Powerball

Next estimated jackpot:

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Enter the Powerball and Double Play for a chance to win what could become the world’s biggest lottery jackpot! Here you can find all the information you need—from learning how to play and discovering how to claim your prize to analyzing statistics and getting the latest results.

Draws are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:59 PM EST in Tallahassee, Florida.

Latest Draw

Saturday, May 25 2024

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Powerball Overview

Powerball is an American interstate lottery game played in a total of 48 jurisdictions. Known for generating huge jackpots that start at $20 million and can sometimes run into ten figures, the game attracts millions of players every week, with winners coming from every corner of the country. To play, you have to select five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. It costs $2 to play. To win the jackpot, you 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. Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 69 and 1 Powerball from a separate pool of 26. Non-jackpot prizes are fixed amounts except in California, where they are pari-mutuel - determined by sales and number of winners on each level.

Draw Days: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Ticket Price: $2 regular, $3 with Power Play
Prize Multiplier: Power Play (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10x)
Starting Jackpot: $20 million
Biggest Jackpot: $2.04 billion
Extra Draw: Double Play

Powerball & Mega Millions Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

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Powerball

3x Weekly

$20 Million

$2.04 Billion

$2.00

$131 Million

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Mega Millions

2x Weekly

$20 Million

$1.602 Billion

$2.00

$489 Million

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Statistics

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Powerball Prize Table

Numbers Matched Payout Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
Match 5 + Powerball Jackpot 1 in 292,201,338 0 0.1
Match 5 $1,000,000 1 in 11,688,054 1 2.1
Match 4 + Powerball $50,000 1 in 913,129 10 21.2
Match 4 $100 1 in 36,525 226 611.2
Match 3 + Powerball $100 1 in 14,494 555 1,266.6
Match 3 $7 1 in 580 15,305 35,297.6
Match 2 + Powerball $7 1 in 701 13,320 24,276.8
Match 1 + Powerball $4 1 in 92 103,317 174,755.7
Match Powerball Only $4 1 in 38 249,977 399,624.6
The overall Powerball odds are approx. 1 in 24.9

Power Play

For an additional $1 per play, you can add the supplementary Power Play game to your ticket, which could increase the value of any non-jackpot prizes won. The option to include Power Play or not is available in most states, although in Idaho and Montana it is automatically included with every Powerball ticket.

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 receive a fixed prize of $2 million, regardless of the Power Play number drawn.

The following table shows the odds of each Power Play ball being drawn when the 10x multiplier is on offer:

Power Play Odds of Being Drawn
Jackpot under $150m Jackpot over $150m
10x 1 in 43 -
5x 1 in 21.5 1 in 21
4x 1 in 14.33 1 in 14
3x 1 in 3.31 1 in 3.23
2x 1 in 1.79 1 in 1.75

About Double Play

The Double Play draw takes place just after the main Powerball drawing and gives you another chance to win up to $10 million with your Powerball numbers.

Currently, Double Play is available from these lotteries, and may expand in the future: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.

If you're in one of the jurisdictions offering Double Play, all you have to do is add the option to your playslip. The cost per line is $1. There's no need to pick new numbers - your existing Powerball numbers are used.

A separate Double Play draw is held, and you can win prizes in all the same categories as the main game if you match enough numbers. It is even possible to win prizes in both Powerball and Double Play on the same night, depending on the combination of numbers drawn.

The table below shows the fixed prize amounts for each prize level:

Numbers Matched Payout Odds of Winning
Match 5 + Powerball $10 million 1 in 292,201,338
Match 5 $500,000 1 in 11,688,054
Match 4 + Powerball $50,000 1 in 913,129
Match 4 $500 1 in 36,525
Match 3 + Powerball $500 1 in 14,494
Match 3 $20 1 in 580
Match 2 + Powerball $20 1 in 701
Match 1 + Powerball $10 1 in 92
Match Powerball Only $7 1 in 38

Top 5 Biggest Powerball Jackpots

Powerball has set the record for the biggest jackpot ever offered multiple times in its history. It was the first lottery to ever offer both a $1 billion jackpot in 2016, then a $2 billion jackpot in 2022. You can find out more information on all the biggest wins of all time below.

1

Jackpot iconJackpot: $2.04 Billion

Calendar iconDate: November 7, 2022

Winner iconWinners: 1x (CA)

After having rolled over 40 times, the biggest jackpot in the history of Powerball was won by a single ticket sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena. The lucky winner, Edwin Castro, who couldn’t remain anonymous due to California’s public record laws, claimed the prize three months later from the date of the draw and took the cash option of $997.6 million.

2

Jackpot iconJackpot: $1.76 Billion

Calendar iconDate: October 11, 2023

Winner iconWinners: 1x (CA)

California’s domination of Powerball continued with another 10-figure jackpot win. The grand prize had built up from its starting point in July to record-threatening proportions by fall, but there was finally a winner in the 36th draw of the run. A group of players, represented by Theodorus Struyck, ended up claiming the prize. The ticket was bought at Midway Market and Liquor in Frazier Park, Kern County.

3

Jackpot iconJackpot: $1.58 Billion

Calendar iconDate: January 13, 2016

Winner iconWinners: 3x (CA, FL, TN)

This jackpot - a record at the time - was won by three ticket holders and shared equally among them. The first to come forward about their win were John and Lisa Robinson from Munford in Tennessee. They were followed by David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith from Melbourne Beach in Florida. Six months later, Marvin and Mae Acosa from Chino Hills in California also came forward to claim their prize. They decided to go with the cash option of $983.5 million.

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Jackpot iconJackpot: $1.32 Billion

Calendar iconDate: April 6, 2024

Winner iconWinners: 1x (OR)

The second Powerball win of 2024 went to a single winning ticket purchased in Portland, Oregon. This is the biggest tier one prize that went to the Beaver State, with a cash option of $621 million. The ticket was purchased at ZIP Code 97218, around Portland International Airport.

The grand prize was claimed two days after the draw took place by a trio of winners: Cheng “Charlie” Saephan, his wife Duanpen Saephan, and their friend Laiza Chao. The Saephans took half of the prize while the other half was taken by Miss Chao as she paid for the tickets as well. The trio decided to take the cash lump sum payment of $422.3 million, especially because of Saephan's condition, who had been battling cancer since 2016 and hopes to use the money to "find a good doctor".

5

Jackpot iconJackpot: $1.08 Billion

Calendar iconDate: July 19, 2023

Winner iconWinners: 1x (CA)

After having rolled over for three months, a single ticket managed to match all six numbers and brought $1.08 billion to a player from California. The winning ticket was sold at Las Palmas Mini Market in Los Angeles.

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 - 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 - Number matrix of 5/49 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 9th October 2002 - Number matrix of 5/53 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 31st August 2005 - Number matrix of 5/55 and 1/42
  • Wednesday 7th January 2009 - Number matrix of 5/59 and 1/39
  • Wednesday 18th January 2012 - Number matrix of 5/59 and 1/35
  • Wednesday 7th October 2015 - Number matrix of 5/69 and 1/26
  • Thursday 30th January 2020 – Powerball launched in Mississippi, taking the total number of participating jurisdictions to 48
  • Monday 23rd August 2021 - A third weekly drawing was introduced, with draws now taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. At this time, 13 jurisdictions introduced Double Play.

Powerball Quick Stats

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Hot Numbers

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