Powerball

Powerball is an American interstate lottery game played on Monday, 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 USD$40 million.

This Powerball data includes all draws up to and including Saturday 4th December 2021. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday 4th December 2021 for Powerball was $270.3 Million

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $280 Million
which will be drawn on Monday 6th December 2021

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Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date Winning Numbers Draw Detail
Saturday 4th December 2021
  • 10
  • 40
  • 45
  • 56
  • 67
  • 2
  • 2
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Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • 12
  • 15
  • 38
  • 57
  • 63
  • 24
  • 2
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Monday 29th November 2021
  • 18
  • 26
  • 28
  • 38
  • 47
  • 17
  • 2
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Saturday 27th November 2021
  • 8
  • 32
  • 55
  • 64
  • 66
  • 10
  • 2
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Wednesday 24th November 2021
  • 10
  • 16
  • 32
  • 63
  • 65
  • 17
  • 2
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Monday 22nd November 2021
  • 7
  • 20
  • 29
  • 38
  • 67
  • 22
  • 2
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Saturday 20th November 2021
  • 40
  • 43
  • 48
  • 59
  • 69
  • 19
  • 3
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Wednesday 17th November 2021
  • 3
  • 16
  • 48
  • 52
  • 60
  • 1
  • 3
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Monday 15th November 2021
  • 5
  • 31
  • 34
  • 51
  • 53
  • 23
  • 2
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Saturday 13th November 2021
  • 8
  • 15
  • 26
  • 35
  • 45
  • 9
  • 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.

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 USD$1 million
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 913,129 USD$50,000
4 Main Numbers 1 in 36,525 USD$100.00
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 14,494 USD$100.00
3 Main Numbers 1 in 580 USD$7
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 701 USD$7
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 92 USD$4
Powerball Only 1 in 38 USD$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 USD$150 million or less.

Players who match five main numbers as well as the Power Play number receive a fixed prize of USD$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 USD$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

Double Play

From August 2021 a second draw was introduced. This is known as the Double Play game. The Double Play draw takes place just after the main Powerball drawing and gives players the chance of winning up to $10 million with their Powerball numbers. If you want to play the Double Play feature, all you have to do is add the option to your playslip. The cost per line is $1.

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

Prize Level Odds of Winning Prize
5 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 USD$10 million
5 Main Numbers 1 in 11,688,054 USD$500,000
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 913,129 USD$50,000
4 Main Numbers 1 in 36,525 USD$500.00
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 14,494 USD$500.00
3 Main Numbers 1 in 580 USD$20
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 701 USD$20
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 92 USD$10
Powerball Only 1 in 38 USD$7
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 USD$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
  • Monday 23rd August 2021 - A third weekly drawing is introduced, with draws now taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. During this time, 13 jurisdictions introduce Double Play. This is a second drawing, that takes place soon after the main Powerball draw, in which players are given the chance to win up to $10 million for the additional price of $1.

Biggest Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot broke through the USD$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 USD$1.58 billion, winning USD$528.8 million each.

Related: Mega Millions


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