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# How much money can someone win by getting three Powerball numbers?

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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 hit the grand prize, people need to match all six numbers from the drawing. There are nine prize amounts according to how many numbers are matched. For example, if a ticket only hits with a red ball number, then the prize is \$4. People will get the same amount if they get a white ball number and a red ball number.

Drawings for this game are on Wednesday and Saturdays. There are more than 40 states that participate in this lottery in the United States.

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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.

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If a Mega Millions player matches only the Mega Ball number and gets no other numbers correct, the prize is \$1. Some states offer a Megaplier option (an extra \$1 purchase) that potentially increases this prize to \$5.

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To scratch off cards to win a prize, first you must read the directions for that specific card. The directions should point to where you should "scratch." Use a coin to rub off the scratch-off coating, and if you uncover what the directions indicate is a wining ticket, you win.