How to Play Powerball
Playing is easy. To learn how, follow the 5 simple steps.
Using a Lottery playslip, which you can find at any Lottery retailer, pick 5 numbers between 1 and 69 and 1 Power Number between 1 and 26. You can also select Quick Pick®, or just ask the cashier for a Powerball Quick Pick, and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you.
To play the same numbers for consecutive draws, just mark Advance Play®.
Advance Play allows you to play multiple draws with one purchase.
You can play up to 10 consecutive draws on one playslip by marking the Advance Play box.
Pay $2 per play for each Powerball ticket. Your ticket is your receipt. Once it prints, the play cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Know the draw times. Powerball draws take place Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. Draw entry closes at 7 p.m. on the day of the draw.
Remember that Powerball has 9 winning ball combinations. The more numbers on your ticket that match the numbers drawn, the more you win.
Use any of these ways to see if you’re a Powerball winner:
- Look on the Lottery website for winning numbers and prize amounts.
- Download the Lottery mobile app to see winning numbers.
- Scan your ticket using the Check-A-Ticket feature on the mobile app.
- Use the Check-A-Ticket machine at a local Lottery retail location.