How to Play
Play America’s favorite game! With multi-million-dollar jackpots that increase with each rollover, POWERBALL ® offers players the chance to win BIG for just $2 per play. Match all 5 white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot! Match just the 5 white balls and win $1 million! Players who add Power Play ® for an additional $1, can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply their other non-jackpot prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X. When the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less a 10X multiplier will also be added. So remember Florida, you have to THINK BIG TO WIN BIG!
To play, pick up a POWERBALL playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E), allowing you to play up to five plays (one play per panel). In each panel:
- Select five numbers from 1 through 69 in the upper play area, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.
- Select your Powerball number from 1 through 26 in the lower play area, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box for the terminal to randomly select your Powerball number.
- To multiply your non-jackpot prizes, select the Power Play box. Power Play costs $1 more per play. Please Note: The Power Play box applies to all panels and Quick Picks played on the playslip.
- To play the same numbers for more than one draw, select the number of draws you want to play in the Advance Play section of your playslip or tell the retailer how many advance draws you wish to play. Read more information on Advance Play.
- Mark the JACKPOT COMBO box for a $2 POWERBALL ® , a $2 FLORIDA LOTTO ® with XTRA and a $2 MEGA MILLIONS ® Quick Pick ticket for the next available draw date.
- Review your selections carefully. POWERBALL tickets cannot be canceled.
- Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer ($2 per play for POWERBALL, or $3 per play for POWERBALL with Power Play). You will receive a ticket printed with your numbers, draw date(s), and indicating whether your ticket is a Power Play.
- Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Draw results are available on this web site, at authorized Florida Lottery retailers and at (850) 921-PLAY (7529). You may also watch the drawings online.
Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m., Eastern Time. Tickets may be purchased until 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the night of the drawing. Tickets purchased after that time will be for the next drawing.
If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the draws on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers as the original ticket.
Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable drawing date. All prizes must be claimed in the state where the winning ticket was sold.
Power Play is an add-on feature that allows players to multiply their non-jackpot prizes, for just $1 more per play! With Power Play, players can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply his/her other non-jackpot prizes two to five times when the advertised jackpot is over $150 million, and up to 10 times when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less. A player must choose the Power Play option on his/her POWERBALL playslip or tell the retailer that he/she wishes to purchase a Power Play ticket. The multiplier number will be selected just before the draw.
On Jackpots up
to $150 million
*Jackpots start at $20 million and roll over until won. The jackpot prize will be shared among jackpot winners in all POWERBALL states. All non-jackpot prizes are set payouts. If funds are insufficient to pay set prizes, non-jackpot prizes maybe paid on a pari-mutuel basis and could be lower than the amount shown.
Prior to the official POWERBALL drawing conducted by MUSL, a Power Play multiplier number (between 2 and 5; 10 is included when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less) is selected and will be displayed during the draw, in which five out of 69 numbers (white balls) and a Powerball number between 1 and 26 (red ball) will be drawn at random. There are nine ways to win POWERBALL prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in the official drawing for the date played. Match all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the jackpot or match any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations to win other great cash prizes!
All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all POWERBALL states. The jackpot will be paid in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.
All POWERBALL prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. POWERBALL prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from POWERBALL prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the winner. Prizes of up to $1 million may be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $1 million must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Read more about claiming Lottery prizes.
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Must be 18 or older to play.
Michael claimed his second big win this year! He was just here in October 2019 to claim a $600 Mega Millions prize and told us then he’d be back. He sure was right! Michael said today he’ll be back again with a larger jackpot win. Congrats Michael!
Charles Kalkowski / $22,000
Lincoln, NE – Charles Kalkowski of Lynch won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Kalkowski purchased his winning ticket from Lynch Hometown Market at 416 West Hoffman Street in Lynch. The ticket contained the winning Red ball numbers (05, 14) and White ball numbers (15, 26) from the March 23 drawing on a free ticket.
Louis V. Kronawitter, Jr. / $22,000
TOPEKA, KAN. – Louis V. Kronawitter, Jr. is an avid Kansas Lottery player, who has always dreamed of winning a big lottery prize. That dream turned into a reality when the Shawnee resident won a $22,000 top prize on a free 2by2 Quick Pick ticket!
2by2 is a daily game that offers eight ways to win and a top prize of $22,000. To win the $22,000 top prize, Kronawitter matched both Red numbers 17 and 24 and both White numbers 10 and 13 in the January 25 2by2 drawing.
Robert Schwartz / $22,000
TOPEKA, KAN. – Tuesday morning, her husband Robert yelled, “Barb, come here!”
“The way he yelled it, it scared me to death,” said Barb Schwartz. “I thought he was having a heart attack!”
Nothing like that, thank goodness. It wasn’t a cry for help; it was a cry of joy! Robert Schwartz was celebrating the $22,000 top prize he won in Monday’s 2by2 drawing. And to think…“I won it with a free ticket!” he said proudly.
John from Fargo / $22,000
NORTH DAKOTA (July 25, 2018) – John stopped by the North Dakota Lottery office this morning to claim his $22,000 2by2 jackpot win! John won the big prize by purchasing a 2by2 ticket with the $6 he won playing Mega Millions. Talk about luck! He used the $6 to buy six plays of 2by2 for the July 25, 2018 draw and it turned into $22,000!
Lee McNorton / $22,000
TOPEKA, KAN. – Lee McNorton of Olathe is becoming a regular visitor to Topeka. In 2016, he won a $15,000 shopping spree at Sears in our Holiday Dash second chance promotion. Now, less than two years later, he’s back in Topeka with a $22,000 2by2 win after matching both Red ball and White ball numbers in the July 14 drawing!
“I’m happy to make the trip to Topeka any time,” said McNorton with a big smile. “We’ve been very lucky lately, and it’s been a real blessing. We’re definitely going to keep playing!”
Gary Shipley / $22,000
TOPEKA, KAN. – Gary Shipley, 67, of Hoxie is a man who stays the course. Case in point – he’s been playing the same four numbers in every 2by2 drawing for four or five years.
“My thought was that eventually they have to get hit. I might be 130 years old before that happens, but they’re going to get hit,” Shipley said with a laugh.
Javier Lima / $22,000
Mike Lagerman / $22,000
Dwayne Ryder / $22,000
Dwayne Ryder of Lincoln won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery. Dwayne is going to put the money in savings and take his wife out to eat. Congratulations, Dwayne!
- Prizes & Odds
The overall odds of winning a 2by2 prize are 1 in 3.59. The odds presented here are based on a $1 play and are rounded to one decimal place.
Any multi-draw selection that is not divisible by 7 is not eligible for the 2by2 Tuesday feature. The maximum Grand Prize liability is $220,000 (10 winners) per day except Tuesday. The maximum Grand Prize liability is $440,000 (10 winners) for a Tuesday drawing. If there are more than 10 Grand Prize winners in any one drawing, prizes will be awarded on a pari-mutuel basis.
The free ticket(s) is a 2by2 quick pick play(s) and will automatically print after the ticket is validated. Check your lottery’s official game rules for more information.Jugar powerball Michael claimed his second big win this year! He was just here in October 2019 to claim a $600 Mega Millions prize and told us then he’d be back. He sure was right! Michael said ]]>