Powerball Double Play
Double Play is a game that can be added on to Powerball to give you another chance to win great prizes, with a jackpot of $10 million available in every drawing. Double Play launched in August 2021 and is only played in some states.
Where is Double Play available?
Double Play is currently available in the following 17 locations - Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. More states and jurisdictions could join in the future.
How Double Play Works
To play, you just need to select the Double Play option on your Powerball play slip if it is available in the state where you are buying your ticket. There is an additional cost of $1 per play, making the total cost $3 for one entry into both Powerball and Double Play.
You don't need to select any numbers specifically for Double Play, as your numbers for the main game are also used for Double Play.
Double Play drawings take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, immediately after every Powerball draw is held at 10:59pm EST. Just like Powerball, five main numbers from 1 to 69 are drawn at random, plus 1 Powerball from 1 to 26. It's a different set of numbers, with black balls for the main numbers, and an entirely separate draw, so the same numbers can appear in both Powerball and Double Play.
You cannot play Double Play on its own without taking part in Powerball. There is no Power Play feature in Double Play.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
Double Play has all the same prize levels as Powerball and the same odds of winning. However, the payouts you can win are different. In the majority of the categories the prize is actually even higher in Double Play.
Unlike Powerball, however, the Double Play jackpot does not roll over. It is fixed at $10 million for every draw even if nobody wins. The grand prize is shared if more than one player matches all the numbers. This is a cash sum rather than an annuity figure - there is no option to take the jackpot as an annuity in Double Play.
The table below shows what you can win in Double Play. It's possible that you could win a prize in both Powerball and Double Play if the right combination of winning numbers is drawn.
|Prize Level||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|Match 5 + Powerball||1 in 292,201,338||$10 million|
|Match 5||1 in 11,688,053||$500,000|
|Match 4 + Powerball||1 in 913,129||$50,000|
|Match 4||1 in 36,525||$500|
|Match 3 + Powerball||1 in 14,494||$500|
|Match 3||1 in 579||$20|
|Match 2||1 in 701||$20|
|Match 1||1 in 91||$10|
|Powerball only||1 in 38||$7|
The overall odds of winning a Double Play prize are 1 in 24.87.