According to the Multi-State Lottery Association on Powerball, the prize offered in the Powerball lottery game for two white balls plus the red Powerball is $7. This amount is multiplied for individuals who purchase PowerPlay tickets, which can increase all prizes by up to five times.Continue Reading
The exceptions to PowerPlay multipliers are prizes awarded for matching five white balls, which can only be increased to a maximum of $2,000,000; the jackpot cannot be multiplied, and it does not increase at all.
The Powerball lottery game offers up to nine different ways that prizes can be won. Matching at least the red ball, at least 3 white balls or any combination of red and white balls secures a prize. The odds of winning any prize at all is 1 in 31.85, according to the official Powerball website.
Smaller cash prizes can be claimed anywhere that Powerball tickets are sold, while larger prizes must be collected from state operated lottery offices. The exact dollar amount that can be claimed from retail locations varies based on individual state lottery laws. To determine specific prize collection rules, information can be located on each state's official lottery website, or on state specific rules brochures offered at licensed lottery retail locations.
Powerball is not available to play in all states, as a state must first legalize a state lottery program and choose to participate in the Powerball game.Learn more about Contests & Gambling
Some of the most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 20, 37, 2, 31 and 35, and the most commonly drawn white balls are 42, 16, 35, 26 and 19. These numbers have the highest draw frequency, but getting winning numbers for the Powerball is still very rare.Full Answer >
There are 175,223,510 combinations of Powerball numbers. Five numbers are drawn from a pool of 59 white balls, and the final Powerball is drawn from a separate pool of 35 red balls.Full Answer >
The most reliable place to check the winning numbers for previous Powerball drawings is the official Powerball website. Potential winners can also check their state's official lottery website because states that participate in multi-state lotteries such as Powerball usually publish the winning number online.Full Answer >
The winning Powerball lottery numbers are posted at the Multi-State Lottery Association website on the Powerball Winning Numbers page. Recent winning numbers are listed by date.Full Answer >