If you only matched one white number on the Powerball, you did NOT win any money. Go to the Dividends page for more information about the different ways to win. Even if there are more tickets sold in a particular drawing, your odds of winning a prize are the same.
The draws are conducted using a Random Number Generator RNG, which is a computer system that selects the winning numbers at random. If you matched only the red ball the Powerball, which is the last number. You can put that money into buying two more Powerball tickets. This planting sequence ensures bottom dwellers get an open area to move freely. To win the jackpot, you must match all five balls and the PowerBall.