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Next Est. Jackpot On 2/26:
$391,000,000
Cash Option: $185,600,000

About Powerball

Powerball® is a multi-state game known for giant jackpots. You could win millions or even billions when you play!

How To Play

It's easy. Pick five numbers from 1 to 69. Pick a separate Powerball number from 1 to 26. The more numbers you match in a drawing, the more you win. If you match all six winning numbers, you win the jackpot!

How to play Powerball

Choose your own numbers or request an easy pick for the lottery terminal or self-service kiosk to pick the numbers for you. Select the multi-draw box to buy tickets for up to 10 consecutive drawings at a time.

Powerball drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. Tickets can be purchased until 8:59 p.m. on the evening of the drawing.

Powerball prizes won on or before April 22, 2023, must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing in which they were won. Prizes won on or after April 24, 2023, must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in which they were won.

Power Play Option

You can add the Power Play option to your Powerball ticket for the chance to multiply most prizes by up to 10 times.

For an extra $1 for the Power Play, you could increase your prize amount (except the jackpot and Match 5 prize) by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times (10X multiplier is used only when the jackpot is $150 million or less).

Prize Payouts & Odds including Power Play (PP) Option**

Powerball with Power Play prize structure

Prize Payouts & Odds for Powerball Double Play

Powerball Double Play prize structureThe Double Play feature gives you the chance to play – and win – with the same set of numbers in two drawings rather than just one. For an extra $1 per play, the numbers on your ticket are eligible to win in the regular Powerball drawing and a separate Double Play drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million.

You could win a prize in both drawings on the same night.

The Double Play drawing is held after every Powerball drawing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Players can add both the Power Play and Double Play options to their tickets, in which case, a Powerball play would cost $4. While Power Play multiplies Powerball winnings at all prize levels except the jackpot, it does not apply to Double Play winnings.

Cash Option vs. Annuity Option

When a player wins the Powerball jackpot, they can choose to receive the prize in annuity payments over time or take a lump-sum payment. A player has 60 days from the date they claim their prize in Iowa to choose the cash or annuity option.

If the player selects the cash option, they will receive a single payment equal to the amount available in the jackpot prize pool from the sale of tickets in the game. If the player chooses the annuity option, the prize will be paid in 30 payments over 29 years. The annual payment will increase by 5 percent to accommodate for factors such as inflation. If the cost to purchase the annuity is less than $250,000, the lottery may elect to pay the prize as "cash."

History

Powerball began in April 1992 and has grown into one of the world's largest and best-known lotto games. It offers big jackpots and the chance to win lots of other prizes, too.

The largest jackpot won in the game to date was a world-record prize of $2.04 billion in November 2022. The largest Powerball jackpot in Iowa was won in October 2018. Lerynne West of Redfield claimed that $343.9 million Powerball prize. West's ticket split the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot with a ticket in New York in the drawing on Oct. 27, 2018.


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