Power Play is an option that players can add to their Powerball ticket to multiply the value of non-jackpot prizes. During each Powerball draw on Wednesday and Saturday nights, a separate Power Play number is drawn ahead of the main numbers.
Everyone who opted-in to Power Play and who wins a non-jackpot prize has it multiplied by that figure. The only exception is the Match 5 prize of $1 million, which becomes $2 million for Power Play ticket holders, no matter which number is drawn.
You add Power Play when you buy a Powerball ticket by checking the box on your playslip and paying an additional $1 per line. You cannot play it separately and you cannot opt in later. You do not need to pick an extra number to participate in Power Play; the number drawn applies to all players who took up the option.
Power Play Multipliers
The Power Play can provide 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x the value of non-jackpot prizes, although the 10x multiplier is only available when the jackpot is worth less than $150 million.
Here are the Power Play multipliers, the odds of each being drawn, and the effect they have on a Match 4+1 prize of $50,000.
|Odds||1 in 1.79||1 in 3.31||1 in 14.33||1 in 21.5||1 in 43|
|Payout on Match 4+1
Prizes of $50,000
Power Play Prizes
For an extra $1 per play, ticket holders can participate in Power Play. The table below demonstrates how much you could win if your prize is multiplied:
|Prize Tier||Base Prize Amount||Power Play x 2||Power Play x 3||Power Play x 4||Power Play x 5||Power Play x 10|
|Match 5 + Powerball||Jackpot||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Match 4 + Powerball||$50,000||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|Match 3 + Powerball||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1000|
|Match 2 + Powerball||$7||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|Match 1 + Powerball||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
|*A Power Play Match 5 prize will be set at $2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number drawn.|
When 10x Multiplier is in Place
The 10x Power Play multiplier is available when the Powerball jackpot is worth $150 million or less.
|Power Play Multiplier||Odds|
|10x||1 in 43|
|5x||1 in 21.5|
|4x||1 in 14.33|
|3x||1 in 3.31|
|2x||1 in 1.79|
When 10x Multiplier is Not in Place
The 10x multiplier is not available when the Powerball jackpot is worth more than $150 million.
Powerball’s Power Play add-on multiplies the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times, depending on which Power Play number is drawn.