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Powerball Numbers

Date Result Jackpot
  • 11
  • 14
  • 23
  • 47
  • 57
  • PB: 14
  • Power Play: 4
Est. Jackpot
$20 Million
Powerball Tools
  • 10
  • 17
  • 31
  • 51
  • 53
  • PB: 1
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$94 Million
  • 16
  • 17
  • 20
  • 53
  • 67
  • PB: 4
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$85 Million
  • 27
  • 52
  • 55
  • 60
  • 64
  • PB: 21
  • Power Play: 3
Est. Jackpot
$75 Million
  • 15
  • 21
  • 22
  • 27
  • 47
  • PB: 7
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$66 Million
  • 1
  • 4
  • 11
  • 20
  • 69
  • PB: 18
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$56 Million
  • 5
  • 21
  • 22
  • 29
  • 43
  • PB: 10
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$47 Million
  • 8
  • 12
  • 19
  • 47
  • 58
  • PB: 2
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$37 Million
  • 19
  • 30
  • 36
  • 42
  • 66
  • PB: 14
  • Power Play: 3
Est. Jackpot
$29 Million
  • 13
  • 23
  • 47
  • 55
  • 58
  • PB: 23
  • Power Play: 10
Est. Jackpot
$22 Million
Powerball Year

Hot and Cold Numbers

Five Hot Numbers

  • 27
  • 36
  • 47
  • 55
  • 58

Five Cold Numbers

  • 9
  • 24
  • 26
  • 28
  • 33
How many draws?

One Hot Powerball Number

  • 24

One Cold Powerball Number

  • 5
How many draws?

Jackpot History

0 80 M 160 M 240 M 320 M 400 M
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
09/19/2020
Jackpot size
$20 Million

Avg. Jackpot Size

$81.5 Million

Avg. Jackpot Win Gap

13 Draws

How many draws?

Prizes and Odds

Match Prize Odds
5 + Powerball Jackpot 1 in 292,201,338
5 $1,000,000 1 in 11,688,053.52
4 + Powerball $50,000 1 in 913,129.18
4 $100 1 in 36,525.17
3 + Powerball $100 1 in 14,494.11
3 $7 1 in 579.76
2 + Powerball $7 1 in 701.33
1 + Powerball $4 1 in 91.98
Powerball only $4 1 in 38.32
Overall odds of winning a prize in Powerball are 1 in 24.87.

Power Play Prizes

Match Original Prize 2x 3x 4x 5x 10x
5 + Powerball Jackpot
5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
4 + Powerball $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000
4 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 + Powerball $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
2 + Powerball $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
1 + Powerball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
Powerball only $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40

Power Play Odds

  2x 3x 4x 5x 10x
Odds with 10x multiplier 1 in 1.79 1 in 3.31 1 in 14.33 1 in 21.5 1 in 43
Odds without 10x multiplier 1 in 1.75 1 in 3.23 1 in 14 1 in 21 N/A

Schedule

  Wednesday Saturday
Draw Time 10:59 p.m. ET 10:59 p.m. ET
Sales Stop Varies by jurisdiction Varies by jurisdiction

10 Biggest Jackpots

Rank Jackpot Numbers Draw Date
1st $1.586 Billion
  • 8
  • 27
  • 34
  • 4
  • 19
  • 10
Jan 13, 2016
2nd $768.4 Million
  • 16
  • 20
  • 37
  • 44
  • 62
  • 12
Mar 27, 2019
3rd $758.7 Million
  • 6
  • 7
  • 16
  • 23
  • 26
  • 4
Aug 23, 2017
4th $687.8 Million
  • 8
  • 12
  • 13
  • 19
  • 27
  • 4
Oct 27, 2018
5th $590.5 Million
  • 22
  • 10
  • 13
  • 14
  • 52
  • 11
May 18, 2013
6th $587.5 Million
  • 5
  • 23
  • 16
  • 22
  • 29
  • 6
Nov 28, 2012
7th $564.1 Million
  • 25
  • 11
  • 54
  • 13
  • 39
  • 19
Feb 11, 2015
8th $559.7 Million
  • 12
  • 29
  • 30
  • 33
  • 61
  • 26
Jan 06, 2018
9th $487 Million
  • 11
  • 17
  • 21
  • 23
  • 32
  • 5
Jul 30, 2016
10th $456.7 Million
  • 22
  • 57
  • 59
  • 60
  • 66
  • 7
Mar 17, 2018

Things to Know

  • There are nine ways to win the Powerball lottery.
  • Eight of the Powerball prizes are set cash amounts in all jurisdictions, except in California where all the prizes are pari-mutuel.
  • Currently, the Powerball jackpot does not have a minimum starting value. The starting value of the jackpot depends entirely on ticket sales and interest rates.
  • 48 jurisdictions participate in the Powerball lottery. This includes 45 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
  • You must be 18 or older to play, except for in Louisiana, Iowa, and Arizona, where players must be 21 or older, and Nebraska, where players must be 19 or older.
  • You can claim a Powerball jackpot prize as a lump sum or as an annuity payment over 29 years (30 guaranteed payments).
  • The advertised jackpot amount is always the annuity sum before tax.
  • The Power Play option was introduced to the game in 2001.
  • The 10x multiplier is available only when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

How to Play

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 69.
  • Pick a Powerball number from 1 to 26.
  • You have the option of adding Power Play for an extra $1.
  • Check if you’ve won.

Ticket Cost

  • $2 per ticket.
  • $1 to add Power Play.

Advanced Draws

All the jurisdictions that participate in the Powerball lottery allow players to purchase tickets for draws in advance. However, the number of advanced draws permitted varies from state to state. Here’s a full list of the maximum number of advance Powerball draw purchases permitted per jurisdiction.

State Advanced Draws
Arizona up to 10
Arkansas up to 20
California up to 10
Colorado up to 26
Connecticut up to 26
Delaware up to 10
District of Columbia up to 20
Florida up to 52
Georgia up to 26
Idaho up to 10
Illinois up to 25
Indiana up to 10
Iowa up to 10
Kansas up to 15
Kentucky up to 26
Louisiana up to 20
Maine up to 20
Maryland up to 15
Massachusetts up to 15
Michigan up to 30
Minnesota up to 14
Mississippi up to 26
Missouri up to 15
Montana up to 24
Nebraska up to 24
New Hampshire up to 20
New Jersey up to 8
New Mexico up to 20
New York up to 26
North Carolina up to 26
North Dakota up to 9
Ohio up to 10
Oklahoma up to 10
Oregon up to 20
Pennsylvania up to 26
Puerto Rico up to 26
Rhode Island up to 26
South Carolina up to 20
South Dakota up to 9
Tennessee up to 10
Texas up to 10
U.S. Virgin Islands N/A
Vermont up to 20
Virginia up to 26
Washington up to 10
West Virginia up to 24
Wisconsin up to 8
Wyoming up to 20

History

Powerball is perhaps the most well-known lottery game in the world. But how did it get there? Here’s a quick history of the mighty Powerball lottery.

End of 1987
The lotteries of West Virginia, Iowa, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Oregon, Kansas, and Missouri formed the Multi-State Lottery Association.
February 1988
The Multi-State Lottery Association launched a game called Lotto*America, the forerunner of what would later be known as Powerball.
August 1989 – January 1991
Eight more states joined Lotto*America: Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Indiana, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Delaware.
April 1992
Lotto*America was renamed as Powerball.
New game format: 5/45 + 1/45.
The starting jackpot was set to $2 million.
The first official Powerball draw took place on April 22.
April 1994 – October 1996
Six more states joined: Arizona, Nebraska, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Mexico.
November 1997
New format: 5/49 + 1/42.
The starting jackpot was set at $10 million.
Annuity increased from 20 to 29 years.
The cash option was added.
March 2001
The Power Play multiplier feature was added, which consisted of a wheel with 12 slots.
The available multipliers were from 1x to 5x.
August 2001 – June 2002
Colorado and Pennsylvania joined.
October 2002
New format: 5/53 + 1/42.
The Power Play wheel was updated to include 15 slots.
South Carolina started selling Powerball tickets.
July 2003 – July 2004
Four more states joined: Vermont, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Maine.
August 2005
New format: 5/55 + 1/42.
The starting jackpot was set at $15 million.
The Power Play wheel was updated to 16 slots.
January 2006 – May 2006
Oklahoma and North Carolina joined.
January 2009
New format: 5/59 + 1/39.
The starting jackpot was set at $20 million.
Power Play was drawn using a Random Number Generator.
Florida joined.
October 2009 – November 2010
13 more states joined: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
January 2012
New format: 5/69 + 1/35.
The starting jackpot was set at $40 million.
Match 5 prize category was $1 million.
April 2013 – September 2014
Two more states and an additional jurisdiction joined: California, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico.
October 2015
New format: 5/69 + 1/26.
The 4 + 1 prize category prize was $50,000.
10x Power Play multiplier was added to jackpots under $150 million.
January 2016
A $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was won, setting the world record for the largest lottery jackpot.
January 2020
Mississippi joined.
March 2020
The starting jackpot was set at $20 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minimum roll increase between draws was set at $2 million.
April 2020
The starting and minimum jackpot increases between draws were removed, and they now depend entirely on ticket sales and interest rates.

FAQS

When do Powerball draws take place?

Draws occur on every Wednesday and Saturday around 10:59 p.m. ET.


Where are Powerball draws held?

Powerball draws are held at the Multi-State Lottery Association head office in Tallahassee, Florida.


Where can you play Powerball?

Powerball can be played in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


How do you play Powerball?

Players pick five numbers from 1 to 69 plus a Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players can also choose the Power Play, which can multiply any non-jackpot winnings.


What is the Powerball Quick Pick option?

The Quick Pick option uses a computer to randomly select numbers for your ticket.


What is Power Play?

Power Play multiplies all non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10, depending on the multiplier number selected before the draw. Power Play is available in all U.S. states except California.


Is it possible to claim my Powerball winnings in a different jurisdiction than the one where I purchased the winning ticket?

No, all prizes must be claimed in the same jurisdiction as they were bought.


How is the Powerball jackpot paid out?

Jackpot winners have the option of receiving their prize as an annuity or a cash lump sum. In the annuity option, prizes are split into 30 installments paid over 29 years.


Why is the jackpot’s cash lump sum less than the annuity option?

The annuity is invested in government bonds over 29 years, allowing annual payments to increase by 5%.


How can I check if I won a Powerball prize?

You can check the latest numbers on our Powerball page, or use our Powerball number checker.


Do you have more Powerball questions? Contact us, and we’d love to help you out.