Jackpot Estimate
$457 Million Cash Value $331.6 Million
Next Drawing
Saturday, Sep 18

Powerball drawings now occur Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays! [read more]

It’s Powerball…. one of the most exciting games in the known universe. Why so awesome? Let’s start with the life-changing jackpots. Then add in the fact that you can multiply your winnings up to 10x for $1 with Power Play. And how about those nine chances to win? That’s pretty darn amazing. And you know what else? You can now experience all this excitement three nights a week with drawings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Where else can you find that much awesomeness in one week? Welcome to Powerball.

How to Play

Easy To Play

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
  • Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.
  • Or simply ask your retailer for a Quick Pick.
  • Each Powerball ticket is $2 (add Power Play for $1).
  • Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.
  • Select Multidraw to enter up to 30 consecutive drawings.

9 Ways To Win

  • The Powerball jackpot is won by matching five white balls, in any order, plus the one red Powerball number.
  • The second-level prize of $1 million is won by matching all five white balls
  • You can win seven additional ways by matching fewer numbers (see Prizes & Odds chart for details).
Powerball Playslip

Play Slip

  1. Play five numbers from 1 to 69.
  2. Choose Quick Pick by marking QP.
  3. Add Power Play for $1.
  4. Pick a Powerball number from 1 to 26.
  5. Select to play consecutive drawings.
  6. Mark to void the panel.

Power Play

  • Can be added to any Powerball ticket for just $1.
  • Multiplies your winnings by 2 to 10 times on most prize levels (not including the jackpot; see Prizes & Odds chart for details).
  • The 10x multiplier is available when the jackpot is at or below $150 million.**
  • Match 5+0 prize has a 2x multiplier automatically – increasing the prize amount to $2 million.
  • The Power Play multiplier is drawn during the Powerball drawing.
Prizes & Odds
Match     Prize     Odds 1 in  
Overall odds of winning a prize is approximately 1 in 24.87.
*The jackpot prize is estimated and shall be determined on a parimutuel basis. The jackpot prize will be divided equally among all winning plays for that prize level. The jackpot can be paid out either as a discounted lump sum payment or an annuity over 29 years (or 30 payments) as set out in the Powerball game rules. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by a rate as determined by the MUSL Product Group. The jackpot prize may be a guaranteed amount in certain circumstances and announced by the MUSL Product Group.
5+PB Jackpot* 292,201,338
5 $1 Million 11,688,054
4+PB $50,000 913,129
4 $100 36,525
3+PB $100 14,494
3 $7 580
2+PB $7 701
1+PB $4 92
0+PB $4 38
Power Play®
Match x2 x3 x4 x5 x10*
Odds 1 in: 8 3.3 14.3 21.5 43
All set prizes and Power Play prizes, including the Match 5+PB prize, may be reduced if claims exceed available prize fund. In such circumstances, these prizes may become parimutuel as defined in the game rules. Parimutuel means that prize amounts are shared equally among all winners of the available prize pool for that prize level.
*The 10X multiplier will be available for advertised annuity jackpot levels at or below $150 million, or announced for any higher jackpots as determined by the Powerball Group.
5+PB - - - - -
5 $2M $2M $2M $2M $2M
4+PB $100K $150K $200K $250K $500K
4 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1K
3+PB $200 $300 $400 $500 $1K
3 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
2+PB $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
1+PB $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
0+PB $8 $12 $16 $20 $40

Don’t Forget

  • Powerball sales end on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the times below and resume after the drawing.
    • Retail location sales end at 9:59pm
    • Online Play sales end at 9:57pm
  • Once a ticket is generated it can’t be canceled, so check your play slip to make sure everything is correct.
  • The ticket, not the play slip, is your proof of purchase. So sign your ticket immediately.

How to Watch

  • Drawings every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Watch the drawings online or on any of these stations:
    • WRAL Raleigh (ch.5)
    • WITN Greenville, New Bern & Washington (ch.7)
    • WAXN Charlotte (ch.64)
    • WGHP Winston-Salem, Greensboro & High Point (ch.8)
    • WLOS Asheville (ch.13)

Have a retailer scan your ticket and keep playing your favorite numbers.

Repeat Play is a feature available for all draw games that allows a retailer to simply scan the bar code on your existing ticket so you can replay your favorite numbers fast and easy! Repeat Play is an alternative to completing a play slip.

Repeat Play reprints all the selections from the original ticket including: your numbers, the number of draws, boards, play type, play amount, Megaplier and Power Play Option. Quick Pick wagers will be printed with the same numbers as the original wager. Tickets must be replayed within 30 days of original ticket creation. Repeat Play does recognize MultiDraw and will begin the draws on the first draw day available and continue for as many draws as the original ticket. Repeat Play is not available for Advance Play.

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