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## Do your numbers have to be in order to win the lottery?

In Powerball, five white balls and one red ball are drawn. The white balls are numbered 1 through 69, and the red, or “power,” ball, 1 through 26. So you have to **guess six numbers**. Among the first five, the order doesn’t matter.

## Does 2 correct numbers on Powerball win anything?

**If you match two numbers, you’ll win $4**, but ONLY if one of those numbers is the red Powerball. Here are more details on how to win the Powerball drawing. If you match two white Powerball numbers, then unfortunately you won’t walk away with any money, according to Powerball’s rules.

## What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Powerball?

Power Play numbers that can be chosen are 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly 10 (if the jackpot is $150 million or less). If you match five Powerball numbers but not the Powerball and chose a Power Play option on your ticket, **your prize automatically doubles regardless** of the number that comes up in the Power Play drawing.

## What are the best numbers to play for Powerball?

Luckiest lottery numbers: Powerball, Mega Millions most common picks in 2021

Powerball | Mega Millions |
---|---|

53 (Drawn 6 times) |
26 (Drawn 5 times) |

61 (Drawn 6 times) | 27 (Drawn 5 times) |

4 (Drawn 5 times) | 28 (Drawn 5 times) |

17 (Drawn 5 times) | 58 (Drawn 5 times) |

## Does 3 numbers win in Powerball Australia?

Powerball Winning Divisions

WINNING DIVISION | NUMBERS TO WIN |
---|---|

5th Division | 5 Numbers + Powerball |

6th Division | 4 Numbers + Powerball |

7th Division | 5 Numbers |

8th Division |
3 Numbers + Powerball |

## Is there a trick to winning the Powerball?

**There’s no way to predict** the numbers that will come up in the lottery. The drawings are completely random, so the best you can do is try to pick unusual numbers so you won’t have to split the jackpot if there’s a tie. … But that doesn’t mean that there’s no way of increasing your odds of becoming a lottery winner.

## Is there a mathematical formula to predict lottery numbers?

To figure out your odds, use an equation in which “k” represents the numbers you choose correctly, “r” represents the total numbers drawn, and “n” represents the number of unique numbers the numbers will be drawn from. Without numbers, the formula looks like this: **× ( r − k ) !** **× ( n − r ) !**