Powerball is a world-famous game that gives Virginia players the chance at record-breaking jackpots. Match all six numbers to win a top prize that starts at $20 million and keeps rolling over and growing until it's won - often hitting values in the hundreds of millions. Draws are held three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 PM ET. Sales are paused prior to the draw, so get your tickets before 10:00 PM on draw nights to enter the next game. On this page, find out how to play, details on the nine prize levels, and the odds of taking home a payout. Add Power Play to multiply any prizes won below the jackpot.
How to Play
Will you be the next Virginia Powerball multimillionaire? Simply follow these steps to start playing:
- Choose five white ball numbers from 1 through 69 and a red Powerball number from 1 through 26. You can also select Easy Pick and the lottery computer will randomly choose some or all of your numbers.
- To multiply any non-jackpot prizes, add the Power Play option for an extra $1.
- Complete your purchase by 10:00 PM ET on draw nights, and remember to check your numbers after the draw!
Power Play is an optional prize multiplier add-on for your ticket that costs $1 more. Before every Powerball draw, a separate Power Play number is randomly selected. If you win a prize other than the jackpot, its value will be multipled by the Power Play number - 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or even 10x the original amount. 10x is only available when the top prize is $150 million or less.
The exception is the $1 million Match 5 second prize for matching the five white balls. Power Play always doubles it to $2 million, regardless of which number is drawn.
Powerball Prizes and Odds
There are a total of nine ways to win a Powerball payout. Match the five white balls plus the red Powerball to hit the jackpot. The top prize has a starting value of $20 million and continues increasing until someone matches all six numbers to take it home. All other prize tiers are set cash amounts. Here are the nine prize levels and chances of winning:
|Match 5 + Powerball||1 in 292,201,338||Jackpot|
|Match 5||1 in 11,688,053||$1 million|
|Match 4 + Powerball||1 in 913,129||$50,000|
|Match 4||1 in 36,525||$100|
|Match 3 + Powerball||1 in 14,494||$100|
|Match 3||1 in 579||$7|
|Match 2 + Powerball||1 in 701||$7|
|Match 1 + Powerball||1 in 91||$4|
|Powerball only||1 in 38||$4|
|Overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.87.|
Power Play Prizes and Odds
Check the table below to see how the Power Play add-on can multiply any prizes won below the jackpot. Power Play will double the Match 5 prize to $2,000,000 no matter which Power Play number is drawn. The 10x multiplier may be drawn when the jackpot is worth $150 million or less.
|Prize Level||2x Power Play||3x Power Play||4x Power Play||5x Power Play||10x Power Play|
|Match 4 + Powerball||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|Match 3 + Powerball||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|Match 2 + Powerball||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|Match 1 + Powerball||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|