Powerball is a multi-state game that gives players nine ways to win cash prizes. In addition to the jackpot, the game offers second-level prizes of $1 million and third-level prizes of $50,000.
Jackpots start at $20 million and increase by a minimum of $2 million based on current game sales and interest rates.
The game is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in Des Moines, Iowa.
|Powerball Prize Structure||Prize payout with Power Play purchase|
|Match||Prize||Chances 1 in||2x||3x||4x||5x||10x*|
|5 white balls + PB||Jackpot||292,201,338.00||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5 white balls||$1,000,000||11,688,053.52||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000|
|4 white balls + PB||$50,000||913,129.18||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|4 white balls||$100||36,525.17||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|3 white balls + PB||$100||14,494.11||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|3 white balls||$7||579.76||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|2 white balls + PB||$7||701.33||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|1 white balls + PB||$4||91.98||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
|0 white balls + PB||$4||38.32||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
Overall chances: 1 in 24.87 for each $2 play.
*10X is added when jackpots are below $150 million.
Select five different numbers from 1 to 69 and mark them on the playslip.
Then, choose the Powerball number from 1 to 26.
Quick Pick: Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.
Multi-Draw: Play the same numbers for up to 15 consecutive drawings by selecting "MULTI-DRAW." Powerball can be played for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 consecutive drawings.
Power Play®: Power Play is a special feature that allows a winner to increase their original prize amount by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10* TIMES. For an extra $1 per play, you can choose to play Power Play by marking "POWER PLAY - YES" on the Powerball playslip or asking the retailer to enter it through the terminal.
If you choose the Power Play option and win anywhere from $4 to $50,000, your winnings will be multiplied by two to 10 times, depending on the multiplier number drawn at the beginning of the Powerball drawing! Matching five of five white-ball numbers and not the Powerball will automatically award a $2 million prize when Power Play is chosen!
Each Powerball play is still $2. Adding Power Play costs an additional $1 per Powerball play.
*The 10X multiplier is available only on jackpots of $150 million or less.
|Power Play Chances (Jackpots up to $150 million)|
|Power Play||Prize x Power Play||Chances 1 in|
|10X||Prize Won x 10||1 in 43|
|5X||Prize Won x 5||1 in 21.5|
|4X||Prize Won x 4||1 in 14.33|
|4X||Prize Won x 3||1 in 3.31|
|2X||Prize Won x 2||1 in 1.79|
|Power Play Chances (Jackpots above $150 million)|
|Power Play||Prize x Power Play||Chances 1 in|
|5X||Prize Won x 5||1 in 21|
|4X||Prize Won x 4||1 in 14|
|4X||Prize Won x 3||1 in 3.23|
|2X||Prize Won x 2||1 in 1.75|
Double Play®: Double Play is a feature that allows Powerball players to play their numbers in a second drawing for an additional $1 per play.
Double Play drawings are held following the main Powerball drawing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Players who add Double Play to their Powerball tickets have the chance to win prizes of up to $10 million, in addition to the chance to win in the main Powerball drawing!
|Double Play Prize Structure|
|Match||Prize||Chances 1 in|
|5 of 5 + Powerball||$10,000,000||292,201,338.00|
|5 of 5 + No Powerball||$500,000||11,688,053.52|
|4 of 5 + Powerball||$50,000||913,129.18|
|4 of 5 + No Powerball||$500||36,525.17|
|3 of 5 + Powerball||$500||14,494.11|
|3 of 5 + No Powerball||$20||579.76|
|2 of 5 + Powerball||$20||701.33|
|1 of 5 + Powerball||$10||91.98|
|0 of 5 + Powerball||$7||38.32|
|Overall Chances of Winning a Prize: 1 in 24.87 for $3 Play
($2 Powerball + $1 Double Play)
$2 for one play
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9:59 p.m. Central Time in Tallahassee, Florida, by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
No Ticket Sales
- Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 8:59 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- 2-5 a.m. daily
Powerball players must redeem their prizes in the same state they bought the tickets. Because there are 48 lotteries participating in Powerball, all tickets and playslips are identified by the lottery that sold the ticket so the prize can be claimed and paid properly. If your ticket is a winner and was purchased in Missouri, click here to find out how to claim your prize.
Lump sum payment (cash) or jackpot payments (annuity)
Jackpot winners have 60 days from the claiming date to choose cash or 30 graduated annuity payments (payments that increase each year). If you do not choose an option after 60 days, payment automatically defaults to the graduated annuity option. The cash option prize is approximately half of the advertised jackpot. If you choose the cash option, you get the cash the Lottery would have invested over the 29-year period to pay the advertised prize amount.
Understanding your chances of winning
No matter how many people play Powerball, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the amount of number combinations, not the number of players. Here's how your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are determined.