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 May 19th 2018. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday May 19th 2018 for Powerball was $315,300,000

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $40,000,000
which will be drawn on Wednesday May 23rd 2018

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Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Saturday May 19th 2018
03
3
6
9
17
56
25
3
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Wednesday May 16th 2018
17
17
19
21
22
51
19
2
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Saturday May 12th 2018
22
22
42
45
55
56
14
3
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Wednesday May 9th 2018
11
11
16
38
50
69
19
2
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Saturday May 5th 2018
14
14
29
36
57
61
17
4
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Wednesday May 2nd 2018
05
5
14
31
40
50
6
2
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Saturday April 28th 2018
20
20
22
28
45
50
8
5
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Wednesday April 25th 2018
17
17
18
39
56
64
12
3
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Saturday April 21st 2018
40
40
50
54
62
69
19
2
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Wednesday April 18th 2018
09
9
10
12
17
23
9
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
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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: Monday 21st May 2018 09:19 AM

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