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Powerball® is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. CST every Wednesday and Saturday. Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 59 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 35. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot, which starts at $40 million and grows until someone wins. If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each Powerball® play is $2. For an additional dollar, you can add the PowerPlay® option to multiply non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times (except the Match 5 prize, which is a set at $2 million).
HOW TO PLAY:
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS: Select 1 from 59 numbers and 1 out of 35 numbers for the Powerball®. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box for randomly-generated numbers.
- BUY YOUR TICKET: Powerball® tickets cost $2 per play. The PowerPlay® option adds $1 per play. Powerball® sales are suspended one hour prior to the draw. Once a Powerball® ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled. Powerball® tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.
- PLAY MUTLIPLE DRAWINGS: Request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
- CHECK YOUR TICKETS: Winning numbers are available at myarkansaslottery.com, from your local retailer, or by calling 501.682.4966.
POWERBALL® FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Where is Powerball® drawn?
A: Powerball® drawings are held in Florida. Past draws are available to watch online.
Q: Is it possible for the Powerball® number to be the same as one of the five white ball numbers?
A: Yes. The five white ball numbers and the one Powerball® number are drawn from separate sets of balls, so the Powerball® number could be the same as one of the white ball numbers.
Q: Which has better odds — picking my own numbers or requesting a Quick Pick?
A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.
Q: What is PowerPlay®?
A: PowerPlay® can be added to any Powerball® play as an option to increase non-jackpot winnings by as much as a million dollars. A multiplier of 2, 3, 4 or 5 is randomly selected during the drawing for determining PowerPlay® prizes for the bottom seven Powerball® prize tiers. The multiplier will not apply to the match-5 prize; instead the Powerball® with PowerPlay® prize will be set at $2 million.
Points for Prizes®
Q: Can I enter non-winning Powerball® tickets in Points for Prizes®?
A: Yes. Winning and non-winning numbers from terminal-generated games like Powerball® are eligible. Visit https://theclub.aslplayerservices.com/pia to enter and add Points for Prizes® points to your account. Points for Prizes® codes from terminal-generated games must be entered within 180 days of purchase date and/or the last draw date printed on the front of the ticket.
Play It Again™
Q: Can I enter non-winning Powerball® tickets in Play It Again™?
Q: How much do Powerball® tickets cost?
A: Powerball® tickets cost $2 per play. The PowerPlay® option costs an additional $1 per play.
Q: Can I purchase Powerball® tickets in advance?
A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 20 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.
Q: How late can I purchase Powerball® tickets on a draw night?
A: Powerball® sales are suspended one hour prior to the draw.
Q: Can a Powerball® ticket be voided or canceled?
A: No. Once a Powerball® ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.
Q: Can I buy Powerball tickets online or by mail?
A: No. Powerball® tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.
Prizes and Claims
Q: Do Powerball® tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.
Q: Do I have to match the numbers in the exact order drawn?
A: No. The order of the white ball numbers drawn does not matter, but the one red ball (Powerball®) must match the Powerball® number on the ticket.
Q: Can I redeem a winning Powerball® ticket in any state?
A: Although the winning numbers are the same in all Powerball® states, a ticket must be redeemed in the state in which it was purchased.
Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?
A: Powerball® prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately.
Q: If the Powerball® is drawn from a set of 35 balls, why are the odds of winning with just the Powerball® not 1 in 35?
A: The odds of winning the $4 prize for matching just the Powerball® are 1 in 55 because those odds are a combination of (1) matching the Powerball® and (2) not matching any of the white ball numbers. The odds of matching the Powerball® and one white ball are 1 in 111.
Q: What happens if more than one person wins the jackpot?
A: If there is more than one jackpot-winning ticket, the prize will be split equally between the jackpot-winning tickets.
Q: Why does a jackpot winner receive a smaller cash amount than the advertised jackpot?
A: The advertised jackpot is the total amount won if a winner selects an annuity over 30 annual payments (29 years). The amount of cash on hand is actually less than that and the advertised jackpot is what the cash on hand would total if invested over the 29 years. If a player chooses a lump sum, the player does not receive the interest that the cash on hand would have earned over 29 years. Applicable withholding taxes will also be deducted.
Q: What happens if the jackpot is not claimed?
A: If the jackpot is not claimed within the time frame set by the jurisdiction in which it was won (180 days in Arkansas), the jackpot funds will be returned to the states based on each state’s proportion of the sales that contributed to that jackpot.
Q: What happens if an annuity prizewinner dies?
A: Annual prize payments can continue to be paid to the winner’s heirs, or the annuity may be cashed out by the estate.
For more information, please visit www.powerball.com.
Powerball® Prizes & Odds
|Matching Balls||Powerball® Prizes||Game Odds|
||Jackpot!||1 in 175,223,510|
||$1,000,000||1 in 5,153,633|
||$10,000||1 in 648,976|
||$100||1 in 19,088|
||$100||1 in 12,245|
||$7||1 in 360|
||$7||1 in 706|
||$4||1 in 111|
||$4||1 in 55|
Drawings at 9:59 P.M. CST Wednesday & Saturday
Overall odds of winning a prize are in 1 in 31.85.
Powerball® PowerPlay® Prizes
|Matching Balls||X2 Odds: 1 in 2||X3 Odds: 1 in 3.33||X4 Odds: 1 in 10||X5 Odds: 1 in 10|
CURRENT ESTIMATED ANNUITIZED JACKPOT
Powerball Winners Data - May 23, 2015
|Jackpot (Match 5 + Powerball)||$137,800,000||0||N/A||N/A||0|
|Match 4 + Powerball||$10,000||1||$40,000||0||1|
|Match 3 + Powerball||$100||4||$400||3||7|
|Match 2 + Powerball||$7||90||$28||71||161|
|Match 1 + Powerball||$4||524||$16||406||930|
|Match Powerball Only||$4||997||$16||718||1,715|
|Total Winning Tickets||1,782||1,327||3,109|
Click here to see past winners data from Arkansas.
See past winning numbers by date:
Check My Powerball® Tickets
If you would like to see if you could have won with your numbers in the LAST 180 DAYS, enter numbers here.
Enter your numbers in the boxes below and click "Check My Tickets." We'll search the past 180 days to see if these numbers have been drawn as part of a winning combination. You may check up to five plays at a time. Individual plays are listed in order of A, B, C, etc., on your ticket.
To use the autotab feature when entering your numbers, you need to prefix single-digit numbers with a zero. Example: enter 01 for the number 1.
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