## Powerball Odds

The chances of winning a lottery jackpot are principally determined by several factors: the count of possible numbers, the count of winning numbers drawn, whether or not order is significant and whether drawn numbers are returned for the possibility of further drawing.

For the Powerball lottery, five numbers are chosen from a set of 55, in addition to a Powerball number from a set of 42.

A listing containing odds of winning regarding number of successfully matching numbers drawn in a Powerball lottery are provided in the table below.

Matches of Normal Balls (55 Total Numbers) |
Matches of Powerball (42 Total Numbers) |
Approximate Odds of Winning |

5 | 1 | 1 in 146,107,962 |

5 | 0 | 1 in 3,563,609 |

4 | 1 | 1 in 584,432 |

4 | 0 | 1 in 14,254 |

3 | 1 | 1 in 11,927 |

3 | 0 | 1 in 291 |

2 | 1 | 1 in 745 |

1 | 1 | 1 in 127 |

0 | 1 | 1 in 69 |

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