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# what is the power play in powerball

Power Play

Power Play is an option that players can add to their Powerball ticket to multiply the value of non-jackpot prizes. During each Powerball draw on Wednesday and Saturday nights, a separate Power Play number is drawn ahead of the main numbers.

Everyone who opted-in to Power Play and who wins a non-jackpot prize has it multiplied by that figure. The only exception is the Match 5 prize of \$1 million, which becomes \$2 million for Power Play ticket holders, no matter which number is drawn.

You add Power Play when you buy a Powerball ticket by checking the box on your playslip and paying an additional \$1 per line. You cannot play it separately and you cannot opt in later. You do not need to pick an extra number to participate in Power Play; the number drawn applies to all players who took up the option.

### Power Play Multipliers

The Power Play can provide 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x the value of non-jackpot prizes, although the 10x multiplier is only available when the jackpot is worth less than \$150 million.

Here are the Power Play multipliers, the odds of each being drawn, and the effect they have on a Match 4+1 prize of \$50,000.

Power Play Multipliers and Odds
Multiplier: X2 X3 X4 X5 X10
Odds 1 in 1.79 1 in 3.31 1 in 14.33 1 in 21.5 1 in 43
Payout on Match 4+1
Prizes of \$50,000
\$100,000 \$150,000 \$200,000 \$250,000 \$500,000

### Power Play Prizes

For an extra \$1 per play, ticket holders can participate in Power Play. The table below demonstrates how much you could win if your prize is multiplied:

Power Play Multiplier Prize Levels
Prize Tier Base Prize Amount Power Play x 2 Power Play x 3 Power Play x 4 Power Play x 5 Power Play x 10
Match 5 + Powerball Jackpot N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Match 5* \$1,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000
Match 4 + Powerball \$50,000 \$100,000 \$150,000 \$200,000 \$250,000 \$500,000
Match 4 \$100 \$200 \$300 \$400 \$500 \$1000
Match 3 + Powerball \$100 \$200 \$300 \$400 \$500 \$1000
Match 3 \$7 \$14 \$21 \$28 \$35 \$70
Match 2 + Powerball \$7 \$14 \$21 \$28 \$35 \$70
Match 1 + Powerball \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20 \$40
Match Powerball \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20 \$40
*A Power Play Match 5 prize will be set at \$2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number drawn.

#### When 10x Multiplier is in Place

The 10x Power Play multiplier is available when the Powerball jackpot is worth \$150 million or less.

Power Play 10x Multiplier Odds
Power Play Multiplier Odds
10x 1 in 43
5x 1 in 21.5
4x 1 in 14.33
3x 1 in 3.31
2x 1 in 1.79

#### When 10x Multiplier is Not in Place

The 10x multiplier is not available when the Powerball jackpot is worth more than \$150 million.

Powerball’s Power Play add-on multiplies the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times, depending on which Power Play number is drawn. ]]>