HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL
What is Powerball?
Powerball is a draw game where the goal is to match your numbers with the winning numbers selected in the drawing. There are nine different ways to win!
Ticket Price: $2
Drawings: Wednesday and Saturday
What is Power Play?
Power Play multiplies your winnings*** by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10**** times. Mark the Power Play box or ask the cashier for the Power Play option when you purchase your ticket. The Power Play number is randomly selected just before each drawing.
Additional Cost: $1 per game
Applies To: All prizes except the jackpot
How to Purchase Tickets and Play
How to Purchase a Ticket
Find an Arizona Lottery retailer. Powerball tickets cost $2 per game and are available for purchase at the counter of Arizona Lottery Retailers and at Arizona Lottery vending machines. Tickets cannot be purchased online.
How to Choose Your Numbers
There are three ways to choose your numbers.
To let the computer select the numbers for you, choose a Quick Pick on the vending machine or tell the cashier you want a Quick Pick at the time of your purchase.
To choose your own numbers, fill out a selection slip or tell the cashier which six numbers you would like to select:
- 5 white numbers (1 – 69)
- 1 Powerball number (1 – 26)
You can also choose your own numbers for just the white numbers or just the red Powerball number, and use Quick Pick for the other number(s).
Multiply Your Winnings
When purchasing a ticket, you can add on Power Play for just an additional $1 per game to multiply your winnings*** by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10**** times. Tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark it on your selection slip. Just before the Powerball drawing, a Power Play number will be selected, and your winnings will be multiplied by that amount!
How to Check the Winning Numbers
You can find the winning numbers online, or you can check your tickets by using a ticket scanner at an Arizona Lottery retailer or by calling the Winning Numbers Hotline:
- Phoenix: 480.829.7425
- Tucson: 520.325.9141
- All Other Areas: 800.499.3798
How to Claim Your Winnings
All Arizona Lottery retailers will redeem prizes up to $100, and may redeem prizes up to $599. Find a Location
Redeem your prize by completing a Winner’s Claim Form, then mailing it or bringing it to the Phoenix or Tucson Arizona Lottery office. See our Winner’s Brochure to learn more.
Jackpot Payment Options
If you win the jackpot, you have 60 days to choose a payment option:
- 30-year annuity
- Lump-sum cash – which will be approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot
If you do not select cash or annuity within the 60 days, your prize will be paid as an annuity.
What are the odds of winning Powerball?
The overall odds of winning a cash prize are approximately 1 in 24.87.
When are Powerball drawings held?
Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
How often can I play my numbers?
You can play your numbers for up to 10 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Draw box on your selection slip.
How long do I have to claim a Powerball prize?
You have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim a prize. Once a ticket has expired, it cannot be redeemed even if it is a winner.
What happens if multiple people win the jackpot?
The players will share the jackpot in equal amounts.
How many Arizonans have won the Powerball jackpot?
Since Arizona joined Powerball on April 4, 1994, the state has sold 12 winning jackpot tickets:
- April 1, 2017 – $60 million
- November 28, 2012 – $587.5 million
- December 1, 2011 – $95.3 million
- January 27, 2007 – $15 million
- November 1, 2006 – $47.05 million
- December 22, 2004 – $10.3 million
- January 26, 2002 – $95.3 million
- April 15, 2001 – $83.9 million
- November 16, 1996 – $22 million
- April 12, 1995 – $77 million
- March 4, 1995 – $101 million
- April 27, 1994 – $5.2 million
The number of winning tickets is proportional to Arizona’s population when compared to that of other Powerball states.
*Sales stop on draw nights at 6:59 p.m. Arizona time from the second Sunday in March through the first Saturday in November and at 7:59 pm Arizona time from the first Sunday in November through the second Saturday in March.
**The Arizona State Lottery official audited records of the numbers that were drawn will determine the winner rather than the numbers televised or published on the web. Drawing prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.
***Winning the Match 5 prize (all 5 white balls) still pays $2 million regardless of the multiplier number drawn. Power Play does not apply to the jackpot.
****The Power Play 10X feature will be available when the annuitized jackpot amount is $150,000,000 or less.
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