There are nine different ways to win Powerball prizes in every draw, based on how many numbers you match. You can win $4 just for matching the Powerball, while the jackpot is won by matching all five main numbers plus the Powerball. The top prize starts at $20 million (*Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the starting jackpot may be lower than this) and increases every time it is not won.
If there are multiple winners of the jackpot, it will be shared equally between them. The eight prizes below the jackpot are fixed amounts, so for these prizes there is a guaranteed payout regardless of how many winning players there are. Go to the Powerball Numbers page to see the latest prize payouts.
The Powerball payout chart below shows how many numbers you need to match to win the different prizes and the odds of winning each. You can also see statistics about past winners in each division.
Winners Per Draw
|Winners in Last Draw|
|Match 5 + PB||Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338||0||4||0.1||0|
|Match 5||$1,000,000||1 in 11,688,054||0||89||2.5||3|
|Match 4 + PB||$50,000||1 in 913,129||1||827||22.8||22|
|Match 4||$100||1 in 36,525||136||20,544||683.9||411|
|Match 3 + PB||$100||1 in 14,494||329||47,685||1,345.2||1,160|
|Match 3||$7||1 in 580||9,160||1,164,124||38,756.4||27,603|
|Match 2 + PB||$7||1 in 701||7,441||895,097||25,190.8||22,276|
|Match 1 + PB||$4||1 in 92||60,368||6,343,237||177,666.9||167,685|
|Match 0 + PB||$4||1 in 38||0||14,595,721||398,526.6||392,028|
|The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are approximately 1 in 24.9|
Figures calculated using results drawn between April 22nd 1992 and September 15th 2021.
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For a small additional fee, you can opt to use the Power Play option which will increase the prize payout for any non-jackpot win by a multiple of 2, 3, 4 or 5 (or possibly 10 when the estimated jackpot is less than $150 million) depending on which Power Play number is drawn. Match 5 winnings are always doubled to $2 million with the Power Play option, no matter which Power Play number is drawn. This option is available in all participating states and jurisdictions except California, where prizes must be pari-mutuel according to state law. In Idaho, Power Play is automatically included on every ticket.
Here are the expected payouts for Power Play prizes:
|Match 5 + PB||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|Match 5||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million|
|Match 4 + PB||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|Match 3 + PB||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|Match 2 + PB||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|Match 1 + PB||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
|Match 0 + PB||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
The following table shows the odds of each Power Play multiplier being randomly selected when the 10x multiplier is in play (jackpot worth $150 million or less):
|Power Play Multiplier||Odds|
|Match 10x||1 in 43|
|Match 5x||1 in 21.5|
|Match 4x||1 in 14.33|
|Match 3x||1 in 3.31|
|Match 2x||1 in 1.79|
The following table shows the odds of each Power Play multiplier being randomly selected when the 10x multiplier is not in play (jackpot worth more than $150 million):
|Power Play Multiplier||Odds|
|Match 5x||1 in 21|
|Match 4x||1 in 14|
|Match 3x||1 in 3.23|
|Match 2x||1 in 1.75|
Double Play is another optional feature that is available in some states. When you add Double Play, your numbers are entered into a separate drawing which takes place just after the main drawing. Five numbers from 1 to 69, plus a Powerball from 1 to 26, are selected at random. You win prizes in the same way as you do in the main draw, starting with $7 in the Match 0 + Powerball category. The jackpot is worth a fixed $10 million in every drawing. Head over to the Double Play page to see all the prize details.
Don't forget to check how much tax you will pay on your powerball prizes