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How to Play Powerball

Powerball lottery is a multi-state lottery that costs $2 per play, except for Idaho where it costs $3 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! During the pandemic, the multi-sate lottery jackpots were cut down from $40 million to $20 million addressing the decrease in sales. 

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

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in Powerball: 5/69 & 1/26
  • Number of drawing machines: 2
  • Type of lottery game: 5 Ball Bonus Lotto

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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. “

Powerball Double Play

Powerball Double Play is the newly launched add-on feature that gives its players another chance to match the Powerball numbers in a second drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million for an additional $1 but only in a handful of jurisdictions. Namely, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington. So, now you have the chance to bag an additional jackpot prize worth $10 million for just $1, why miss such an opportunity.

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning MultiState Lottery Powerball lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of MultiState Lottery Powerball Lottery

  • Monday 10:59 PM ET (GMT-04:00)
  • Wednesday 10:59 PM ET (GMT-04:00)
  • Saturday 10:59 PM ET (GMT-04:00)


The number of Multi-Draws for every participating state varies according to their state lottery rules. Please click on the View Here button to know, how many draws you can have the chance to play in your state if you mark Multi-Draws/Advance Play a Yes!

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Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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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

  • The legal age of playing MultiState Lottery Powerball is 18 years in all the state lotteries of USA, except for Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi where it is 21, and Nebraska, where you should be 19 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying Powerball tickets in MultiState Lottery is 10:00 p.m. ET on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a Powerball ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 180-365 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the Powerball Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

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: Thrice a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 PM ET.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $20 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 and Double Play
  • 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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