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Powerball is played across 43 states and two jurisdictions in North America and is best known for generating jackpots that run into hundreds of millions of dollars. Powerball is a two-drum game with two separate ball pools. The first pool consists of 59 white balls and the second has 35 red balls. Players are required to match five white numbers and one red number, known as the Powerball, to win the jackpot. There are a further eight prize tiers rewarding players who match fewer numbers. Powerball jackpots start at a minimum of $40 million.

This Powerball data includes all draws up to and including Saturday February 28th, 2015. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.

Related: Mega Millions

Prize Draw Information:

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Saturday February 28th, 2015 for Powerball was $80,000,000

The next estimated Powerball jackpot is $90,000,000
which will be drawn on Wednesday March 4th, 2015.

Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws):

Draw Date: Winning Numbers: Draw Detail:
Saturday February 28th, 2015
11
17
25
28
46
12
2
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Wednesday February 25th, 2015
17
19
21
32
39
8
3
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Saturday February 21st, 2015
10
14
18
34
51
26
2
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Wednesday February 18th, 2015
1
9
29
32
49
22
2
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Saturday February 14th, 2015
1
24
44
45
51
28
2
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Wednesday February 11th, 2015
11
13
25
39
54
19
3
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Saturday February 7th, 2015
5
10
21
34
58
33
5
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Wednesday February 4th, 2015
24
36
51
52
56
22
2
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Saturday January 31st, 2015
5
11
16
26
50
34
2
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Wednesday January 28th, 2015
12
24
35
36
49
1
5
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Powerball Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Lottery Odds

Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 59 and 1 Powerball from a separate pool of 35.

Numbers Matched Odds (Rounded)
5 Main Numbers + Powerball (Jackpot) 1 in 175,223,510
5 Main Numbers 1 in 5,153,633
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 648,976
4 Main Numbers 1 in 19,088
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 12,245
3 Main Numbers 1 in 360
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 706
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 111
Powerball Only 1 in 55

Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 32

Powerball Draw Details:

The Powerball lottery is drawn on the following days and times
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Powerball History

The multi-jurisdictional Powerball game was first launched in 1988 as Lotto*America before being renamed as Powerball in April 1992. At the launch, the number matrix required players to match five white numbers from a pool of 55 and one red number from a pool of 43.

In March 2001 an optional multiplier named Powerplay was introduced, which gave players the chance to multiply non-jackpot winnings by up to five times their value. The Powerplay number was drawn from a third drum following the main draw.

In November 2009 the number matrix was changed, requiring players to match five white numbers from 59, and one red number from 39.

In January 2012 Powerball underwent a series of format changes, which included the change to the current number matrix being played today. Other changes included raising the minimum jackpot and increasing the second-tier prize. The Powerplay option was amended to offer fixed prize amounts in lieu of the multiplier format.

In January 2014 Powerplay reverted to the drum format, once again offering players the chance to win up to five times the prize value, depending on the Powerplay number drawn in all prize tiers except in the jackpot and Match 5.


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