There are nine different ways to win Powerball prizes in every draw, based on how many numbers you match. You can win $4 just for matching the Powerball, while the jackpot is won by matching all five main numbers plus the Powerball. The top prize starts at $20 million ( * During the Coronavirus pandemic, the starting jackpot may be lower than this) and increases every time it is not won.
If there are multiple winners of the jackpot, it will be shared equally between them. The eight prizes below the jackpot are fixed amounts, so for these prizes there is a guaranteed payout regardless of how many winning players there are. Go to the Powerball Numbers page to see the latest prize payouts.
The Powerball payout chart below shows how many numbers you need to match to win the different prizes and the odds of winning each. You can also see statistics about past winners in each division.
Winners Per Draw
|Winners in Last Draw|
|Match 5 + PB||Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338||0||4||0.1||0|
|Match 5||$1,000,000||1 in 1,688,054||0||89||2.6||0|
|Match 4 + PB||$50,000||1 in 913,129||1||827||23.6||11|
|Match 4||$100||1 in 36,525||136||20,544||710.8||231|
|Match 3 + PB||$100||1 in 14,494||329||47,685||1,385.5||629|
|Match 3||$7||1 in 580||9,160||1,164,124||40,118.3||16,210|
|Match 2 + PB||$7||1 in 701||7,441||895,097||25,830.1||14,028|
|Match 1 + PB||$4||1 in 92||60,368||6,343,237||181,473.9||107,399|
|Match 0 + PB||$4||1 in 38||0||14,595,721||405,545.0||264,992|
|The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are approximately 1 in 24.9|
Figures calculated using results drawn between April 22nd 1992 and January 27th 2021.
View the different Powerball prizes on offer in our comprehensive payout chart, along with Power Play prizes and the odds of winning at each level.
Didn’t win the Powerball? You might still get a payout
No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing on Wednesday night.
The jackpot jumps to an estimated $550 million for Saturday’s drawing. That would make it the nation’s 8th largest lottery prize ever.
But if you played the game but didn’t win the jackpot, there is still hope for a payout. You still could be a winner if you matched even a couple of numbers.
According to the official Powerball website, anyone who matches three or more numbers, or just the Powerball, walks away with a prize. Match at least one number and the Powerball, and you’re a winner.
The following is a break down of what you can win, depending upon how many numbers you picked correctly:
Five numbers but not the Powerball: $1 million
Four numbers AND the Powerball: $50,000
Four numbers but not the Powerball: $100
Three numbers AND the Powerball: $100
Three numbers but not the Powerball: $7
Two numbers AND the Powerball: $7
One number AND the Powerball: $4
Match only the Powerball: $4
If you select the Power Play option, for an additional $1, when buying your Powerball ticket, your prize amount will increase depending upon the Power Play number drawn. The Power Play number is chosen in a separate drawing from the Powerball and does not apply if you hit the Powerball jackpot. Power Play numbers that can be chosen are 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly 10 (if the jackpot is $150 million or less).
If you match five Powerball numbers but not the Powerball and chose a Power Play option on your ticket, your prize automatically doubles regardless of the number that comes up in the Power Play drawing. If you chose the Power Play option and won any other prize in the drawing, besides the jackpot or five-number match, the prize amount will be multiplied by the Power Play number.
For example, if you won $4 and the Power Play number is 5, your prize amount will increase to $20.
Didn't win the Powerball jackpot? You could still be a winner if you matched even a couple of numbers.