HOW TO PLAY
Step 1: Find
Find a POWERBALL retailer close to home, work or your favorite coffee shop. With more than 23,000 California Lottery retail locations, a place to play is never too far away.
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Step 2: Pick
Pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26 on a POWERBALL playslip.
Or, play randomly generated numbers with Quick Pick®.
You may select up to 5 additional Quick Pick plays on each playslip, and you may play as many playslips as you like.
To play the same numbers for consecutive draws, just mark Advance Play®.
Use Quick Pick for a fast play. You can select Quick Pick for your first five numbers, the one POWERBALL number or all six numbers and the computer will randomly generate numbers for you.
With Quick Pick you can purchase up to ten plays on a single playslip.
Advance Play allows you to play multiple draws with one purchase.
You can play 2 to 8, or 10 consecutive draws on one playslip by marking the Advance Play box.
Note: Make sure to mark your numbers with either blue or black ink. And if you make a mistake, don't erase. Just mark the VOID box.
Step 3: Buy
Give your playslip to the store clerk along with $2 for each play to receive a POWERBALL ticket, which is your receipt.
Your ticket displays your numbers for each play, the draw date and the dollar amount paid.
Please check the accuracy of your numbers carefully and sign the back of your ticket. POWERBALL tickets can't be cancelled - all sales are final.
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Step 4: Believe
When you believe, the world opens up before you. The impossible is flipped on its head, and dreams become a reality. So believe. Believe that today could be your lucky day. Believe in something bigger.
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Step 5: Check
To see if you’ve won, find winning numbers here on the website, and watch a recording of the draw. Or, scan the barcode on your ticket at a Lottery retailer.
POWERBALL draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday nights at 7:59 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then to be eligible for that evening’s draw.
Learn how to claim a prize »
Win a prize by just matching the POWERBALL number or hit it big by matching all 5 numbers plus the POWERBALL number. With two draws every week and multiple ways to win, POWERBALL is anyone’s game.
|Match||Odds 1 in|
|All 5 of 5 and POWERBALL
|All 5 of 5
|Any 4 of 5 and POWERBALL
|Any 4 of 5
|Any 3 of 5 and POWERBALL
|Any 3 of 5
|Any 2 of 5 and POWERBALL
|Any 1 of 5 and POWERBALL
|None of 5, Only POWERBALL
|Overall odds of winning