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# How many numbers do I need to win the Powerball?

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To win the grand prize, Powerball players must match all five of the white balls drawn plus the red powerball. There are several other ways to win smaller amounts by matching a variety of the numbers drawn each Wednesday and Saturday night.

Second prize in the Powerball drawing is a cash payment of \$1,000,000. This is won by matching all five of the white balls drawn in any order. Anyone who matches the red powerball wins. The odds of matching just the powerball are one in 32. Third place winners must match four of the white balls drawn and the red powerball for a cash prize of \$10,000.

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The prize for getting three numbers in Powerball is \$7, as of 2014. This prize amount is for matching either two white ball numbers and a red ball number, or all three white ball numbers. Powerball is a lottery game where five numbers are selected from 59 white balls, and the sixth number is drawn from 35 red balls.

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To win the Fantasy 5 jackpot, five numbers must match the five winning numbers in the official drawing. The odds of winning the top prize in the Fantasy 5 as of September, 2014, are one in 376,992.

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Some of the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 20, 37, 2, 31 and 35, and the most commonly drawn white balls are 42, 16, 35, 26 and 19. These numbers have the highest draw frequency, but getting winning numbers for the Powerball is still very rare.