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What Does a Powerball Ticket Cost?

Here's how to turn $2 into $20 million or MORE...

Are you feeling lucky? If so, you might find yourself pondering the cost of a Powerball ticket. Powerball is one of the most popular lottery games in the United States, offering astronomical jackpots that can change lives in an instant.  Let's dive into how much it costs to go for your very own pot of gold.

What's the cost of a Powerball ticket?

Powerball tickets cost $2.00 a play. The cost is the same whether you Quick Pick your numbers or choose your own. Depending on your state, there are two features that you can add to your ticket for a $1 each.

Power Play Add-on

For an extra $1 per play, the Power Play feature will multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or 10x. The 10x multiplier can only be in play when the jackpot is below $150 million. 

In Idaho and Montana, Powerball tickets come automatially bundled with Power Play for a minimum price of $3 per play. 

Double Play Add-On

For an additional $1, you can add Double Play to your ticket in 16 participating states. Double Play is an add-on feature that gives players in select jurisdictions another chance to match their same set of Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million.

The Bottom Line

Powerball costs:

  • $2 per play
  • $3 per play for Powerball with Power Play
  • $3 for Powerball  with Double Play
  • $4 for Powerball with Power Play and Double Play.

Learn more about how Powerball works here.

Which states offer Double Play?

The 16 state lotteries that offer the Powerball Double Play feature are: Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington.

Where does the Powerball money go?

About half of Powerball lottery ticket revenue goes directly to Powerball winners in the form of prizes. 

The other half goes to lottery administration and is returned back to the state for the public good. Think: the environment in Colorado, college scholarships in Arkansas, firefighter pensions in New Jersey and MANY MORE important state causes.

Beneficiaries differ state by state, but each state returns a percentage of lottery revenue from ticket sales in their state to their own causes. Here's where the lottery money goes in every state.

How much does a Powerball ticket cost on Jackpocket?

Jackpocket lottery app is the safe, easy way to order Powerball tickets from home in 16 states. The cost of a Powerball ticket ordered on Jackpocket is the exact same cost for a Powerball ticket from a brick and mortar retailer.

The Jakckpocket app charges a small service fee when you fund your account with credits, but never adds any fees to the price of your lottery ticket. Watch how it works:

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