Powerball started off as a lottery between 7 US states in 1988 under a different name, with the first official Powerball draw taking place in April 1992. More states joined throughout the years and now sits at 45. The minimum top tier prize for Powerball is $20 million, paid in a lump sum or split into 30 annual payments.
Powerball numbers are drawn every Mon, Weds and Sat at 23:00 ET. You can find out the winning numbers here after every draw.
The odds for Powerball are exactly the same each week, so whenever you choose to play, you have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize!
From 2015 until now, the most drawn numbers are 61 and 32, with the most drawn Powerball being number 8.
Powerball gives you 9 ways to win, from matching just the Powerball all the way up to a match on every number drawn.
In November 2022 a single ticket holder won the biggest jackpot in history on Powerball winning $2.04B.
How to play Powerball
All you need to do is pick 5 numbers from 1-69 and 1 Powerball number from 1-26. It really is as simple as that!