Pools is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, we draw five white balls out of a drum with 59 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 35 red balls. Draw sales cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw. Check for local cut-off time.
Players win by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win. The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Chile Pools) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment. Each ticket costs $2. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Chile Poolsgame rules.
The second prize (won by matching five white balls in any order) is $1,000,000 paid in cash and any time you match the red Chile Pools, you win. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1 in 32.