Odds are you will win the $ 400 million Powerball jackpot

If you’re hoping to win Saturday’s $ 400 million Powerball jackpot, the odds are not in your favor.

Winning the jackpot – the largest since $ 632.6 million was claimed in January – requires a ticket with six matching numbers from the draw. That equates to a 1 in 292,201,338 chance of winning.

Fortunately, you can also win money by matching less than six numbers. The lowest amount you can win is $ 4. Here’s a look at how the other payouts work:

  • $ 1 million prize: Match five numbers (1 out of 11,688,054)
  • $ 50,000 prize: Match four numbers and Powerball (1 in 913,129)
  • $ 100 prize: Match four numbers (1 out of 36,525)
  • $ 100 prize: Match three numbers and Powerball (1 out of 14,494)
  • $ 7 prize: Match three numbers (1 in 580)
  • $ 7 prize: Match two numbers and Powerball (1 in 701)
  • $ 4 prize: Match a number and Powerball (1 out of 92)
  • $ 4 prize: Match only Powerball (1 out of 38)

Each ticket costs $ 2, though you can pay an additional $ 1 for the Power Play option, which multiplies any non-jackpot win by two, three, four, five or 10 times the amount. An exception to this is the Power Play prize for matching five tracks, as it always doubles to $ 2 million if you win.

As with all gambling, you should only bet what you are willing to lose, as it is highly unlikely to win a big payout.

The drawing is set for Saturday at 22:59 ET. If anyone wins, the jackpot is reset to $ 20 million. If the numbers do not match a ticket, the jackpot funds will go over to the next draw, which is Monday at. 22:59 ET.

If you somehow end up winning big, here’s what to do with your winnings.

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