Powerball Lotto game information:


Powerball Lotto is a US multi-state Lottery presently offered in these 44 US juristictions - Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia as well as the US Virgin Islands.

When you are using our service to purchase your Powerball Lotto tickets for you, you will be playing Powerball Lotto in the State of Florida. Note: Florida has no state income tax.

Powerball Lotto drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 PM Eastern Time. You can play Powerball Lotto through our web site until 2:00PM Eastern Time on Wednesday and until 12:00 noon Eastern Time on Saturday. This gives us sufficient time to purchase your Powerball Lotto tickets prior to the drawing and confirm the purchase of your tickets. You are the sole owner of each ticket we have purchased at a state licensed Lotto retailer on your behalf.

Ticket sales for the Powerball Lotto began on Thursday, April 16, 1992. The first drawing occurred Wednesday, April 22, 1992.

With the drawing on 10-07-2015 the matrices changed as shown below.

For each Powerball Lotto ticket you pick 5 numbers between 1 and 69 plus one additional number between 1 and 26, the "PowerBall". This creates overall odds of 1 in 24.87 for winning a prizes. That's right, one in about 25 tickets wins a cash prize. Players win a prize for matching just the "PowerBall" number. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million.

The minimum Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million and has surpassed the $600 million mark. See prize structure for more details and odds. The advertised jackpot amount reflects the "annuity option". Here the jackpot prize is paid in 30 annual installments. If the Powerball Lotto jackpot winner chooses to receive one lump sum payment "cash option", the prize will be approximately half the advertised jackpot. The jackpot prize must be claimed within 60 days of the drawing in order to select the "cash option". Is the jackpot prize claimed later, the annuity payout will take effect automatically. Winning Powerball tickets are valid for 180 days. All wins must be collected in the state the ticket was purchased. Please see the "Game Help" on how to claim winning tickets.

You win the Powerball jackpot by matching 5 numbers from 1 to 69 plus the "PowerBall" number from 1 to 26. There are nine ways to match and win and you win a prize simply by matching the "PowerBall". megawin.com does not offer the "PowerPlay" option.

US Powerball prize payout and odds of winning
Match Prize Odds
5/69 + "PowerBall" Jackpot 1:292,201,338.00
5/69 $ 1,000,000 1:11,688,053.52
4/69 + "PowerBall" $ 50,000 1:913,129.18
4/69 $ 100 1:36,525.17
3/69 + "PowerBall" $ 100 1:14,494.11
3/69 $ 7 1:579.76
2/69 + "PowerBall" $ 7 1:701.33
1/69 + "PowerBall" $ 4 1:91.98
"PowerBall" $ 4 1:38.32
Overall   1:24.87