Powerball

Powerball is an American interstate lottery game played on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10.59pm EST. Known for generating huge jackpots that can sometimes run into ten figures, 44 states and three jurisdictions across the United States participate in Powerball, with winners coming from every corner of the country.

Players select five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. To win the jackpot, players must match all five main numbers and the Powerball drawn on the night. Another eight prize tiers are available in each draw, including a prize for matching the Powerball alone. The minimum jackpot is worth $40 million.

This Powerball data includes all draws up to and including Saturday February 17th 2018. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday February 17th 2018 for Powerball was $225,300,000

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $246,000,000
which will be drawn on Wednesday February 21st 2018

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Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Saturday February 17th 2018
13
13
26
39
44
62
2
3
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Wednesday February 14th 2018
37
37
39
44
46
69
26
2
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Saturday February 10th 2018
01
1
13
27
41
59
20
5
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Wednesday February 7th 2018
23
23
34
35
40
47
10
2
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Saturday February 3rd 2018
15
15
23
27
48
53
6
2
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Wednesday January 31st 2018
04
4
7
14
46
59
22
10
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Saturday January 27th 2018
17
17
21
26
47
54
7
2
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Wednesday January 24th 2018
05
5
9
11
33
64
21
3
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Saturday January 20th 2018
26
26
28
47
49
58
3
4
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Wednesday January 17th 2018
03
3
33
37
51
57
21
2
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Powerball Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Lottery Odds

Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 69 and 1 Powerball from a separate pool of 26.

Power Play Ball Odds of Winning Prize
5 Main Numbers + Powerball (Jackpot) 1 in 292,201,338 Jackpot
5 Main Numbers 1 in 11,688,054 $1 million
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 913,129 $50,000
4 Main Numbers 1 in 36,525 $100.00
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 14,494 $100.00
3 Main Numbers 1 in 580 $7
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 701 $7
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 92 $4
Powerball Only 1 in 38 $4

Power Play

For an additional fee, players can add the supplementary Power Play game to their ticket, which could increase the value of any non-jackpot prizes won. A 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multiplier can be drawn at random in all games, while a 10x multiplier can come into play when the jackpot is worth $150 million or less.

Players who match five main numbers as well as the Power Play number receive a fixed prize of $2 million, regardless of the Power Play number drawn. The following table shows the odds on each Power Play ball being drawn when the 10x multiplier is on offer:

Power Play Ball Odds of Winning
10x 1 in 43
5x 1 in 21.5
4x 1 in 14.33
3x 1 in 3.23
2x 1 in 7.9

The table below shows the odds on each Power Play ball being drawn when the jackpot is higher than $150 million.

Power Play Ball Odds of Winning
5x 1 in 21
4x 1 in 14
3x 1 in 3.23
2x 1 in 1.75

Powerball Draw Details

Powerball is drawn on the following days
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Powerball History

  • The multi-jurisdictional Powerball game was first launched in 1988 as Lotto*America before being renamed to Powerball in April 1992. Players have always had to select five main numbers and one Powerball number but there have been several changes to the number matrix since the launch.
  • Wednesday 22nd April 1992 - Saturday 1st November 1997 - Players had to choose five main numbers from a choice of 45 and one Powerball from a choice of 45 - Matrix of 5/45 + 1/45.
  • Wednesday 5th 1997 - Saturday 5th October 2002 - Number matrix of 5/49 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 9th October 2002 - Saturday 27th August 2005 - Number matrix of 5/53 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 31st August 2005 - Saturday 3rd January 2009 - Number matrix of 5/55 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 7th January 2009 - Saturday 14th January 2012 - Number matrix of 5/59 and 1/39
  • Wednesday 18th January 2012 - Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Number matrix of 5/59 and 1/35
  • Wednesday 7th October 2015 - Number matrix of 5/69 and 1/26
  • Another key change to the game has been the introduction of Power Play in 2001, while the price of a ticket has gone up to $2 to help pay for even greater rewards. The prizes have been altered across the various tiers over the years to drive up excitement, and the jackpots have kept getting bigger.

Biggest Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot broke through the $1 billion barrier for the first time in early 2016, setting a new record for the biggest world lottery prize ever offered. It was finally won on 13th January 2016, when three ticket holders - Marvin and Mae Acosta from California, the Florida-based Nickel 95 Trust and Lisa and John Robinson of Tennessee - split $1.58 billion, winning $528.8 million each.

Related: Mega Millions


Page Last Updated: Sunday 18th February 2018 07:54 AM

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