Boost Powerball Winnings With the Power Play

Add a little excitement to your Powerball prizes by utilizing the Power Play option to boost all of your non-jackpot winnings by up to 10 times their original amount! Keep reading to see how it works and how you can add it to your ticket the next time you play Powerball online from Texas.


What Is the Powerball Power Play Feature?

Power Play is a lottery prize multiplier that can be added to your Powerball ticket for a small additional fee. Multipliers will increase your lottery prize winnings by a set amount depending on which number is selected in the draw.

While the Powerball Power Play feature does not apply to the jackpot prize, it will double the second-place Match 5 prize from $1 million to $2 million and multiply the rest of the draw’s non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times!

How Does Power Play Work in Powerball?

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Right after the main numbers and the Powerball number are drawn, a single Power Play number from 1-5 is selected from a separate drum containing 42 balls. Each of the five numbers determines by how much the draw’s non-jackpot prizes will be multiplied and each number has a different amount of balls in the drum. If you match any of the draw’s non-jackpot prize divisions, with or without the additional Powerball number, your prize money will automatically be multiplied by the number picked from the Power Play drum.



For example, if you match draw’s 4th place prize without the Powerball booster, you would win $100. If you had added the Power Play feature to your ticket and the number “5” was selected; your prize would go from $100 → $500. If the number “10” was selected, you would be walking home with a $1,000 Powerball prize! The chances of you claiming a Powerball prize remain the same, but due to the differing amount of balls per number, the odds of each Power Play number being picked is different

Power Play Multiplier Balls Odds

2X

24

1:1.75

3X

13

1:3.23

4X

3

1:14

5X

2

1:21

 

TOTAL=42

 

If the annuity for the draw’s jackpot prize is under $150 million, another ball with the number “10x” will be added to the drum (increasing the number of balls to 43). See below how this affects the odds of each of the Power Play numbers being drawn:

Power Play Multiplier Balls Odds

2X

24

1:1.79

3X

13

1:3.31

4X

3

1:14.33

5X

2

1:21.5

10X

1

1:43

 

TOTAL=43

 

How Much Does Power Play Boost Your Powerball Prize?

The beauty of Powerball’s Power Play option is that you can potentially win huge amounts for a small additional cost!

Check out the table below to see just how big your non-jackpot prize can get when you add Power Play to your Powerball ticket:

Match No Power Play Power Play x2 Power Play x3

5 + PB

Jackpot

Jackpot

Jackpot

5

$1 million

$2 million

$2 million

4 + PB

$50,000

$100,000

$150,000

4

$100

$200

$300

3 + PB

$100

$200

$300

3

$7

$14

$21

2 + PB

$7

$14

$21

1 + PB

$4

$8

$12

0 + PB

$4

$8

$12



Match Power Play x4 Power Play x5 Power Play x10

5 + PB

Jackpot

Jackpot

Jackpot

5

$2 million

$2 million

$2 million

4 + PB

$200,000

$250,000

$500,000

4

$400

$500

$1,000

3 + PB

$400

$500

$1,000

3

$28

$35

$70

2 + PB

$28

$35

$70

1 + PB

$16

$20

$40

0 + PB

$16

$20

$40

Is the Powerball Booster Available in Texas?

Yes! Besides for the state of California, Power Play can be added to tickets in every participating state, including Texas!

Can I Use Powerball Power Play Online?

At theLotter Texas, you can add the Power Play feature to your official Powerball ticket when you buy lottery tickets online, anywhere in the Lone Star state!

How does it work? Just fill in your Powerball tickets with five main numbers from 1-69 and a single Powerball number from 1-10 and then check the Power Play box in the bottom left-hand corner of your online entry. Immediately after the draw, you can check the Powerball results page to see the official winning numbers, including which Power Play number was picked!

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The extra fun doesn’t end at Powerball though! Another lottery that offers a prize multiplier is Mega Millions! Like the Power Play option, Mega Millions’ multiplier feature, called Megaplier, will boost your non-jackpot winnings no matter which prize category you match. The difference? The Megaplier will multiply your secondary prize winnings up to 5 times the original amount (unlike Power Play’s 10), including the second-place $1 million prize, which Power Play only doubles.

Will You Add the Powerball Power Play Option to Your Next Ticket?

Whether you play online at theLotter Texas or in-store at your local retailer, adding the Power Play multiplier to your Powerball ticket is a great and cost-effective way to make the most of your lottery winnings!