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How does powerball multiplier work

A single ticket in New York matched all six numbers and won the $80 million Powerball® jackpot in the Wednesday, Sept. 4 drawing. The jackpot has a cash option of $57.3 million.

The winning numbers in the Sept. 4 drawing were white balls 4, 8, 30, 52, 59, plus Powerball 2, and Power Play multiplier 10X.

The lucky ticket holder will have the choice between an annuity of $80 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $57.3 million. Both prize options are before taxes.

This was the fifth time the Powerball jackpot has been hit this year. The Powerball jackpot was previously won in Wisconsin ($768.4M) in the March 27 drawing, North Carolina ($344.6M) in the June 1 drawing, Tennessee ($198M) in the July 13 drawing, and New York ($148M) in the August 17 drawing.

The 10X multiplier was drawn as part of the Power Play® option in Wednesday’s drawing. More than 92-thousand tickets multiplied their winnings by 10 times by including the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the jackpot is $150 million or less. The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million.

For the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Powerball jackpot resets to a guaranteed $40 million; $28.7 million cash value.

A single ticket in New York matched all six numbers and won the $80 million Powerball® jackpot in the Wednesday, Sept. 4 drawing. The jackpot has a cash option of $57.3 million. The winning numbers in the Sept. 4 drawing were white balls 4, 8, 30, 52, 59, plus Powerball 2, and Power Play multiplier 10X.

Powerball Prizes

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.

Payout Chart

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.

Powerball Payout Chart

Prize Level Payout Odds Fewest
Ever Winners
Highest
Ever Winners
Average
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 2.5 0
Match 4 + PB $50,000 1 in 913,129 1 827 23.4 18
Match 4 $100 1 in 36,525 136 20,544 708.4 283
Match 3 + PB $100 1 in 14,494 329 47,685 1,371.4 800
Match 3 $7 1 in 580 9,160 1,164,124 39,868.7 19,807
Match 2 + PB $7 1 in 701 7,441 895,097 25,493.8 16,463
Match 1 + PB $4 1 in 92 60,368 6,343,237 178,628.0 133,630
Match 0 + PB $4 1 in 38 0 14,595,721 398,089.2 344,032
The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are approximately 1 in 24.9

Figures calculated using results drawn between April 22nd 1992 and November 25th 2020.

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.