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 Wednesday May 27th, 2015. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.
Related: Mega Millions
Prize Draw Information:
The last jackpot drawn on Wednesday May 27th, 2015 for Powerball was $154,000,000
The next estimated Powerball jackpot is
Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws):
Powerball Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
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 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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