Gary Vawser
Yankton, SD



It's all in the draw!

Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and grow until someone wins. Tickets cost just $2 per play for each drawing. For an additional $1 per play, you can multiply your prizes, except for the jackpot and Match 5 prize, from 2X to 10X (depending on the amount of the jackpot) with POWER PLAY!

Drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday night. You can watch the Powerball drawings LIVE as they happen at Just click on "Watch the Drawing". There are nine ways to win. If you win the jackpot, you can take it in 30 graduated annual installments (paid over 29 years) or in a single lump sum cash payment.

How to Play

Use a play slip, available from your local lottery retailer, to pick five white ball numbers from 1 to 69 and your red Powerball - a number from 1 to 26; or 

  • Ask your retailer for a Powerball quick pick.
  • You can buy tickets up to 9:00 p.m. (CT) / 8:00 p.m. (MT) on the nights of the drawings.
  • You can play up to nine consecutive draws in advance. Just ask your retailer.

Increase Your Prize with POWER PLAY!

You can increase your prize, except for the jackpot and Match 5 prize, from 2X to 10X (depending on the amount of the jackpot) by adding POWER PLAY to your Powerball purchase. With the POWER PLAY option, if you win the game's second prize by matching all five white balls but not the red Powerball, you win $2 million, regardless of what multiplier is drawn. For all third prizes and below, the amount of your prize will be increased by whatever POWER PLAY multiplier is chosen for that draw - 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The POWER PLAY option expands to include the 10X multiplier when the game's advertised annuitized jackpot is $150 million or less.

How to Play POWER PLAY

  • Fill in the POWER PLAY box on the Powerball play slip; or
  • Ask your retailer for a Powerball POWER PLAY quick pick.
  • Power Play costs an additional $1 for each Powerball play. If you buy a $2 Powerball ticket and add Power Play, your cost is $3.

How to Win

You win by matching some or all of your numbers! The table below indicates odds and prize amounts effective October 4, 2015.


Powerball with Power Play
Match Prize Odds 2X 3X 4X 5X 10X
5 of 5 + Powerball Jackpot* 1:292,201,338 Power Play does not apply to the jackpot.
5 of 5 $1,000,000 1:11,688,054 $2,000,000
4 of 5 + Powerball $50,000 1:913,129 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000
4 of 5 $100 1:36,525 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 of 5 + Powerball $100 1:14,494 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 of 5 $7 1:580 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
2 of 5 + Powerball $7 1:701 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
1 of 5 + Powerball $4 1:92 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
Powerball only $4 1:38 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
Overall odds of winning any prize are 1:24.9
* Subject to Powerball rules, all of the prize amounts may vary and become pari-mutuel with each drawing as a result of the amount of dollars played and number of winning tickets at each level. The jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple winners.