# Do you need the power play to win the Powerball jackpot?

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## How does power play work in Powerball lottery?

Ask for Power Play® with your Powerball purchase! For an additional \$1 per play, the Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times! The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing. … The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always \$2 million.

## How much do you win if you get the Powerball with powerplay?

Power Play is a special feature that allows a winner to multiply the original prize amount. Powerball players can multiply their Powerball prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times (does not include the jackpot or the Match 5 bonus prize). The Match 5 prize with Power Play option will always be multiplied 5X’s for \$1 million cash.

## Does powerplay apply to jackpot?

Power Play is a multiplier feature that can be added on to your US Powerball entry whenever you participate in a draw. … Power Play does not apply to the US Powerball jackpot, but it can increase all the other prize categories in the game.

## Should you do powerplay on Powerball?

In other words, you should never take the Power Play option. So finally, we come to the big prize: the Jackpot, or the Grand Prize, which you win by hitting all five numbers plus the Powerball, something that has a one-in-292,201,338 chance of happening.

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## Can the Powerball be the same as a white ball?

Powerball® tickets print the white ball numbers in numerical order of a given play. You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play to win a prize. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn.

## What happens if you get 3 numbers in Powerball?

Match 3 white numbers + Powerball — \$100. Match 3 white numbers only — \$7. … Match 1 white number + Powerball — \$4. Powerball only — \$4.

## How much is 3 numbers and the Powerball worth?

The prize structure of Powerball below can help you calculate the odds of winning the lottery:

Numbers Matched Prize Odds of Winning
4 + Powerball \$50,000 1 in 913,129.18
4 \$100 1 in 36,525.17
3 + Powerball \$100 1 in 14,494.11
3 \$7 1 in 579.76

## Does Powerball only win anything?

Unfortunately, you don’t win much if you only match one Powerball number, and whether you win anything at all depends on which color you match. … If you matched only the red ball (the Powerball, which is the last number drawn), then you’ll win \$4. You can put that money into buying two more Powerball tickets!

## Is 3 numbers in Powerball a prize?

In this quick and easy guide to playing Powerball, we’ll take you through the different Powerball Division prizes, what the Powerball winning combinations are, and how much you could stand to win.

Jackpot Prize Levels.

Weeks without jackpot Jackpot Prize
1 \$3 Million
2 \$8 Million
3 \$20 Million
4 \$40 Million

## How much does power play cost?

How much do POWERBALL tickets cost? POWERBALL tickets cost \$2 per play. POWERBALL with Power Play tickets cost \$3 per play.

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## How does Powerball pay out?

A Powerball jackpot winner may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment (cash option). For the annuity, the annual payments increase by 5%.