Powerball Prize Structure and Probability
*In some cases, fixed Powerball prizes and Power Play prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Powerball Group Rules for a detailed explanation. These prizes may be rounded down to whole dollars.
**The Lottery will announce the Jackpot estimated annuity prize value and estimated cash prize value for every Powerball drawing. The Jackpot prize amount will be divided equally among the number of purchased game plays (panels) winning the Jackpot prize. When a prize is claimed, Jackpot winners will have the option to receive your Jackpot prize in a single (“cash”) payment or in annuity payments. A Jackpot prize will be paid as an annuity of 30 graduated payments over 29 years, unless the winner selects the cash payment method within 60 days after the Ticket validation date, even though you have 182 days after the drawing to claim a prize. Variations in the announced Jackpot prize may occur. Jackpot prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest one thousand dollars ($1,000).
When there is no Jackpot winner, all of the Jackpot prize money is rolled over and added to the Jackpot for the next Powerball drawing. Following a drawing with a Jackpot winner, the Jackpot will start at an estimated $40,000,000†.
Power Play® – Adding the Power Play® option for an extra $1 per play increases your winnings on all except the Jackpot prize. See the Powerball Prize Structure above for prize amounts and probabilities.
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† Variations in starting Jackpot may occur.