The Rules. For the uninitiated, here’s how Powerball works: There are six balls—five white (the main balls) and one red (the power ball). For the main balls, you choose five numbers between 1 and 69. For the power ball, you choose one number between 1 and 26.How do you get Powerball tickets?
Playing Powerball Get a ticket. Fill out your ticket. Alternatively, ask the clerk for a Quick Pick ticket. If you win, collect your winnings. For jackpot prizes, choose a payout option. Understand Powerball odds.