Where can you find last night's Powerball numbers?
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Where can you find last night's Powerball numbers?

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The most reliable place to check the winning numbers for previous Powerball drawings is the official Powerball website. Potential winners can also check their state's official lottery website because states that participate in multi-state lotteries such as Powerball usually publish the winning number online.

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Drawings for Powerball occur twice each week on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. EST. It sometimes takes an hour or more for the winning numbers to post online, but a number of local television stations broadcast the drawing live. Five numbered white balls are drawn at random followed by a sixth numbered red ball, which is the Powerball. Players must match all five numbers in sequence plus the Powerball number on the ticket to win the jackpot.

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    As of 2014, the multi-state Powerball lottery pays winners of tickets below $600 in cash at any Powerball retail outlet in the same state where the ticket was purchased if the outlet has enough cash on hand, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. Winners of higher amounts are paid by check at state lottery headquarters.

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    As of 2015, the prize for matching the red Powerball alone is $4, while the prize for matching the Powerball with additional white balls depends on the number of white balls matched. Those who match all five white balls and the Powerball win the grand prize, while those who match four white balls plus the Powerball win $10,000. The prizes are $100 for three white balls plus the Powerball, $7 for two white balls and the Powerball and $4 for one white ball plus the Powerball.

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    There are 175,223,510 different possible combinations for the Powerball lottery game. Powerball is played by drawing five white balls numbered 1 to 59 from a drum and one red ball numbered 1 to 35 from a separate drum. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the one red ball. Other prizes are available for matching less than five balls.

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