Before you start playing Powerball games you must first understand what it is and how it is run. Powerball jackpots are a lottery run by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSLA) mostly in the United States of America. MSLA is a body that manages much kind of games in the US of which Powerball is one.
Powerball jackpots has two drawings in one week; one drawn at Wednesday night and the other drawn at Saturday night with six numbers drawn each time. The first five figures are selected from a pool of 59 numbers. The sixth number, called the Powerball, is gotten from a separate pool of 39 numbers.
Powerball is played on a retail store, either a gas station or grocery store. The retailer will hand you a play slip consisting of 5 numbers. Each game costs $1. In order to play one set of numbers, you have to mark the slip with 5 numbers in the top box, and then choose one number in the bottom box. You can either play with a set of your favorite numbers or go for a quick pick. Quick Pick is a situation where you let the computer choose numbers for you. Whether you use the numbers you generated by yourself or the quick pick numbers, you have the same chances of winning the game.
If you want to play the quick pick numbers, just tell the retailer the quantity of QP numbers you want or if you’d rather prefer all of them to be selected by the computer, just mark the QP box and computer will select and print your game for you. In any case the minimum playable amount is still $1. There is also the variation on the theme. Here any price won is multiplied by the Power number. You can play this game with extra $1 and stand greater chances of winning mega amount.
The final stage of the Powerball jackpot is the Multi Draw. Multi Draw will allow you to choose numbers ranging from 2 to 15 and using them to play for multiple games as many times as you want. For instance, if you mark a number say 4. The same set of games will be played for you for a period of four games depending on how you selected it, Wed, Sat, Wed, and Sat.