Powerball is a lottery played in Michigan and 47 other jurisdictions in the U.S., which offers extraordinary jackpots that have been known to go higher than $1.5 billion. The game is played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Find out more about Michigan Powerball and see the latest results below.
How to Play
To play Powerball, you have to pick five numbers between 1 and 69 and a Powerball number between 1 and 26. You can play online or in-store in Michigan. Follow the steps below to take part in Powerball.
Use the step-by-step guide below to help you play Powerball online:
Choose your numbers online. You can pick your own, go for an Easy Pick or ‘Combo your numbers’. This allows you to select 6 to 10 main numbers instead of the usual five. Every combination of five numbers within that range will then be entered into the draw alongside your chosen Powerball
You then have the chance to edit your numbers, change the amount of tickets you want to purchase and decide how many drawings you wish to enter
Decide whether to select the Power Play option for an additional $1
If you're happy with your options, press the ‘Checkout’ button and complete your purchase
If you're a first-time user, you will have to enter your email and a secure password to set up an online account. You can check your tickets at any time after purchase in the Upcoming Purchased Draws section.
Playing Powerball In-Store
Select your numbers – five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball from a separate set of 1 to 26. You can request an Easy Pick if you want your numbers randomly chosen for you
Decide whether to add the Power Play option
You can also add Double Play for another chance to win
Specify how many draws in advance you want to enter
Pay for your ticket. Each Powerball entry costs $2. Power Play is an additional $1, and it is also an extra $1 to add Double Play
If you play in-store, you’ll need to keep your ticket safe until the draw takes place. You can ask for a Replay if you already have a Powerball ticket from a previous draw (within the last 31 days). The same selections will be reprinted ready for the next draw.
Tickets for the next draw are available until 9:45 p.m. on the day of the draw. The main Powerball rules are the same everywhere, but if you play in another state than Michigan you may find some differences, such as the ticket cut-off time, claim period or age limit. You have to be 18 to play Powerball in Michigan.
Prizes and Odds
To win the Powerball jackpot, you must match all five white balls plus the red Powerball at odds of 292,201,338. The jackpot has a minimum value of $20 million and can keep growing until it is won, leading to some incredible payouts, such as the record $1.58 billion jackpot awarded in January 2016.
You can also win prizes by matching fewer numbers, starting with $4 for getting just the Powerball on its own. There are a total of nine prize tiers, and all of the below the jackpot are fixed amounts. The following table shows all the different ways to win and the odds of winning in each category.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|5 + Powerball||1 in 292,201,338||Jackpot|
|5||1 in 11,688,053||$1 million|
|4 + Powerball||1 in 913,219||$50,000|
|4||1 in 36,525||$100|
|3 + Powerball||1 in 14,494||$100|
|3||1 in 579||$7|
|2 + Powerball||1 in 701||$7|
|1 + Powerball||1 in 91||$4|
|Powerball only||1 in 38||$4|
|The overall odds of winning a prize on Powerball are 1 in 24.87|
If you add Power Play, any non-jackpot prizes are multiplied. A Power Play number, either 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x, is drawn as part of the lottery to determine how much Power Play prizes are increased by. The only exception is the second prize tier; anyone who matches five white balls will have their $1 million doubled to $2 million, regardless of which Power Play number is drawn. The 10x multiplier is only available in drawings when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or under. The table below shows the prizes you can win when opting for Power Play.
|Numbers Matched||Power Play not played||2x||3x||4x||5x||10x|
|5 + Powerball||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|5||$1 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million||$2 million|
|4 + Powerball||$50,000||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|3 + Powerball||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|2 + Powerball||$7||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|1 + Powerball||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
Powerball Double Play is an additional game that you can play in Michigan, as well as a number of other states. You don’t need to select another set of numbers to take part - just add the option to your playslip for an extra $1 per line.
A second draw takes place just after the main Powerball draw. This is the Double Play game. If you match all of the numbers in the Double Play drawing, you win the jackpot of $10 million. This top prize is shared if there are multiple winners. The following table shows all the fixed payouts for the different prize levels.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|5 + Powerball||1 in 292,201,338||$10 million|
|5||1 in 11,688,054||$500,000|
|4 + Powerball||1 in 913,130||$50,000|
|4||1 in 36,526||$500|
|3 + Powerball||1 in 14,495||$500|
|3||1 in 580||$20|
|2 + Powerball||1 in 702||$20|
|1 + Powerball||1 in 92||$10|
|Powerball only||1 in 39||$7|
Annuity or Cash?
If you win the Powerball jackpot, you have to decide whether to take it as an annuity or a cash sum. An annuity represents the full jackpot amount, paid in 30 annual instalments over 29 years, while the cash figure is a reduced amount and reflects how much is available to be paid out in a one-off lump sum.
How to Claim a Prize
Players have up to one year after the date of the winning draw to claim any prizes. Once this deadline has passed, any unclaimed prizes will be distributed in accordance with state lottery regulations.
Please note, you cannot claim a Powerball prize in Michigan if you purchased your ticket in a different state. The claims process varies slightly depending on the value of your prize and whether you purchased your ticket in-store or online. Visit the Claiming Prizes page for more information.