How to Play Powerball with Power Play

Select five numbers from a set of 1 to 69 (white balls), and one Powerball number from a set of 1 to 26 (red ball).

Choose Numbers

Decide if you want to add the Power Play option to your ticket. This option costs an additional $1 per play.

Power Play Option

Buy your Powerball ticket from authorized lottery retailers in states where Powerball is available. You can also purchase tickets online.

Ticket Purchase

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 PM Eastern Time (ET). Make sure to check the cutoff times for ticket.


If you match the numbers drawn, you win the corresponding prize. If you opted for Power Play and win a non-jackpot prize, your prize amount.

Prize Payouts

Prizes must be claimed within a certain timeframe and vary by state. Larger prizes may require you to visit a state lottery office to claim your winnings.

Claiming Prizes