How to play Powerball
Play Powerball in 5 steps
Choose your lucky numbers
Let your instincts guide you and pick five different numbers from 1 to 69; then select a special one, called Powerball number, from 1 to 26. Or you can play Randomize all lines and let the computer choose your numbers.
Add lines and select a subscription
With EuroMillions.com you can add more lines and select serval combinations of numbers for the next draw, to increase your chances of winning, and you can decide how many of the following draws you want to play with the same tickets, so you don't have to bother selecting your numbers again.
Activate the Power Play option and buy your tickets
Once you have chosen your numbers, you can decide to activate the Power Play feature which for an additional €1.50 could multiply your prize up to 10 times in case you have a winning combination. At this point you are ready to click on 'Next' in order to finalise the purchase of your tickets.
Wait for the draw
On completion of payment you will receive a message on the website confirming the numbers you have played and the draw you have entered. You can see all the lines and tickets you have purchased at any time in your player account.
Check results and winnings
Shortly after the draw you will receive an email notification detailing the latest results and if you have won. Any winnings will automatically be credited to your player account.
ABOUT THE POWERBALL
What is the Powerball lottery?
Powerball is one of the most famous American lottery games, featuring a minimum $40 million jackpot, that takes place twice a week every Wednesday and Saturday.
How high do the Powerball numbers go?
The standard numbers go from 1 to 69 and the Powerball number goes from 1 to 26.
Can I play Powerball from any country?
Yes. Anyone from around the world can play Powerball under the condition that playing a foreign lottery is not prohibited in their country of residence.
Buying Powerball tickets online is more convenient because if you win you will automatically receive your prize in your player account, without having to travel to one of the United States, where the game is organized, to claim it.
What are the odds of winning the Powerball?
The odds of winning a prize on the Powerball are 1 in 24.87 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 201 338. Compare them with the odds of winning other international lotteries!
What is the Power Play option?
The Power Play feature allows you to boost the potential winnings on all non-jackpot prize tiers by either x2/x3/x4/x5 or x10. The MegaPlier number is drawn by a random number generator. Let’s say you win the second prize tier having selected the PowerPlay feature. If the normal payout is €658k you will win either x2, x3, x4 , x5 or x10 that amount depending on the number drawn out. It costs only €1.50 to activate the PowerPlay option.
The 10X multiplier is only available when the Powerball jackpot is $150 million or less.
How much does a Powerball ticket cost?
You can buy a Powerball ticket on EuroMillions.com at €3.50 per line. And if you want to activate the Power Play option to boost your potential winnings, you can purchase it at €1.50.
When do the Powerball draws take place?
Powerball draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida at approximately 22.59 EST (American Eastern Standard Time).
Check out the difference with your time zone to know what time is in your country when they are held and don't miss the opportunity to buy the tickets for any draw!
What's the deadline to buy a Powerball ticket before each draw?
Ticket sales close approximately an hour before the draw, that is at 10pm American Eastern Standard Time (which corresponds to 4am of the day after in Central Europe Time).
When are the results published?
EuroMillions.com will publish the results of the official Powerball lottery shortly after the draw takes place.
How many numbers do I need to match to win the jackpot?
To win the jackpot players need to match all 5 main numbers and the Powerball chosen number.
Is there a maximum Powerball jackpot?
No, the jackpot will roll over until a player is able to match all five numbers and the Powerball. This is why this lottery has had the highest jackpots ever reached around the world.
Is there a minimum guaranteed Powerball jackpot?
Yes, the guaranteed minimum jackpot of the Powerball lottery is $40 million.
How many prize categories are there?
There are nine prize categories, starting with $4 for matching just the Powerball. And if you activate the Power Play option, all the prize categories except the jackpot will have a potential multiplier up to x10!
How many numbers do I need to match to win a Powerball prize?
You can win a prize also if you match only the Powerball: it's the easiest combination to match and its payout is $4. But without the Powerball you need to match at least three out of 5 main numbers to win a prize.