout happens to depend on whether a 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x multiple was drawn at random. Only when the jackpot is less than $150 million, the 10x multiplier is available.