How to play powerball
Playing Powerball is simple. Here's how you can participate:
Purchase a ticket: You can buy a Powerball ticket from a licensed lottery retailer in one of the participating states (44 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
Choose your numbers: On the Powerball ticket, you will see two sections, one for five white balls and one for one red ball (the Powerball). You can choose your numbers manually or opt for a quick pick, where the numbers will be randomly generated for you.