The Powerball lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

It costs $2 per play to purchase a ticket.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59pm ET, drawings are held.

Powerball jackpots grow until they are won.

Matching one of nine ways to win wins the player a prize.

In order to win the big jackpot, you must match all five white balls in any order with the red Powerball.

To win more money, there is a way.

You can multiply your non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, five or ten times if you select "Power Play" with your Powerball purchase.

Each play costs an additional $1.

Before each drawing, a random multiplier number is chosen.

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