THE GAME THAT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER
Every Wednesday and Saturday night, Powerball® gives you a chance to play for a jackpot starting at $40,000,000.* The jackpot keeps building until a lucky player hits it. The longer the jackpot goes without being hit, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more exciting the drawings become! More and more Marylanders join in on the fun with each jackpot roll.
*As of April 3rd, 2020, until further notice: After a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket is sold, the starting jackpot amount for the next drawing will be determined by game sales and interest rates and will be announced prior to the drawing. There will be no minimum jackpot increase for each roll. Learn more about Powerball changes.
BIG CHANGES COMING
NEW! Drawings Three Days a Week
Beginning August 23, Powerball expands to three nights a week with the addition of Monday night drawings. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Powerball® will give you a chance to play for powerful cash prizes!
NEW! Powerball Double Play
Also starting August 23, Powerball adds a little more fun with Powerball Double Play. It’s a second drawing that happens 30 minutes after every Powerball drawing, giving you the chance to win up to $10 million with the same numbers on your Powerball ticket. Powerball tickets are $2, and you can add the Double Play option to your ticket for an additional $1.
The largest three Powerball jackpots ever are:
$1.6 billion — January 2016
$768.4 million — March 2019
$758.7 million — August 2017
Powerball® tickets cost $2 per game.
Powerball® with Power Play® cost $3 per game.
Powerball® with Double Play cost $3 per game.
Powerball® with Power Play® and Double Play cost $4 per game.
Powerball® tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Where to Play
Play At Any Maryland Lottery Retailer
Powerball is readily available across the State. You can pick up a ticket at one of over 4,800 Maryland Lottery retailers.
Powerball is easy to play. Just pick any 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Use favorite numbers, birthdays or your lucky numbers. The choice is yours. Picking the numbers is part of the fun! You can also choose the Quick Pick feature to get a randomly generated set of numbers.
Drawings occur on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. You can watch the drawings on WBAL-TV at 11:22 pm. Check for results at mdlottery.com or on the MD Lottery mobile app to see if you’ve won. You can also check your tickets at any Maryland Lottery retailer.
Nine Ways To Win Playing Powerball
In addition to matching all 5 white ball numbers and the Powerball number to win the Top Powerball jackpot prize, there are 8 other ways to win prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000.
Be sure to always check your tickets closely to see if you’re a winner!