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, 45 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 8th August 2020. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday 8th August 2020 for Powerball was $157 Million

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $169 Million
which will be drawn on Wednesday 12th August 2020

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Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Saturday 8th August 2020
  • 2
  • 3
  • 14
  • 40
  • 51
  • 24
  • 3
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Wednesday 5th August 2020
  • 7
  • 14
  • 17
  • 57
  • 65
  • 24
  • 5
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Saturday 1st August 2020
  • 6
  • 25
  • 36
  • 43
  • 48
  • 24
  • 3
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Wednesday 29th July 2020
  • 7
  • 29
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 26
  • 2
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Saturday 25th July 2020
  • 5
  • 21
  • 36
  • 61
  • 62
  • 18
  • 2
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Wednesday 22nd July 2020
  • 16
  • 25
  • 36
  • 44
  • 55
  • 14
  • 3
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Saturday 18th July 2020
  • 13
  • 16
  • 32
  • 58
  • 59
  • 9
  • 2
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Wednesday 15th July 2020
  • 27
  • 47
  • 61
  • 62
  • 69
  • 4
  • 10
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Saturday 11th July 2020
  • 14
  • 19
  • 61
  • 62
  • 64
  • 4
  • 2
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Wednesday 8th July 2020
  • 3
  • 10
  • 34
  • 36
  • 62
  • 5
  • 10
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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

Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 25

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
View the FAQs for an explanation of how overall odds of winning are calculated

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.
  • Thursday 30th January 2020 – Powerball launched in Mississippi, taking the total number of participating jurisdictions to 48

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


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