Powerball USA

Powerball is drawn every Thursday night and is broadcast at approximately 8:30pm AEST (9:30pm AEDT) on Channel 7 or 7TWO and affiliated regional stations (check your local TV guide).

Powerball creates hundreds of thousands of winners in each draw, as players from across the U.S.

The POWERBALL jackpot grows until it is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the POWERPLAY option for an additional $1 per play. NOTE: The Match 5 + POWERPLAY prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.

Powerball players can win prizes in nine different tiers, from matching just the Powerball right up to the jackpot for matching all five numbers plus the Powerball.

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Aside from the jackpot, which starts at $20 million (*During the Coronavirus pandemic, the starting Powerball jackpot may be lower than this) and keeps getting bigger until it is won, the prize tiers in Powerball have fixed cash amounts.

You can claim your Powerball prize online or in-store depending on the prize amount and where you purchased your ticket. Check out our Claiming Prizes page for more information on how to claim your prize after matching Powerball jackpot winning numbers.

The Lottery, like all other state agencies, continues to operate and is strictly following guidance from MMB and the Governor, state law, and within the boundaries set by all the Executive Orders that have been put in place. Our number one priority is the safety of our employees, customers and partners. To that end, we have implemented additional safety measures to comply with all Executive Orders.

Powerball winning numbers are usually available no later than 9:00pm (AEST) via the Lott website. You can check your Powerball ticket online, in-store, or scan your ticket using the Lott App. See our Results Services page for more information on how to get your results.

POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are broadcast live every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a POWERBALL ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold.

Powerball is a widely known US lottery, called “Lotto America” at first. It was launched in 1988. In 1992, it was renamed to “Powerball.” Draws are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball tickets are available locally in 44 states of USA.

Powerball players can win prizes in nine different tiers, from matching just the Powerball right up to the jackpot for matching all five numbers plus the Powerball.

Powerball tickets went on sale in Mississippi for the first time ever on January 30th 2020, after the launch of the state lottery in November 2019.

Powerball is drawn every Thursday night and is broadcast at approximately 8:30pm AEST (9:30pm AEDT) on Channel 7 or 7TWO and affiliated regional stations (check your local TV guide).

On October 4, 2015, the Powerball format changed again; the white-ball pool increased from 59 to 69 while the Powerball pool decreased from 35 to 26. While this improved the chance of winning any prize to 1 in 24, it also lengthened the jackpot odds to 1 in 292,201,338. The 4+1 prize became $50,000; the 10x PowerPlay became available in drawings with a jackpot of under $150 million. Three months later, the format produced a $1.5 billion jackpot, double the previous record, after 20 consecutive rollovers.