How To Play
Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, five white balls are drawn out
of a drum with 69 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 26 red balls.
The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls and the red Powerball.
The second prize is won by matching five white balls and is worth $1,000,000 paid in cash (no annuity option).
Any time you match at least three white balls you win a prize. If you match the red Powerball, you win a prize.
The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1 in 25.
Each ticket costs $2. You can use computerized random Quick Picks or pick your own numbers by filling out a User Pick card.
Ticket sales cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw, but a state may cut off sales earlier.
Check with your state lottery for your cut off time. State winners are usually posted a few hours after the Powerball numbers are drawn.
Drawings usually are held at the Florida Lottery's studio in Tallahassee and broadcast
to your Local TV Stations.
Power Play is a special add-on feature that allows a winner to increase the original prize amounts (except the jackpopt).
The Power Play option costs $1 and must be selected when you buy your Powerball ticket.
Powerball players with the Power Play option winning any prize other than the jackpot will win a larger cash prize.
The Match 5 prize with Power Play option grows to $2,000,000 paid in a cash lump sum (no annuity option is offered).
All other lower prizes (below Match 5) will be multiplied by a number that's drawn (2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X).
In October 2015, a 10X multiplier was added to the mix with a chance to be drawn for all jackpots at $150 million or less.
As with any lottery prize, if an extremely popular number is drawn and there is not enough money in the prize pools
or reserves to cover it, Powerball may need to reduce the prize.
1 in 292,201,338 / Grand Prize
1 in 11,688,053 / $1,000,000