Ca Lottery Powerball

To play Powerball, you must fill in a draw ticket by choosing five main numbers up to 69 and a sixth 'Powerball' number from 1-26. You also have the option to add Power Play to your ticket for an extra cost. Power Play will multiply smaller prizes you could win - learn more about that further down.

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For the main draw, tickets are priced at US $2 and you can win by matching 3-5 main draw numbers even if you don't match the Powerball. If you do match the Powerball, you've definitely won a prize, as there are payouts for matching anywhere between zero and all five of the main draw numbers.

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To win the jackpot - which is often the biggest in the world - you'll need to match all five main draw numbers and the Powerball. This is unlike most other lotteries where the second pot is a 'bonus ball' or a second chance to win. On Powerball, it's just as important as any other number on your ticket (and arguably more so).

Quick Guide

A Powerball prize of $1.586 billion was split between three winners in January 2016. A $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize in October 2018 was claimed anonymously by a South Carolinian. The Show Me feature allows you to view the winning numbers on your desktop without the need to open your browser. These include Daily Derby, Powerball, Mega Millions, SuperLotto Plus, Fantasy 5, Daily 3 (Midday, Evening), and Daily 4. How old do I have to be to play the California Lottery? In the state of California, you must be 18 years or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.

  1. Choose five numbers from 1-69.
  2. Choose one Powerball number from 1-26.
  3. Add PowerPlay (if you wish).
  4. Win by matching 3-5 main balls (without Powerball) or 0-5 main balls with the Powerball.
  5. If you added PowerPlay, some non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by the value of the PowerPlay multiplier.

PowerPlay

PowerPlay is your chance to boost any non-jackpot prizes you win and it only costs an extra US $1 per ticket. The Power Play is drawn using a random number generator (RNG). One selection is made from a pool of 42 balls, each marked with a multiplier amount: 24 marked 2x, 13 marked 3x, three marked 4x, two marked 5x, and a single 10x multiplier which is added as well if the jackpot for that draw is below US $150 million.

If you win a non-jackpot prize in the main draw, and have selected the Power Play option on your ticket, then you are guaranteed to have your prize increased according to the multiple on the ball drawn - up to an impressive 10x. The only exception to this is if you match five numbers, when the increased prize is fixed at US $2 million.

Rule Changes

Changes to the Powerball game rules came into effect on October 4th 2015 for the October 7th draw. The changes reduced the chances of a jackpot win and improved the chances of winning any other prize as the table below illustrates. The changes ensured that the Powerball jackpot grows faster and higher that it did prior to the October 7th 2015 draw.

DrawsMain Number RangePowerball Number RangeWinning Jackpot OddsWinning Any Prize Odds
Pre October 7th 20151 - 591 - 351 in 176 million1 in 31.85
October 7th 2015 Onwards1 - 691 - 261 in 292 million1 in 24.87

Draw Times

Powerball has two draws a week, on Wednesday and Saturday nights at .

State Variations

Some states have variations to certain aspects of the game; for example, the amount of time you have to claim your prize might depend on where you bought your ticket. The closing time for ticket sales changes between different states. Officially it can be anywhere from an hour or more before the draw takes place. California's prize dividends are pari-mutuel meaning the prize amount will vary depending on the number of winners and tickets sold (this excludes the jackpot which is the same as the national publicised jackpot). To be clear, the game play is exactly the same from state to state.

We suggest you play online to avoid missing the cut-off for ticket sales. You're less likely to miss the expiration date for any claims too as the messenger service will alert you if you've won by phone and/or email.

Play Online

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Contrary to popular belief, the official Powerball site stipulates that non-residents of the United States can participate in the Powerball lottery.

Canadians can participate in the Powerball lottery by using an online lottery service – a relatively new phenomenon that gives players access to numerous lottery games no matter where they're based. It's important to note that any online lottery service linked to or from Powerball.ca has been tested and vetted by the Powerball.ca editorial staff. Annie duke poker strategy.

The process of playing Powerball online is simple and straight forward:

Effective January 29, 2021: Lottery District Offices Are Open for Claim Drop-off

NOTICE: California Lottery District Offices are now open to the public for the secure acceptance of drop-off claims. We are only accepting completed claim forms for drop-off and procedures have been implemented at all District Offices to maximize health and safety for everyone. Plan your visit to Lottery District Offices by following the requirements here.
We continue to encourage winners to claim their prize via mail and avoid a visit to the District Office. For complete instructions on how to claim a prize by mail, please visit our Claim A Prize page. Please note the processing time for claims may be delayed due to necessary observance of social distancing guidelines and procedures.
Lottery Headquarters are temporarily closed to the public, so viewing the nightly draw in person will not be possible until further notice.

Scratchers Availability

California Lottery offices, facilities and games continue to operate, and have been impacted by recent public health and safety guidelines. In order to maximize the health and safety of our team members and of the public, the Lottery is following strict social distancing protocols at our distribution centers, our district offices, our headquarters and all other points of our supply chain. While we continue to ship Scratchers® to our retailers, your retailer may not have all Scratchers® available. Thank you to our retailers and players for your patience during these unprecedented times.

Powerball® Game Update

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the national Powerball Product Group has taken additional steps to ensure that ticket sales can support the Powerball jackpot and lower-tier prizes. Minimum starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases have been eliminated. Future jackpots will instead be determined by sales and the estimated amount for each draw will be advertised as usual.
These changes are expected to remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Please check the California Lottery website, mobile app, and retail signage for the most up-to-date jackpot amounts. The game matrix, odds and $2 price point remain the same.

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Powerball Advance Play - Due to game changes outlined above, the California Lottery is offering a refund option for Powerball Advance Plays meeting these criteria:

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  • Advance Play purchased before and including April 2, for draws after March 25.
  • To obtain a refund, please download and complete the Advance Play Refund Form and follow the instructions for returning the form to the Lottery.

All Advance Play purchases are still valid and Advance Play is still available if players wish to participate. This refund is only applicable to Advance Play purchases made for Powerball and Mega Millions during the specified timeframe and specific draws listed above.

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Mega Millions® Game Update

The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global COVID-19 pandemic.
The starting jackpot and the rate at which the jackpot increases will be established based on game sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimum amount. These changes are expected to remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Please check the California Lottery website, mobile app, and retail signage for the most up-to-date jackpot amounts. The game matrix, odds and $2 price point remain the same.

Mega Millions Advance Play - Due to game changes outlined above, the California Lottery is offering a refund option for Mega Millions Advance Plays meeting these criteria:

  • Advance Play purchased before and including April 3, for draws after April 3, 2020.
  • To obtain a refund, please download and complete the Advance Play Refund Form and follow the instructions for returning the form to the Lottery.

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All Advance Play purchases are still valid and Advance Play is still available if players wish to participate. This refund is only applicable to Advance Play purchases made for Powerball and Mega Millions during the specified timeframe and specific draws listed above.