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Steps to Winning Powerball
EACH GAME COSTS $2.
Go to any New York Lottery retailer and pick up a Powerball playcard.
EACH PLAYCARD HAS FIVE GAME PANELS.
Using a blue or black pen or pencil, fill in your choice of five numbers from 1 to 59 in the upper section of a game panel and select one Powerball number from 1 to 35 in the lower section of the same game panel for each game you want to play. Or save time by choosing Quick Pick and letting the computer randomly select numbers for you.
DO NOT TRY TO ERASE.
If you make a mistake, mark the VOID box for that game and move to the next game.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHOOSE CASH OR ANNUITY AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.
You can choose to take a cash payment at the time of the prize claim or within sixty (60) days after you are entitled to the prize. All Powerball prizes over $50,000 and all prizes of $5,000 or more over 180 days or older will be held pending additional security verification as required by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
TURN IN YOUR PLAYCARD.
Turn in your playcard(s) to the retailer, and you'll receive a separate ticket for each playcard processed.
YOU CAN PLAY THE SAME NUMBERS MULTIPLE TIMES.
You can play the same numbers for more than one draw. Use the multi draws column to select up to 26 consecutive draws. The cost of each game is $2.
POWERBALL TICKETS CAN NOT BE CANCELLED.
Check your ticket(s) before leaving the retailer location to verify the numbers and the date printed are correct.
WHEN TO PLAY
You can try your luck seven days a week, 4:00 a.m. until terminals close at 3:30 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. on draw nights when the game closes. To avoid last minute lines, play early.
POWER PLAY MATCH 5
Power Play is a special feature that allows a winner to multiply their prize amounts. Powerball players can multiply their prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. The jackpot is not multiplied and the Match 5 prize will always be multiplied by X2 for a $2 million cash prize. We pick the Power Play multiplier number at random before each draw. A player must choose the Power Play option when they buy their Powerball ticket. (Note that any set prizes or Power Play prizes, including the Match 5+0 prize, may be reduced if the total amount won exceeds the available prize fund.)
All transactions subject to New York Lottery and Gaming Commission rules and regulations. You must be 18 or older to buy a New York Lottery ticket. You must be 21 or older to buy a Quick Draw ticket where alcoholic beverages are served. The information on this website is believed to be accurate. In the event of a discrepancy between the information displayed on this website concerning winning numbers and prize payouts and the information in the official records maintained by the New York Lottery's Drawing Unit, the records maintained by the Drawing Unit shall prevail.