How to Play Powerball

Powerball lottery is a multi-state lottery that costs $2 per play. Players need to select five numbers from 1 to 69 and one number for the red ball, 1 to 26. The jackpot for the lottery starts at $40 million and keeps on rolling until someone wins! 

There are nine ways for players to win the prize. The overall odds of winning Powerball is 1 in 24.9.

Powerball Playing Options

  • Ask for a Playslip from the retailer and mark your desired numbers on it, or
  • Skip the Playslip and ask for Quick Pick to let the computer pick lucky numbers for you!
  • Select whether you want to add the Power Play.
  • Then select the next draw or multiple consecutive draws.
  • Sign your ticket and keep with you until the draw.

Power Play

The Power Play feature is a way to multiply your non-jackpot winnings. You need to ask for Power Play with your Powerball ticket purchase for an additional $1 per play. The multiplier is selected randomly before each play. This feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times!

“Remember that 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. “

Multi-draw

You can play the same set of numbers for multiple draws by selecting the consecutive drawing you want to play.

Drawing Date and Time for Powerball

Drawings for Powerball are held twice a week, i.e., Wednesday and Saturday every evening at 10:59 PM ET.

Official Results of Powerball

  • Visit theirofficial website.to check your numbers!
  • Check your local newspapers.
  • Visit your local lottery retailers
  • Check out the list of winning hotline numbers:
    Arizona: 800.499.3798
    Arkansas:501-683-2060
    Idaho: 208.334.4656
    Indiana: 1-800-955-6886
    Minnesota: 651.635.8273
    Missouri: 573.751.4050
    New Hampshire: 802.479.5686
    North Carolina: 877-962-7529
    Ohio: 1-800-589-6446
    Texas: 800.246.4677
    Virginia: 804.692.7000
    Wisconsin: 608.261.4916
    Nebraska: 402-427-6100

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Powerball is a super fun lottery game available in 44 states including the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, a total of 46 jurisdictions. You can win cash prizes by matching your numbers with the drawn numbers.

On Top of this page, you will see the latest winning numbers of the latest Powerball draw.

The legal age to play Powerball is 18 years or 21 years in some jurisdictions.

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Rules Governing Powerball

In Arizona:

  • In Arizona, the minimum age to play Powerball is 21 years old.
  • All prize winnings are subject to Federal tax and, in most states, they are subject to state taxes as well.
  • All winners will share the jackpot prize equally (first come, first serve doesn’t apply here!)
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Claiming a Prize from the Powerball Lottery

  • Sign your ticket even before you know that you’re a winner.
  • Jackpot winners are encouraged to contact the lottery headquarters for their jurisdiction. You can either take out the prize money as a lump sum or an annuity (for over 29 years).
  • A prize must be claimed between 180 days and one year from the date of the draw (varies by state). If a prize is not claimed, some unclaimed funds are returned to the lottery fund, while other funds are given back to the community.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Draw game
  • Game Format: 5/69 and 1/26.
  • Game availability: 44 jurisdictions including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin
  • Islands: Not available in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah.
  • Game draw days and time: Twice a week on every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 PM ET.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $40 million.
  • Minimum cash prize: $4.
  • Minimum age to play: 18 or 21 (in some jurisdictions)
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 292,201,338.
  • Overall odds: 1 in 24.9
  • Game add-on option: Powerplay
  • Ticket cost: $2 per play an $1 extra for add-on bets.
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum or annuity.
  • Lottery operator: Multi-state Lottery Association (MUSL)

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