Powerball - BIGGER Jackpots, BETTER Chances. MORE Missouri Millionaires.
Powerball is a multi-state game that gives players nine ways to win cash prizes with the jackpot starting at $40 million. In addition to the jackpot, the game offers second-level prizes of $1 million, third-level prizes of $10,000 and better-than-ever payouts by using Power Play! The game is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in Des Moines, Iowa.

Powerball Prize Structure   Prize payout with Power Play purchase when the Power Play number is:
Match Prize Chances 1 In  
        2 3 4 5
6 numbers
5 white balls & PB
Jackpot 175,223,510   N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 white balls $1,000,000 5,153,632.65   $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
4 white balls & PB $10,000 648,975.96   $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 white balls $100 19,087.53   $200 $300 $400 $500
3 white balls & PB $100 12,244.83   $200 $300 $400 $500
3 white balls $7 360.14   $14 $21 $28 $35
2 white balls & PB $7 706.43   $14 $21 $28 $35
1 white ball & PB $4 110.81   $8 $12 $16 $20
0 white balls & PB $4 55.41   $8 $12 $16 $20
Overall chances: 1 in 31.85

To play Powerball...

Powerball playslip
   Select five different numbers from 1 to 59 and mark them on the playslip.
   Then, choose the Powerball number from 1 to 35.


   Quick Pick:  Use Quick Pick ("QP") to allow the computer to choose your numbers randomly.
   Multi-Draw:  Play the same numbers for up to 15 consecutive drawings by selecting "MULTI DRAW." Powerball can be played for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 consecutive drawings..
    Power Play®:  Power Play is a special feature that allows a winner to increase their original prize amount by 2, 3, 4 or 5 TIMES. For an extra $1 per play, you can choose to play Power Play by marking "POWER PLAY - YES" on the Powerball playslip or asking the retailer to enter it through the terminal.

If you choose the Power Play option and win anywhere from $4 to $10,000, your winnings will be multiplied by two to five times, depending on the multiplier number drawn at the beginning of the Powerball drawing! Matching five of five white-ball numbers and not the Powerball will automatically award a $2 million prize!

Each Powerball play is still $2. Adding Power Play costs an additional $1 per Powerball play.

Give your playslip to the retailer to process your ticket. Check your ticket to confirm that the numbers and date are correct. Sign your ticket, and store it in a safe place. Remember to check the next Powerball drawing to see if you've won!

Game details

$2 for one play

Wednesday and Saturday, 9:59 p.m. Central Time in Tallahassee, Florida, by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

No Ticket Sales
Wednesday and Saturday, 8:59 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2-5 a.m. daily

Redeeming prizes
Powerball players must redeem their prizes in the same state they bought the tickets. Because there are 45 lotteries participating in Powerball, all tickets and playslips are identified by the lottery that sold the ticket so the prize can be claimed and paid properly. If your ticket is a winner and was purchased in Missouri, click here to find out how to claim your prize.

Lump sum payment (cash) or jackpot payments (annuity)
Jackpot winners have 60 days from the claiming date to choose cash or 30 graduated annuity payments (payments that increase each year). If you do not choose an option after 60 days, payment automatically defaults to the graduated annuity option. The cash option prize is approximately half of the advertised jackpot. If you choose the cash option, you get the cash the Lottery would have invested over the 30-year annuity period to pay the advertised prize amount.

Understanding your chances of winning
No matter how many people play Powerball, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the amount of number combinations, not the number of players. Here's how your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are determined.

Discover the seven Ways to Get Winning Numbers to see if you're a winner. Plus, find out how to claim your Powerball prize When You Win.


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