Powerball Power Play

Power Play is an optional add-on for your Powerball ticket that increases any non-jackpot prizes won by up to 10 times, according to the Power Play number that's drawn. If you're lucky enough to win any prize below the jackpot, Power Play will multiply your win. A separate Power Play number is drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday night.

In order to use Power Play, you will need to add it to your ticket at the time of purchase. The cost is an extra $1.00 per play. The Powerball top prize starts at $20 million, then rolls over and increases with each draw until someone wins it. Check the current Powerball jackpot for the next draw.

For a full breakdown of the game's nine prize tiers, visit the Powerball prizes and odds page. The iconic lottery has a $1 million Match 5 second-tier payout if your numbers match all five white balls drawn.

Power Play Numbers

The Power Play number drawn may be 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x. The 10x multiplier may only be drawn when the top prize is below $150 million.

The table below shows the Power Play numbers, the chances of each multiplier being selected, and an example of the effect on a Match 4+1 prize of $50,000.

Power Play Numbers
Power Play 2X 3X 4X 5X 10X
Odds 1 in 1.79 1 in 3.31 1 in 14.33 1 in 21.5 1 in 43
Impact on $50,000 Match 4+1 Win $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000

Power Play FAQs

Do you need Power Play to win the jackpot?

No. Power Play does not affect the jackpot and is not required to win it. To hit the jackpot, you must match all six numbers drawn: the five white balls plus the red Powerball. If you added Power Play to your ticket, it does not increase a jackpot win; Power Play only multiplies prizes below the jackpot.

How much do you win if you get the Powerball with Power Play?

If you've added Power Play to your ticket and only match the red Powerball number, Power Play will increase the value of the prize by up to 10X, according to the Power Play number drawn.

How does Power Play work with Match 5?

Power Play always doubles the Match 5 second-tier prize for matching all five white ball numbers. Power Play increases Match 5 from $1 million to $2 million, irrespective of which Power Play number is drawn.

Power Play in Idaho and Montana

Idaho and Montana are the only two Powerball jurisdictions to make Power Play a standard feature of a Powerball ticket, rather than an add-on. Since August 23, 2021, Power Play is automatically part of any Powerball ticket purchased in the Gem State. Montana joined Idaho in making Power Play a standard feature of the game in July 2022. This change happened along with the state beginning to offer the Double Play option.

It is not possible to remove Power Play from your ticket. Reflecting this change, the price of a ticket also increased to $3.00.