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How Does Power Play Work in Powerball?

You could power up your lottery winnings by up to 10x.

How would you like to multiply your lottery winnings by 10? Meet Power Play. So, how does Power Play work in Powerball? 

The Power Play is a $1 optional feature you can add to your Powerball ticket that can boost your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or even 10 times, depending on what Power Play number is drawn.

VIDEO: How to Add Power Play to Your Powerball Ticket on Jackpocket

Power Play Multiplier: How does Powerball Power Play work?

The Powerball Power Play is a special number that is randomly drawn before each Powerball drawing.  This "multiplier" number is chosen by a random number generator with weighted values for each multiplier option. Powerball with Power Play increases the amount you can win based on which multiplier number is drawn. This can make a big difference in your prize. (See the chart below for the different multiplier odds.) 

How does Power Play work in Powerball? There are twenty-four 2X values; thirteen 3X values; three 4X values; and two 5X values. And when jackpots are below $150 Million, one 10X value is added to the mix! The value is drawn right before the numbers for the Powerball are. When the value is drawn, you know by how much your prize could potentially increase, then you just need to wait for the drawing to finish!    

⚑️ You can add Power Play to your Powerball ticket on Jackpocket! Get in the game on Jackpocket lottery app for mobile or desktop.

Power Play odds
Power Play Number Odds
2x 24 in 43
3x 13 in 34
4x 3 in 43
5x 2 in 43

10x (available only when jackpot is under $150M) 

1 in 43

Power Play Powerball numbers: How much can you win?

How does Powerball Power Play work? The payout chart below shows how much each Power Play number drawn would boost your prize winnings. Important to know:

  • The multiplier does not apply to a jackpot prize (Sorry! We don't make the rules.)
  • The Match 5 numbers prize is always $2 million no matter which multiplier is drawn. Without Power Play, it's $1 million.
  • The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.
Powerball with Power Play Payouts
Match Regular Prize 2X 3X 4X 5X  10X 
5 numbers + Powerball Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize
5 numbers $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
4 numbers + Powerball $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $2000,000 $250,000 $500,00
4 numbers $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 numbers + Powerball
$300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 numbers
$21 $28 $35 $40
2 numbers + Powerball
$21 $28 $35 $40
1 numbers + Powerball
$12 $16 $20 $40
Powerball only
$12 $16 $20 $40

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Power Play Winners on Jackpocket

We've had lots of Jackpocket users multiply their winnings thanks to Power Play.

A Jackpocket user in New York picked his own lottery numbers and matched 5 of 6 regular numbers plus the Powerball. The 3X Power Play turned a $50,000 win into a $150,000 windfall.

Our winner said, “The multiplier is what made the prize so big. That $1 made a $150,000 return. I always add the multiplier. Why not?”

A $150,000 Powerball winner in NY said, “The multiplier is what made the prize so big. That $1 made a $150,000 return. I always add the multiplier. Why not?”

Is your state one of the lucky ones? See which states have won Powerball.

Power Play FAQ

Can I get Power Play when playing Powerball online?

Yes! You can add Power Play to your ticket when ordering on the Jackpocket lottery app just like you can when you pick your ticket up at the store. Power Play is an additional $1 added to the cost of your ticket. 

Does adding Power Play to my Powerball ticket increase my chances of winning?

Unfortunately, no. Your chances of winning are the same, no matter if you add Power Play or not. Adding Power Play only has an impact on the amount won.

What states offer Power Play?

Most states offer Power Play with the exception of California. Alabama, Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii do not have state lotteries.

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