Powerball

Powerball is a massively popular lottery game that is offered to players in 43 states and two jurisdictions in the United States of America. The Powerball Lottery name is derived from the fact that, in order to win the jackpot, players need to match not only the five main numbers from the range 1 to 59, but also the red Powerball number from the range 1 to 35. The Powerball Lottery jackpot is always worth at least $40 million, but rollovers can help it to climb even higher with the biggest jackpot on record a huge US$590.5 million won by a single ticket purchased in Florida in May 2013!

The latest Powerball Lottery result is given below, but to see past results and a statistical analysis please look at any of the State results that play Powerball such as the New Jersey Lottery Results.

Latest Powerball Lottery Results

Powerball Lottery

Saturday 29th Nov 2014

Next Estimated Jackpot

$90,000,000


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Buying Powerball Lottery Tickets

There are two Powerball lottery games every week, one on Wednesday and the other on Friday. Purchasing a single ticket entitles the player to enter one line of numbers (five main numbers and a Powerball number) and there are nine ways to win a prize. The numbers required to win the various Powerball lottery prizes, and the odds of winning in each case, are as shown in the table below:

Numbers Matched Odds of Winning Prize
5 main numbers + Powerball 1 in 175,223,510 Jackpot
5 main numbers 1 in 5,153,632.64 $1 million
4 main numbers + Powerball 1 in 648,975.96 $10,000
4 main numbers 1 in 19,087.52 $100
3 main numbers + Powerball 1 in 12,244.82 $100
3 main numbers 1 in 360.14 $7
2 main numbers + Powerball 1 in 706.43 $7
1 main number + Powerball 1 in 110.81 $4
Powerball only 1 in 55.40 $4

The overall odds of winning any of the Powerball lottery prizes are approximately 1 in 31.84, so although winning the jackpot outright is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, winning one of the more modest prizes is something that regular players can, with a little luck, celebrate again and again.

Powerball players, excluding those in California, can choose to increase the value of all prizes except the jackpot and Match 5 prize by playing the Power Play. The Power Play prizes are multiplied between two and five times depending on the Power Play number drawn after the main game. Players who match five main numbers will win a set $2 million instead of the standard $1 million prize. The Power Play costs an additional fee to play.

More about the Powerball Lottery

Winning $90 Million Powerball Ticket Purchased in Colorado

One lucky Colorado resident has become the state’s biggest ever lottery winner after hitting the Powerball jackpot worth $90 million in Saturday’s drawing.

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13th August 2014

$257 Million Jackpot on Offer in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing

Tonight’s Powerball drawing is offering players across the US the chance to win a life-changing jackpot worth $257 million. The impressive top prize is the second largest Powerball jackpot seen so far this year and comes as the result of 13 consecutive draws without a top tier winner.

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11th June 2014

It Pays Big to Babysit – Grandparents Pick Up $1 Million Powerball Prize

A Wisconsin couple who made the 30 hour round trip to Louisiana to baby-sit have been rewarded for their efforts with a $1 million Powerball prize. Donald and JoAnn Marek travelled over a thousand miles to look after their grandchildren for a week and, as luck would have it, purchased a winning ticket while they were there.

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28th May 2014

Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot Worth $150 Million

PowerballThe Powerball jackpot on offer in tonight’s draw is worth an impressive $150 million after players in Saturday’s draw failed to secure the top prize. Unusually, in addition to there being no jackpot winners in Saturday’s draw, there were also no winners in the second prize tier. This is a fairly rare occurrence and has only been seen three times so far this year.

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23rd April 2014

$80 Million Jackpot on Offer in Tonight’s Powerball Drawing

PowerballThe third Powerball jackpot of April takes place tonight with a top prize of $80 million. If won, the prize would be the third largest Powerball jackpot claimed so far this year, behind a $96 million jackpot won last month and a staggering $425 million jackpot won in February.

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9th April 2014

  • Mega Millions
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $61,000,000
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  • Powerball
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $90,000,000
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  • Euro Millions
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: €72,000,000
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  • UK Lotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: £4,100,000
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  • California Lotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $18,000,000
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  • New York Lotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $2,600,000
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  • Florida Lotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $4,000,000
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  • SuperEnalotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: €12,400,000
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  • Canada Lotto
    Remaining:
    Jackpot: $25,000,000
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