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All About the Power Play Feature in the US Powerball

We all know and love US Powerball’s record-breaking jackpot prizes, but have you thought about using the lottery’s incredible secondary prize-booster, Power Play? If you haven’t heard about this special Powerball feature or want to learn more, keep reading to find out how you can seriously boost your non-jackpot US Powerball winnings.

What is the Power Play Option in Powerball?

Power Play is a multiplier feature that you can add on to your US Powerball entry whenever you participate in a draw. A lottery multiplier is a prize booster that multiplies secondary prize winnings a certain amount of times, depending on the lottery’s game rules. The Power Play feature can double the second division prize to $2 million and multiply prize winnings from the 3rd to 9th prize divisions by up to five times. For example, if you won the $50,000 Powerball third division prize, the Power Play option can increase your winnings to $500,000!

Powerball Power Play

Power Play does not apply to the US Powerball jackpot, but it can increase all the other prize categories in the game. It can double the $1 million 2nd prize, and it can boost the others to some mouth-watering amounts. In the table below, you can see just how much you stand to win with this amazing multiplier.

How Does Power Play Work in Powerball?

If you’re ready to win a boosted US Powerball prize, all you need to do is select the Power Play option on your entry for a small additional fee and match any one of the secondary prize divisions, with or without the Powerball. Once you win, you’re eligible to receive your significantly increased US Powerball prize.

Power Play Basics

  • The US Powerball Power Play numbers are drawn from a range of 1-5

  • If the annuity for the advertised jackpot is under $150 million, the number 10 is added to the selection.

  • The number drawn determines how many times the secondary prize is multiplied. In other words, the higher the number, the bigger your winnings!

  • The Match 5 second division prize can only be doubled no matter which Power Play number is drawn

Check out how much exactly your secondary prize will be boosted when you win with the US Powerball Power Play feature:

Match No Power Play Power Play x2 Power Play x3 Power Play x4 Power Play x5 Power Play x10

5+ PB

Min. $40 million

Min. $40 million

Min. $40 million

Min. $40 million

Min. $40 million

Min. $40 million

5

$1 million

$2 million

$2 million

$2 million

$2 million

$2 million

4 + PB

$50,000

$100,000

$150,000

$200,000

$250,000

$500,000

4

$100.00

$200.00

$300.00

$400.00

$1,000

$1,000

3 + PB

$100.00

$200.00

$300.00

$400.00

$500.00

$1,000

3

$7.00

$14.00

$21.00

$28.00

$35.00

$70.00

2 + PB

$7.00

$14.00

$21.00

$28.00

$35.00

$70.00

1 + PB

$4.00

$8.00

$12.00

$16.00

$20.00

$40.00

0 + PB

$4.00

$8.00

$12.00

$16.00

$20.00

$40.00

As you can see, winning big for a small price is easy when you play with the Power Play option! You can also start boosting your prize winnings with other lotteries, such as Mega Millions , which offers the Megaplier feature that will boost secondary prizes by up to 5 times. One main difference that sets these two multipliers apart, is that the second division Mega Million prize can be multiplied by up to 5 times. This means that instead of winning only double the amount, like in Powerball, Mega Million second place winners can receive as much as $5 million when they use the Megaplier.

How is the Power Play Number Drawn?

Unlike other play options like the Powerball which players choose can on their entries, the Power Play number is drawn from a separate barrel of 42 or 43 balls immediately after the main numbers and Powerball are chosen. Each ball has a number which represents the number of times the prize will be multiplied. For example, there are 13 balls with the number “3X”. This means that if one of the 13 balls are drawn, anyone who added the Power Play option to their entry will have their secondary prize multiplied three times.

Power Play Multiplier Balls Odds

2X

24

1:2

3X

13

1:3.2

4X

3

1:14

5X

2

1:21

TOTAL=42

If the Powerball jackpot is lower than $150 million, one more ball is introduced to the mix. The 10X Power Play ball that’s added to the barrel multiplies all prizes from the third to ninth prize division by 10 times!
Check out the odds of each Power Play ball being drawn with the added 10X multiplier in the table below.

Power Play Multiplier Balls Odds

2X

24

1:79

3X

13

1:3.3

4X

3

1:14.3

5X

2

1:21.5

10X

1

1:43

TOTAL=43


How to Use US Powerball Power Play Online

 Power Play

Playing US Powerball with the Power Play multiplier at theLotter is easy. All you have to do is fill up your entry as you regularly would, and check off the Power Play box right under your entry form. Utilizing this rewarding play option means that even if you don’t win the US Powerball jackpot prize, you can still win big! You can learn more about playing this rewarding American lottery, including jackpot odds, game rules, draw times, and more, by heading over to our US Powerball Play Guide.