(NEXSTAR) – Though dozens of Powerball players have won the jackpot, your chances of landing the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million. If your ticket falls short of the jackpot, have no fear, there are other ways you can win some money.
There are nine ways in which you can win with a Powerball ticket. The largest is, of course, the jackpot. To hit that grand prize, you have to match all five white numbers and the red Powerball number.
If you don’t land the jackpot, your ticket may still have won you a prize – your chances of winning any money while playing Powerball is 1 in 29, according to the lottery game’s website.
Let’s start at the smaller end of the scale. If you match the red Powerball number, or match one white ball number and the Powerball number, you win $4. If you opted into Power Play when buying your ticket, your prize could grow to as much as $40.
A Power Play, which costs an extra $1 per play, can increase your non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times. The multiplier is randomly selected before each drawing, and the 10X multiplier is only available when the jackpot is advertised at $150 million or less.
If you match two of the main numbers and the Powerball, or three main numbers, you will win $7. Matching three main numbers and the Powerball or four main numbers without the Powerball means you’ve won $100.
If your ticket matches four numbers and the Powerball, you win $50,000. Tickets that match all five main numbers but don’t match the Powerball are still worth $1 million.
If any of your numbers match, regardless of the size of your winnings, hang onto your ticket and sign it. If you were to lose an unsigned winning ticket and another person finds it, they can claim it. Where you can claim your prize and the length of time you have to collect it will vary by jurisdiction.
Powerball is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. and is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game has been played since 1992.
Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.