POWERBALL is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $20 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000! Each POWERBALL wager costs $2. For $1 more, add Power Play for an opportunity to increase your base POWERBALL winnings.
Drawing Dates & Times
Drawings are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. You can purchase tickets until 9:45 p.m. For winning numbers scroll down to check your numbers or call the Lot-Line 202-678-3333.
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Check Your Numbers
Are you holding a winning ticket? Here’s an easy way to find out
Enter 5 White Ball Numbers (01-69) and 1 PowerBall Number (01-26)
How to Play
Each POWERBALL wager costs $2.00. Play up to five wagers on one bet slip. Purchase your POWERBALL tickets in advance for 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18, and 20 consecutive draws.
You must purchase your POWERBALL ticket by 9:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
Choose Your Numbers
Choose your own numbers on the bet slip. Select five numbers from one through sixty-nine, then select one POWERBALL number from one through twenty-six.
Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer randomly choose your numbers.
Power Play with Multiplier: Multiplies prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10! Power Play costs an additional $1 for each $2 bet and can only be purchased along with a base Powerball game play. To play Power Play, mark YES on the POWERBALL bet slip or ask your agent for Power Play. Power Play applies to all boards on the bet slip.
Check Results to See if You’ve Won!
Check to see if you are a winner by using the above “Check My Numbers” search tool or view past winning numbers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What changes have occurred to the POWERBALL game?
An updated version of the POWERBALL game will debut with changes that should continue to deliver big jackpots while upping some other significant prizes in the game. Plays will still cost $2 each, and there will be better overall odds of winning any prize, a big bump up to $50,000 for the game’s third prize level, and a chance for players to multiply most winnings by up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less..
When will the changes take effect?
Sales in the redesigned game will begin on Sunday, October 4, and the first drawing with the new features will be on Wednesday, October 7. There will be changes to both sets of numbers that players use. Players may choose their first five numbers from a set of 69 (currently 59) white balls and their POWERBALL from a pool of 26 (currently 35) red balls. The end result will be better overall odds of winning any prize with extended odds of winning the jackpot.
What does this mean for players?
POWERBALL jackpots will continue to start at $40 million and the game’s second prize for matching the first five numbers but missing the POWERBALL will still be $1 million. The game’s third prize level gets a significant five-fold increase from $10,000 to $50,000 for matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL.
The game’s Power Play option also will get a big expansion with a 10X feature. Currently, players can multiply many prizes by up to five times by adding the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play. Under the new design, the Power Play option will be expanded to multiply most prizes (except the jackpot and Match 5 level) by up to 10 times whenever the game’s advertised annuitized jackpot is $150 million or less. The Match 5 prize of $1 million will continue to double to $2 million with the Power Play added.POWERBALL is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $20 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000! Each POWERBALL wager costs $2. For $1 more, add Power Play for an opportunity to increase your base POWERBALL winnings.
DC man wins Powerball drawing to become first millionaire of 2021
January 1, 2021, 12:00 PM
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A Northwest D.C. man became the first millionaire of 2021 overnight after winning a special Powerball drawing on live TV.
Carlos Mabry’s family was among five families randomly chosen through a nationwide contest to take part in the special drawing during ABC’s broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”
Out of those families, one was randomly chosen to win $1 million.
Mabry was lucky enough to be the winner.
“Tell me what is flowing through your body and blood right now,” said host Ryan Seacrest, asking for Mabry’s reaction.
Mabry was speechless, seeming to gasp for breath and only repeated the words, “Oh my,” until he exclaimed: “All glory to God!”
According to WJLA, a D.C.-area ABC affiliate that interviewed Mabry separately, Mabry plans to donate money to a number of places, including his church and a local food bank.
The other four families in the competition won some pretty nice prizes as well.
Just for making it to the pool of finalists, they each received a $12,500 cash prize and a 70-inch LED TV, among other prizes.A man who lives in Northwest D.C. became the first millionaire of 2021 overnight after winning a special Powerball drawing on live television. ]]>