Are you feeling lucky? If so, shouldn’t you be getting in on the Powerball fun? Powerball is one of the most popular lottery games in the United States, offering astronomical jackpots that can change lives in an instant. But how much does a Powerball ticket cost? And can you play online if you’re always on the go? Let's dive into how much Powerball costs so you can go for your very own pot of gold.
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How Much is 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.
What's the difference between a a $2 and $3 Powerball ticket?
Depending on your state, you can add two features to your ticket for $1 each: Power Play and Double Play.
How much is a Powerball ticket with Power Play?
Powerball with Power Play costs $3 a play. Power Play is a $1 add-on feature that 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.
Power Play is available in all participating Powerball jurisdictions, except for California. In Idaho and Montana, Powerball tickets come automatically bundled with Power Play for a minimum price of $3 per play.
Powerball with Double Play
Powerball with Double Play costs $3 a play. Double Play is a $1 add-on feature that you can add to your ticket in 16 participating states. Double Play 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.
Adding Powerball Play and Double Play
Adding both the Power Play and Double Play features to your tickets costs $4 a play. Just remember: the Power Play multiplier does not apply to prizes won in the Double Play drawing.
Powerball Costs: The Bottom Line
Let’s review the details about the Powerball ticket cost:
The Powerball ticket price is $2 per play.
You can add Power Play for $1, bringing the total to $3 per ticket.
The Double Play add-on also costs an additional $1 for a total of $3 per ticket.
You can add both Power Play and Double Play for a total of $4 per ticket. (That would be the $2 base price, + $1 for Power Play, + $1 for Double Play, or a total of $4 per ticket.)
Want to understand “America’s game” a little better? You can learn more about how Powerball works here.
Can you Buy Powerball Tickets Online?
In select states, you can get your Powerball tickets online for convenience. Jackpocket lottery app is the safe, easy way to order Powerball tickets from the comfort of home in 18 states and locations. You can order your tickets via the Jackpocket app for iOS, Android, or web.
How Much Does a Powerball Ticket Cost on Jackpocket?
The cost of a Powerball ticket ordered on Jackpocket is the exact same cost as a Powerball ticket bought in-person at a brick and mortar retailer.
The Jackpocket 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. Then, we’ll notify you if you’ve won. Easy peasy. Watch how it works:
When is The Powerball Drawing?
Don’t miss out on the fun (and life-changing prizes as the jackpot continues to climb)! Try your luck and see if you’ve won the Powerball three days a week. Drawings occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 PM EST.
How Late Can You Buy Powerball Tickets?
Typically, the ticket cutoff is 1-2 hours before the official drawing at 10:59 PM EST, but this can vary by state, so make sure to check when the cutoff is for you based on where you are located.
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.