- The colored squares above indiciate how many numbers drawn match the numbers on your ticket.
- White squares – The first five numbers on your ticket can match with any of the first five numbers drawn, in any order.
- Red squares – The Powerball number on your ticket can only match with the Powerball number drawn (not with one of the first five numbers).
- Except for the jackpot, all of the prizes listed above are fixed prize amounts, regardless of the size of the jackpot.
- Prior to October 7, 2015, the third prize amount was $10,000.
- Prior to January 18, 2012, the second prize amount was $200,000, and the Powerball-only prize was $3.
- Prior to January 18, 2012, the Power Play prize amount was based on a randomly-selected multiplier number generated by computer before each drawing.
- Prior to August 31, 2005, the second prize amount was $100,000.
How to Claim Your Prize
Sign the back of your ticket and take it to an authorized lottery sales agent for validation. If you win a prize greater than $599, you may need to complete a claim form and send it to the state’s lottery commission.
Winning tickets are subject to validation and must be claimed in the state in which they were purchased. The period in which you must claim your winning ticket varies by state:
|New Hampshire||1 year|
|New Jersey||1 year|
|New Mexico||90 days|
|New York||1 year|
|North Carolina||180 days|
|North Dakota||180 days|
|Puerto Rico||180 days|
|Rhode Island||1 year|
|South Carolina||180 days|
|South Dakota||180 days|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||1 year|
|Washington, D.C.||180 days|
|West Virginia||180 days|
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