Players wager $2 that the six numbers they select will match the five numbers selected at random from fifty-nine available numbers and one from a possible thirty-five Powerball® numbers. A multi-million dollar jackpot is awarded to those who match the six numbers.
Subsidiary prizes are awarded for various matches other than the jackpot combination.
Select five (5) numbers, ranging from 1 to 59 as shown in the upper play area of the play slip, and one (1) Powerball® number, ranging from 1 to 35, in the lower play area. Do not erase on play slip. Use separate boards for each set (5/59; 1/35) chosen. Each play costs $2.00 (without PowerPlay option). Each play slip has five (5) boards.
The same numbers for more than one drawing may be played by marking the appropriate "MULTIDRAW" box for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 26 consecutive drawings.
By marking the “QP” box, rather than selecting the six numbers, the computer will draw a “Quick Pick” series of numbers for your wager. Before submitting your play slip, make sure the numbers you have chosen are the ones you want.
Powerball® tickets cannot be cancelled after they are processed by the Retailer.
PowerBall® has become one of the most popular Lottery games due to its extremely high jackpot payouts. As of February 2006, the highest jackpot amount was $365 million, won on February 18, 2006.
With a starting jackpot of $15 million, if no winner is drawn, the jackpot continues to increase by no less than $5 million for each drawing until someone wins.
Drawings are aired locally on WPRI-TV 12 at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball® tickets may be purchased at Retailers until 9:50p.m. on drawing nights.