Prize Structure and Probability

Prize amounts of $600 or less in red can be cashed at any Maryland Lottery retailer.

Match # of
White Balls
Approx. Prob. of
Winning per $2 ticket
Base Prize*Prize* with 2x
Prize* with 3x
Prize* with 4x
Prize* with 5x
Prize* with 10x***
5Yes1 in 292,201,338JACKPOT**N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
5No1 in 11,688,054$1,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
4Yes1 in 913,129$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000$250,000$500,000
4No1 in 36,525$100$200$300$400$500$1,000
3Yes1 in 14,494$100$200$300$400$500$1,000
3No1 in 580$7$14$21$28$35$70
2Yes1 in 701$7$14$21$28$35$70
1Yes1 in 92$4$8$12$16$20$40
-Yes1 in 38$4$8$12$16$20$40

The approximate overall probability of winning Powerball® is 1 in 24.87.

The approximate probability of a prize having 2x POWER PLAY® is 1 in 1.75.
The approximate probability of a prize having 3x POWER PLAY® is 1 in 3.23.
The approximate probability of a prize having 4x POWER PLAY® is 1 in 14.0.
The approximate probability of a prize having 5x POWER PLAY® is 1 in 21.0.
The approximate probability of a prize having 10x POWER PLAY® is 1 in 43.0.

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 (variations in starting Jackpot may occur).

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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*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 Jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple Jackpot winning game plays. 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 consecutive years, unless the winner selects the cash payment method within 60 days of the Ticket validation date. The cash payment amount will be lower than the announced annuity prize. Variations in the announced Jackpot prize may occur. Jackpot prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest one thousand dollars ($1,000).

***The 10X multiplier will be available when the Jackpot prize level is $150 million or less. Once the Jackpot is greater than $150 million, the 10X multiplier will not be available unless announced otherwise.