The Ohio Lottery Powerball

PowerBall

04/16/2014
  • 34
  • 39
  • 42
  • 44
  • 59
  • 8
  • 3

Next Jackpot: $128 Million

Wednesday and Saturday

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Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday, at 10:59pm. Pools close at 10:00pm. Winning numbers are available here after the drawings, and the drawings can be viewed on the Official Powerball Website.

Match Win Odds
Grand Prize 1 in 175,223,510
$1,000,000 1 in 5,153,633
$10,000 1 in 648,976
$100 1 in 19,088
$100 1 in 12,245
$7 1 in 360
$7 1 in 706
$4 1 in 111
$4 1 in 55

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Powerball How to Play

How To Play

  • For each wager, select 5 numbers from a pool of 59 and 1 number from a second pool of 35.
  • Select your own numbers using a Powerball bet card or ask for the Auto-Pick.
  • Each wager costs $2.00.
  • The Play It Again barcode located at the top of the ticket can be used to duplicate the wager without using a bet card. Just present the ticket to the retailer and ask for “Play It Again.”
  • Powerball wagers are valid for the next scheduled drawing.
  • Players have the option to play the same numbers for up to 10 consecutive drawings.
  • Bets cards must be checked thoroughly prior to submission. Once a ticket is printed, it cannot be cancelled. All sales are final.
  • Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 11:00 p.m. EST. On those days, sales for the draw will end at 10:00 PM.
  • Winning numbers information is available from retailers, the Ohio Lottery toll free winning numbers hotline at 1-800-589-6446, on this web site, or at www.powerball.com.

Play it Again

What is “Play it Again”?

The “Play it Again” feature is part of most Ohio Lottery on-line games, including Pick 3, Pick 4, PICK 5, Rolling Cash 5, Classic Lotto/KICKER, KENO BOOSTER, Mega Millions/ MEGAPLIER, and Powerball/Power Play. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing. When using the barcode for Classic Lotto / KICKER, the Play it Again bar code will produce a different KICKER number.

Why was the “Play it Again” feature added?

“Play it Again” was added as a convenience for players because it eliminates the need for a new bet card. The feature also allows retailers to reproduce a customer's wager by eliminating the need to manually enter the numbers.

How does it work?

Once the added bar code at the top of a ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. The terminal will show a confirmation screen before printing the wager so the customer can verify the cost of the new wager.

What does it cost?

There is no additional charge for “Play it Again”. The customer pays only the cost of the duplicated ticket.

What about Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 tickets?

“Play it Again” will duplicate the bet type, while offering players a choice of changing the following items:

  • Midday or evening draws
  • The number of draws
  • The days of the week

How does “Play it Again” work for the Bundle Play package?

The “Play it Again” feature will work only with the specific game ticket presented to a retailer. It will function just like it does for most online game tickets. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.

How does “Play It Again” work on Bundle Play tickets?

Once the added bar code at the top of any Bundle Play ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. Using “Play It Again” on a Bundle Play ticket will only reproduce that game wager. The entire Bundle Play package will not be duplicated.

If the ticket has the “Play it Again” barcode, can it be read regardless if it’s a winning, non-winning or expired ticket?

Yes. The “Play it Again” barcode located at the top of the ticket will read just like a bet card and duplicate the wager regardless of the status of the ticket.

Question & Answer

How will Power Play change on January 19, 2014?

Beginning with the January 22, 2014 drawing a Powerball Power Play purchase increases all non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x the standard prize.
All winning wagers with a Power Play purchase that match 5 numbers without the red Powerball receive $2 million.

What does Powerball cost to play and how do you win?

It costs $2 per wager. You can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per wager to increase the winning prize amount. 

Do I have to match the numbers in the exact order drawn?

No. The tickets print the white ball numbers (the first five numbers) in numerical order. You can match the first five white ball numbers drawn in any order. The red Powerball number on your ticket (the last number, often behind a "PB") must match the red Powerball number drawn.

What is the starting Jackpot and when are the drawings?

Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

What time and where is the drawing?

The drawing is held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time in Orlando, Florida.

Where can I find the winning numbers?

Winning numbers information is available from retailers, the Ohio Lottery toll free winning numbers hotline at 1-800-589-6446, from the Powerball links on this site, or www.powerball.com.

Do Powerball tickets expire?

Yes. You must claim your prize within 180 days of the drawing date.

How do I claim my prize?

  • You need the original winning ticket to claim your prize.
  • Powerball tickets purchased in Ohio can only be cashed in Ohio.
  • When you win the jackpot, you will be able to select either 30 annual payments or the Cash Option.
  • Up to $599 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and immediate prize payment.
  • $600 to $5,000 – Present your ticket to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation and receive a Pay-to-Bearer receipt and a Claim Form for check processing OR present the Pay-to-Bearer receipt and completed claim form to an authorized bank cashing location and receive payment the same day.
  • Over $5,000 – Present your ticket to an Ohio Lottery office for validation and check processing.
  • You must validate and cash your winning ticket within 180 days of the drawing date.

Where can I learn more about Powerball?

Visit www.powerball.com to get complete details about participating states, winner stories, winning numbers and more!

   

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