Powerball gives you NINE ways to win six different prizes. Jackpots start at $40 million with a second prize of $1 million. With the exciting Power Play® add-on you can increase your winnings of up to $2 million.
To play, choose your own numbers on a playslip. Select five different numbers from 1 through 69, then select one Powerball number from 1 through 26. Or you can play Easy Pick and let the computer choose your numbers.
Each play (six numbers) costs $2.00.
All prizes, except the jackpot, are fixed dollar amounts. The jackpot total is dependent on the amount of money in the draw's total prize pool.
If you add Power Play® and then match five numbers without the PowerBall number, you would automatically win $2 million — guaranteed.
power up your play with power play
Power Play® is a powerful add-on feature that allows you to win even more money for just $1 per play. Power Play® can increase your winnings up to $2 million! If you win with Power Play®, your non-jackpot prize is increased 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 times! depending on the Power Play® number drawn for that draw. Check the chart to see how adding Power Play® increases any non-jackpot win. Add Power Play® and match five numbers without the Powerball, and you automatically win $2 million – guaranteed! The 10x multiplier applies to advertised annuity jackpots of $150 Million and below.
nine great ways to win
Match all six numbers to win the Powerball jackpot. Check the chart here for all NINE ways to win a prize in Powerball.
If more than one ticket matches all six numbers in a drawing, winners will share the jackpot. Jackpot winners will choose Annual payout or Cash Option when they claim their prize. Jackpot prizes are pari-mutuel. All other prizes are "fixed" prizes. If prize liability exceeds the prize-pool funding for fixed prizes, these prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and could be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the official game rules for detailed explanation.
two chances to win
Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. On these days, the cut-off to buy tickets for that night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. Virginia's Powerball tickets cannot be canceled. All sales are final. Use a playslip to ensure that you pick the numbers you want. To play more than one drawing, mark the box on the playslip and tell the clerk how many drawings you want. Playing ahead will multiply your ticket price by that number of drawings.
Draws are also broadcast on the TV stations listed below - check your local listing for times.
- WRIC-TV -- Richmond
- WDBJ-TV -- Roanoke
- WVEC-TV -- Hampton Roads
- WUSA-TV -- Northern VA
- WHSV-TV -- Harrisonburg
- WFDC-TV -- Northern VA
Need more info? Check our Virginia specific Powerball rules.