About Powerball

About Powerball

The Powerball lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in the United States. With jackpots that often reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars, it's no wonder that people are drawn to this game. But what exactly makes the Powerball so special?

The Powerball jackpots are some of the largest in the world. In fact, the highest jackpot was an astonishing $1.586 billion, in 2016, which was shared by 3 winners from the USA.

Created in 1992. It was originally known as Lotto*America, but it was renamed in 1996 when it was merged with the Florida Lottery. Today is played in 45 U.S states as well as in Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The game has been a huge success, and it has created over many millionaires! If you want to be one of them, be sure to play the Powerball!

How to play

To play Powerball, you need to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 white balls, and one Powerball number from 1 to 26 red balls. If you match all six numbers, you win the jackpot! You can buy tickets in the USA or play Powerball online.

Draw time

One of the most popular lottery in the world, it is drawn three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights, at 11:00pm ET..

Top Five Jackpots

Jackpot
$1.586 billion
Draw
Jan. 13, 2016
Tickets
Three winning tickets
Jackpot
$768.4 million
Draw
March 27, 2019
Tickets
1 winning ticket
Jackpot
$758.7 million
Draw
Aug. 23, 2017
Tickets
1 winning ticket
Jackpot
$731.1 million
Draw
Jan. 20, 2021
Tickets
1 winning ticket
Jackpot
$699.8 million
Draw
Oct. 4, 2021
Tickets
1 winning ticket

Odds and Prizes

There are plenty of smaller prizes available, so even if you don’t win the jackpot, you can still walk away with a nice prize.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. That may sound like a lot, but the chances of winning any prize are actually 1 in 24.87. So your odds of winning something are pretty good!

Matches
PB only (0+1)
Prize
$4
Odds of winning
1 in 38.32
Matches
1 number plus PB (1+1)
Prize
$4
Odds of winning
1 in 91.98
Matches
2+1
Prize
$7
Odds of winning
1 in 701.33
Matches
3+0
Prize
$7
Odds of winning
1 in 579.76
Matches
3+1
Prize
$100
Odds of winning
1 in 14,494.11
Matches
4+0
Prize
$100
Odds of winning
1 in 36,525.17
Matches
4+1
Prize
$50,000
Odds of winning
1 in 913,129.18
Matches
5+0
Prize
$1,000,000
Odds of winning
1 in 11,688,053.52
Matches
5+1
Prize
Jackpot
Odds of winning
1 in 292,201,338

So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and start dreaming about what you'll do with all that money!