POWERBALL is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $20 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000! Each POWERBALL wager costs $2. For $1 more, add Power Play for an opportunity to increase your base POWERBALL winnings. POWERBALL is available at all retail locations and on the iLottery platform.
Drawing Dates & Times
Drawings have expanded from two (2) drawings per week to three (3) drawings per week starting Monday, August 23, 2021. Draw days will now be Monday (new), Wednesday, and Saturday. Drawings will be conducted nightly at 10:59 p.m. ET. You can purchase tickets until 9:45 p.m. Scroll down to check for winning numbers or call the Lot-Line at 202-678-3333.
Check Your Numbers
Are you holding a winning ticket? Here’s an easy way to find out.
Enter 5 White Ball Numbers (01-69) and 1 PowerBall Number (01-26)Powerball
How to Play
Each POWERBALL wager costs $2.00. Play up to five wagers on one bet slip. Purchase your POWERBALL tickets in advance for 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18, and 20 consecutive draws.
You must purchase your POWERBALL ticket by 9:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
Choose Your Numbers
Choose your own numbers on the bet slip. Select five numbers from one through sixty-nine, then select one POWERBALL number from one through twenty-six.
Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer randomly choose your numbers.
Power Play with Multiplier: Multiplies prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10! Power Play costs an additional $1 for each $2 bet and can only be purchased along with a base Powerball game play. To play Power Play, mark YES on the POWERBALL bet slip or ask your agent for Power Play. Power Play applies to all boards on the bet slip.
Frequently Asked Questions
What changes have occurred to the POWERBALL game?
An updated version of the POWERBALL game will debut with changes that should continue to deliver big jackpots while upping some other significant prizes in the game. Plays will still cost $2 each, and there will be better overall odds of winning any prize, a big bump up to $50,000 for the game’s third prize level, and a chance for players to multiply most winnings by up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less..
When will the changes take effect?
Sales in the redesigned game will begin on Sunday, October 4, and the first drawing with the new features will be on Wednesday, October 7. There will be changes to both sets of numbers that players use. Players may choose their first five numbers from a set of 69 (currently 59) white balls and their POWERBALL from a pool of 26 (currently 35) red balls. The end result will be better overall odds of winning any prize with extended odds of winning the jackpot.
What does this mean for players?
POWERBALL jackpots will continue to start at $40 million and the game’s second prize for matching the first five numbers but missing the POWERBALL will still be $1 million. The game’s third prize level gets a significant five-fold increase from $10,000 to $50,000 for matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL.
The game’s Power Play option also will get a big expansion with a 10X feature. Currently, players can multiply many prizes by up to five times by adding the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play. Under the new design, the Power Play option will be expanded to multiply most prizes (except the jackpot and Match 5 level) by up to 10 times whenever the game’s advertised annuitized jackpot is $150 million or less. The Match 5 prize of $1 million will continue to double to $2 million with the Power Play added.
Are the drawings changing?
No. POWERBALL drawings will continue to be held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The ticket, not the bet slip, shall be the only valid proof of the selections made and the only valid instrument for claiming a prize.
Players must be 18 years or older to purchase tickets.
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to be bound by all rules and regulations of the DC Lottery. By purchasing a ticket and submitting a prize claim, each potential winner grants the DC Lottery the right to use the winner’s name, city, county, state of residence, prize amount and photograph or likeness to publicize his or her winnings. The potential winner also grants the DC Lottery the right to advertise and promote games or goodwill for the DC Lottery in any print, broadcast, electronic, Internet or other form of media whatsoever, without further consideration.
Prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the date of the drawing.
All prizes for POWERBALL must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased.
Complete POWERBALL game rules may be obtained from the DC Lottery upon request.
No solo la jugada que caiga el billete, será la única prueba válida de las selecciones hechas y el único instrumento válido para reclamar un premio.
Los jugadores también deben tener 18 años o más para comprar estos billetes.
Comprando un billete, usted esta de acuerdo en sujetarse a todas las reglas y regulaciones de la. Lotería de D.C. Comprando un billete y presentando un reclamo de premio, cada ganador potencial otorga a la Lotería de D.C. el derecho de utilizar el nombre del ganador, la ciudad, el condado, el estado de residencia, cantidad de premio, fotografía o algo similar para hacer públicas sus ganancias, y anunciar y promover juegos o de beneficencia para la Lotería de D.C. en cualquier producción, medios de comunicación, electrónico, Internet, u otra forma de todo cualquier medio sin consideración adicional.
Los premios deben ser reclamados dentro de los 180 días a partir de la fecha del sorteo.
Todos los premios de POWERBALL® debe ser reclamada en el estado donde se haya comprado el billete.
Prizes and Odds
|Prize||Odds of Winning||POWER PLAY Prizes|
|5 Matching Numbers with POWERBALL +||JACKPOT (the jackpot will be divided equally among multiple winners)||1 in 292,201,338|
|5 Matching Numbers||$1,000,000||1 in 11,688,053.52||2x: $2,000,000 3x: $2,000,000 4x: $2,000,000 5x: $2,000,000 10x: $2,000,000|
|4 Matching Numbers with POWERBALL +||$50,000||1 in 913,129.18||2x: $100,000 3x: $150,000 4x: $200,000 5x: $250,000 10x: $500,000|
|4 Matching Numbers||$100||1 in 36,525||2x: $200 3x: $300 4x: $400 5x: $500 10x: $1,000|
|3 Matching Numbers with POWERBALL +||$100||1 in 14,494.11||2x: $200 3x: $300 4x: $400 5x: $500 5x: $1,000|
|3 Matching Numbers||$7||1 in 579.76||2x: $14 3x: $21 4x: $28 5x: $35 5x: $70|
|2 Matching Numbers with POWERBALL +||$7||1 in 701.32||2x: $14 3x: $21 4x: $28 5x: $35 5x: $70|
|1 Matching Number with POWERBALL +||$4||1 in 91.977||2x: $8 3x: $12 4x: $16 5x: $20 10x: $40|
|POWERBALL||$4||1 in 38.32||2x: $8 3x: $12 4x: $16 5x: $20 10x: $40|