On Wednesday and Saturday of every week, California lottery players get to play Powerball, a $2 game with jackpots in the millions. If you’ve never played before, it’s fun and easy. Here’s how to play Powerball according to California Lottery.
Find lottery tickets. Whether you want to get one ticket or ten, the first step to playing Powerball is to find a retailer near you. The official website for the California Lottery offers a link to help you find the closest retailer. In addition to driving to the nearest liquor store, California lottery players have another, more convenient way to get Powerball tickets: they can now get lottery tickets online. Find a legal retailer to order lottery online tickets.
Select your lucky numbers. Once you have your ticket, it’s time to pick your lucky numbers. For the game of Powerball, select five numbers from 1 to 59, and one Powerball number from 1 to 35. If you don’t want to pick your own numbers, you can receive a selection of random numbers with Quick Pick. If you get lottery online tickets, you can still select your own numbers or use an app to choose your lucky numbers.
Buy your tickets: You can buy your tickets at the closest retailer or order them online through companies such as Lotto Gopher. If you order lottery tickets online, a staff member will go to the store on your behalf and pick up your ticket, which is a receipt. The company will keep your ticket in a safe facility.
Wait for the winning numbers. We know it’s hard, but the final step takes patience! Winning numbers are published on the official California Lottery website every Wednesday and Saturday.