There are 11,238,513 possible number combinations in Powerball, not 292,201,338 as many players believe.
In every Powerball game two drawings take place.
In the first drawing 5 numbers are selected from a pool of 69 numbers (the number combination drawing). In the second drawing (the Powerball drawing) a single number is selected from a pool of 26 numbers.
The odds of matching all five numbers selected in the first drawing is 1 in 11,238,513 because there are 11,238,513 possible combinations of numbers. The odds of matching the Powerball selected in the second drawing is 1 in 26 because there are 26 possible Powerball numbers.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is determined by multiplying the odds of matching all five numbers selected in the first drawing by the odds of matching the Powerball number selected in the second drawing:
Possible Number Combinations x Possible Powerballs = Odds Of Winning
11,238,513 x 26 = 292,201,338
Download All 11,238,513 Powerball Number Combinations Here
Powerball changed the parameters of their game in October of 2015 to encourage larger jackpots. With a billion dollar jackpot looming it would appear they achieved their goal – and then some.
The odds of winning are daunting but someone will win and there is every possibility the winner could be you – if you play. The minimum cost to play is $2 which gives you an opportunity to win without regret about spending the money if you lose.
We do not encourage individuals to spend large sums of money when buying Powerball tickets. However, we do encourage lottery players to form a lottery pool with family, friends or co-workers or buy into an existing pool. Taking part in a lottery pool that purchases many tickets can give you a winning advantage without a huge financial commitment.
When choosing numbers to play in Powerball many opt for quick picks (letting the computer choose numbers for you). That’s fine, but if you would like more control over the numbers you play, or just want to see every possible number combination for Powerball we have them!
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To encourage larger jackpots, the administrators of Powerball have decided to change the format of the lottery game. Starting October 4th, 2015, you will need to select five numbers ranging from 1 to 69 (previously 59) in the first drawing and select one bonus number ranging from 1 to 26 (previously 35) in the second bonus number drawing.
The odds of matching all five numbers in the first drawing have more than doubled from 1 in 5,006,387 to 1 in 11,238,513. If you are interested in downloading all possible (11 million plus) number combinations for the new Powerball lottery game they are available at the link below.
Starting on October 19th, 2013, the Mega Millions lottery game is about to undergo some big changes – are you ready?
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The basic game will remain the same. That is, to win the jackpot you will still have to match all five numbers selected in the first drawing and the single bonus number selected in the second drawing. The change is in the primary and bonus drawing number pools.
The pool of numbers for the first drawing will increase from 56 to 75 numbers. The pool of bonus numbers will decrease from 46 to 15. These changes will make it harder to win the jackpot and most of the lesser prizes, but easier to match the bonus number which essentially gives you a free play.
The possibility of super-sized jackpots appears to be the primary reason for the change. Mega Millions jackpots in the old game format went as high as 600 million. Therefore, with this new game format we may see the first billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot.
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