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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 State 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.

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.

This Powerball data includes all draws up to and including Saturday July 23rd, 2016.

Related: Mega Millions

Prize Draw Information:

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 for Powerball was $391,100,000

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $422,000,000
which will be drawn on Wednesday July 27th, 2016.

Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws):

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Saturday July 23rd, 2016
5
7
23
35
39
11
2
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Wednesday July 20th, 2016
6
25
35
58
66
5
2
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Saturday July 16th, 2016
11
17
40
50
62
26
2
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Wednesday July 13th, 2016
3
15
29
54
57
10
3
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Saturday July 9th, 2016
10
28
32
61
64
12
3
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Wednesday July 6th, 2016
2
24
31
57
66
18
3
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Saturday July 2nd, 2016
10
34
39
59
63
4
2
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Wednesday June 29th, 2016
23
29
37
60
64
6
2
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Saturday June 25th, 2016
3
27
36
56
69
25
2
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Wednesday June 22nd, 2016
14
40
42
43
52
17
3
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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.

Numbers Matched Odds (Rounded)
5 Main Numbers + Powerball (Jackpot) 1 in 292,201,338
5 Main Numbers 1 in 11,688,054
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 913,129
4 Main Numbers 1 in 36,525
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 14,494
3 Main Numbers 1 in 580
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 701
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 92
Powerball Only 1 in 38

Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 25

Powerball Draw Details:

The Powerball lottery is drawn on the following days and times
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. At the launch, the number matrix required players to match five white numbers from a pool of 55 and one red number from a pool of 43.

In March 2001 an optional multiplier called Power Play was introduced, which gave players the chance to multiply non-jackpot winnings by up to five times their value. The Power Play number is drawn from a third drum following the main game.

In November 2009 the number matrix was changed, requiring players to match five white numbers from 59, and one red number from 39.

In January 2012 Powerball underwent a series of format changes, reducing the Powerball pool to 35 numbers and increasing the price of a ticket to $2. Other changes included raising the value of the minimum jackpot and increasing the value of the second-tier prize. The Power Play option was amended to offer fixed prize amounts for matching the Power Play number in lieu of the multiplier format.

In January 2014 Power Play returned to a multiplier format, once again offering players the chance to boost the value of prizes, apart from the jackpot or the second-tier prize, depending on the Power Play number. 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.

A number of changes were introduced to Powerball in October 2015, with players having to select five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball from 1 to 26. The prize for matching four main numbers and the Powerball increased to $50,000, while a 10x Power Play feature was added to all draws where the jackpot is worth $150 million or less.

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.


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