There's still time to buy a Powerball ticket this week, and after there was no winner Wednesday, the jackpot keeps climbing.
Currently, the estimated jackpot is $523 million, with a cash option value of $379 million. The next drawing is this Saturday.
Here's everything you need to know about the Powerball:
When is the Powerball drawing?
Drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
How to watch the next drawing
To watch the drawing live on Saturday night, visit the Powerball website, www.powerball.com/watch-drawing.
How to play Powerball
The Powerball costs $2 per play.
To play, select five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.
You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.
To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:
- 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize
- 5 white balls = $1 million
- 4 white balls = 1 red Powerball = $50,000
- 4 white balls = $100
- 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100
- 3 white balls = $7
- 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7
- 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4
- 1 red Powerball = $4
There's a chance to have your winnings increased two, three, four, five and 10 times through the Power Play for an additional $1 per play. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.
All prizes are set cash amounts, except for the Grand Prize. In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning it's determined by the sales and the number of winners.
What were the last winning numbers?
If you're lacking inspiration, the latest winning numbers Wednesday were 20, 40, 47, 55 and 63. The red Powerball was 05.
What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the Powerball Grand Prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.
According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.
Where to buy Powerball tickets
The Powerball is played in 45 states including Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident to play the Powerball.
In Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, you can purchase tickets at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.
You can also purchase tickets in Ohio through the Ohio lottery website, www.ohiolottery.com.