The Powerball jackpot is a multi-state lottery game played in the United States. The game is played by selecting five numbers from a set of 69 white balls and one number (the “Powerball”) from a set of 26 red balls. The jackpot is won by matching all six numbers drawn. The amount of the jackpot depends on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners in each prize tier. The jackpot starts at a minimum of $40 million and increases by a minimum of $10 million each time the jackpot is not won. If there is more than one winner, the jackpot is split equally among the winners.