THE GAME THAT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER
Every Wednesday and Saturday night, Powerball® gives you a chance to play for a jackpot starting at $40,000,000.* The jackpot keeps building whenever there is no winner. The longer the jackpot goes without being hit, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more exciting the drawings become! More and more Marylanders join in on the fun with each jackpot roll.
*As of April 3rd, 2020, until further notice: After a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket is sold, the starting jackpot amount for the next drawing will be determined by game sales and interest rates and will be announced prior to the drawing. There will be no minimum jackpot increase for each roll. Learn more about Powerball changes.
Important changes are coming to Powerball subscriptions. Learn more here.
The largest three Powerball jackpots ever are:
$1.6 billion — January 2016
$768.4 million — March 2019
$758.7 million — August 2017
Powerball® tickets cost $2 per game.
Powerball® with Power Play® cost $3 per game.
Powerball® tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Where to Play
Play At Any Maryland Lottery Retailer
Powerball is readily available across the State. You can pick up a ticket at one of over 4,400 Maryland Lottery retailers.
Powerball is easy to play. Just pick any 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Use favorite numbers, birthdays or your lucky numbers. The choice is yours. Picking the numbers is part of the fun! You can also choose the Quick Pick feature to get a randomly generated set of numbers.
Drawings occur on Wednesday and Saturday nights. You can watch the drawings on WBAL-TV at 11:22 pm. Check for results at mdlottery.com or on the MD Lottery mobile app to see if you’ve won. You can also check your tickets at any Maryland Lottery retailer.
Nine Ways To Win Playing Powerball
In addition to matching all 5 white ball numbers and the Powerball number to win the Top Powerball jackpot prize, there are 8 other ways to win prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000.
Be sure to always check your tickets closely to see if you’re a winner!