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New Jersey Lottery
New Jersey Lottery

Powerball

    Twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday night, Powerball® gives you a chance to play for Jackpots starting at an estimated $40 million and growing until someone wins.  With jackpots that big, you're gonna need a bigger wallet!

    Here's How To Play Powerball

    Powerball betslip
    1. 1Purchase a Powerball ticket at any New Jersey Lottery Retailer.
    2. 2Each Powerball play costs $2.00.
    3. 3Select five numbers between 1-69 and one Powerball number between 1-26.
    4. 4If you'd rather have the Lottery computer randomly select your numbers for you, ask your Retailer for a "Quick Pick." Or if you're using a play slip, mark the Quick Pick (QP) circle.
    5. 5Select how you want to be paid if you win - either Annuity (over a 30-year period) or Cash (the present value of the advertised estimated jackpot amount in a lump sum).
    6. 6Power Play (optional): Mark Yes to add Power Play® for an extra $1 per play to increase your non-jackpot prize.
    7. 7MULTI DRAW (optional): To play the same numbers for up to eight consecutive drawings, mark the number of drawings you want, if more than one.
    8. 8Give your play slip to your Retailer. All sales are final.

    Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59 pm.

    For more information, see the Powerball Game Rules

    As with all Lottery tickets, care should be taken not to damage the ticket's barcode. An unreadable barcode could delay payout of a winning ticket if it cannot be scanned.


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    Frequently Asked Questions at Powerball.com

    Odds & Prizes

    Match Prize* Odds (per $2 play)
    Jackpot** 1 : 292,201,338
    $1,000,000 1 : 11,688,054
    $50,000 1 : 913,129
    $100 1 : 36,525
    $100 1 : 14,494
    $7 1 : 580
    $7 1 : 701
    $4 1 : 92
    $4 1 : 38

    Overall odds of winning any prize are approximately 1:25

    POWER PLAY®

    Match Without
    POWER PLAY®
    With 2X
    Multiplier
    With 3X
    Multiplier
    With 4X
    Multiplier
    With 5X
    Multiplier
    With 10X
    Multiplier***
    $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
    $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000
    $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
    $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
    $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
    $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
    $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
    $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40

    *Subject to the published rules of the New Jersey Lottery, the fixed prize amounts indicated here may be pari-mutuel.

    **The jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple winners. The prize is paid in 30 annual installments unless the CASH OPTION is selected.

    ***The 10X multiplier is only available on jackpot levels up to and including $150 million.  May be subject to change.