Once you decide to play Powerball online, you will have to decide whether you want to add the Power Play multiplier to your tickets. On theLotter, this feature is available with only one additional click. The Powerball multiplier called Power Play increases the value of the secondary prizes you win. From the way to add the Power Play to you ticket to the odds of each Power Play multiplier, get all the info you may need on the Powerball Power Play right here.
What is the Power Play on a Powerball ticket?
Power Play is an exclusive multiplier option of the Powerball lottery, which can multiply your secondary wins by 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 10. The value of the jackpot influences whether or not the x10 multiplier appears in the draw.
Note: The Power Play allows ticket holders to increase their secondary wins up to 10 times, only if the prize pool does not exceed $ 150 Million.
Also, the Power Play option is not available in California.
How Does Powerball’s Power Play Work?
If you win a second category prize and have selected the Power Play option during your purchase, your winnings will be multiplied by the number of times indicated by the Power Play that comes out during the Powerball draw. One exception: the second prize which is automatically doubled if you opted for Power Play when purchasing your ticket.
- Tick the Power Play option on your USA Powerball ticket.
- During the official draw, the Power Play is drawn on a grid between 2 and 5 (a Power Play x10 is included if the jackpot amount exceeds USD150 Million).
- The Power Play determines by how many times the secondary prizes are multiplied (from 3rd to 9th prize).
- The Power Play does not apply to the Powerball jackpot
- Power Play x3, x4, x5 or x10 do not apply to the second prize which can only be doubled
How to play Powerball with Power Play online?
Time needed: 1 minute.
When you play Powerball online, you only need a click to add the Power Play multiplier to your ticket. Here’s how:
- Tick the Power Play option
Once you selected your Powerball ticket, all you need to do is tick the Power Play feature under the chosen numbers to add this multiplier option.
- You are done – Wait for the Powerball results
All you had to do to add the Power Play to your Powerball ticket was done, you now need to make the purchase of your ticket and wait for the results. If you win any secondary prizes, these will be multiplied by up to 10 times! Good luck!
How do USA Powerball prizes increase with the Power play?
In our table below you can see how the Powerball Power Play influences the secondary prizes of the Powerball lottery:
|Match||Prize||Power Play x2||Power Play x3||Power Play x4||Power Play x5||Power Play x10|
|⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪||USD1 Million||USD2 Million||USD2 Million||USD2 Million||USD2 Million||USD2 Million|
|⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||USD50.000||USD100.000||USD150.000||USD200.000||USD250.000||USD500.000|
|⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||USD100||USD200||USD300||USD400||USD500||USD1.000|
|⚪⚪ + 🔴||USD7||USD14||USD21||USD28||USD35||USD70|
|⚪ + 🔴||USD4||USD8||USD12||USD16||USD20||USD40|
How do you choose the Powerball Power Play?
The Power Play number is selected entirely at random, by a ball being drawn of a separate drum after the main numbers and Powerball numbers are drawn. All you can do as a player, is to choose wether you want to add the Powerball Power Play to your ticket during purchase (for a small fee). When the jackpot remains under USD 150 Million, 43 balls are inserted in the drum and Power Plays x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 are available. However, when the jackpot exceeds USD 150 Million, only 42 balls are inserted in the drum and Power Plays x2, x3, x4 and x5 are available. Check out the Powerball odds in the next section.
What are the odds of each Power Play being drawn?
The Powerball Power Play does not influence the odds of winning the Jackpot nor any of the Powerball Prizes actually, but it does influence the payouts you can earn when you become a Powerball winner any of the secondary prizes. See how in the sections above.
The Power Play draw is made from a separate drum containing 42 or 43 balls depending on the value of the jackpot at the moment of the draw.
When the value of the jackpot does not exceed USD 150 Million, the Power Play x10 is added to the game. So the multiplier can be x2, x3, x4, x5 or x10. Here are the odds of each being fired:
|Power Play x2||24||1/1.79|
|Power Play x3||13||1/3.3|
|Power Play x4||3||1/14.3|
|Power Play x5||2||1/21.5|
|Power Play x10||1||1/43|
When the jackpot reaches and exceeds USD 150 Million, the Power Play x10 is taken out of the drum. Here are the probabilities of each of the Powerball Power Play to come out:
|Power Play x2||24||1/2|
|Power Play x3||13||1/3.2|
|Power Play x4||3||1/14|
|Power Play x5||2||1/21|
USA Powerball Power Play FAQs
The USA Powerball offers an amazing feature: its own multiplier – the Power Play. It multiplies the secondary prizes of the American lottery by 2, 3, 4, 5 or even 10 when the jackpot doesn’t exceed USD 150 Million.
Yes of course! If you don’t tick the Power Play option on your Powerball ticket, you will play Powerball without the Power Play. It is that simple!
No, the Power Play is a multiplier feature that multiplies the secondary prizes by up to 2, 3, 4, 5 or even 10 times. However, it does not influence the jackpot nor your odds of winning any of the Powerball’s prizes.
The Power Play x10 is only available when the USA Powerball jackpot does not exceed USD 150 Million.