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How to Play Powerball®


Pick 5 of 59 and 1 of 35

On a Powerball play slip mark five (5) numbers of your choice (from 1 to 59) in the upper portion of the panel and mark one (1) number of your choice (from 1 to 35) in the lower, yellow portion of the panel. You may play up to five (5) panels on a single play slip. The cost is $2.00 per play.

Sample Powerball playslip

Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 PM with a cutoff of 9:50 PM to purchase tickets for that evening's draw. All draw times are based on Eastern Time.

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Quick Pick

Mark the QUICK PICK (QP) box on a Powerball play slip for each play to let the computer terminal randomly pick your numbers. You can select QUICK PICK for any or all of the 5 numbers in the upper panel and/or the 1 number in the lower panel.

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Multiple Draws

You may purchase a ticket good for up to 20 draws by marking the number of draws in the MULTI DRAW column. The cost will depend on the number of panels and draws you play and if you select the Power Play option. The maximum value of a single Vermont Powerball ticket shall not exceed $100.

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Powerball® Matches, Prizes and Odds (based on a $2 play)

Match Prize** Odds
5 of 5 + Powerball Jackpot* 1:175,223,510
5 of 5 $1,000,000 1:5,153,633
4 of 5 + Powerball $10,000 1:648,976
4 of 5 $100 1:19,088
3 of 5 + Powerball $100 1:12,245
3 of 5 $7 1:360
2 of 5 + Powerball $7 1:706
1 of 5 + Powerball $4 1:111
0 of 5 + Powerball $4 1:55

Overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1:31.8

*If there are multiple winners of the jackpot for any given drawing, the jackpot prize money will be divided equally among jackpot winners. The jackpot is paid in GRADUATED ANNUITY PAYMENTS (30 payments over 29 years) or in a one-lump-sum CASH payment. If the GRADUATED ANNUITY PAYMENT is chosen, the player will receive an annual payment that increases every year for 29 years. Winners have 60 days from the date the jackpot ticket is validated to elect a CASH or GRADUATED ANNUITY option.

**Subject to published Multi-State Lottery Association Rules, the prize amounts indicated here may be modified.

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Power Play®

For an extra $1 per play, you can increase your Powerball non-jackpot prize won by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the original prize amount. If you match all five numbers on a Power Play ticket, your prize will be fixed at $2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number drawn. Mark the Power Play box on your play slip or ask the clerk to add the Power Play option. If selected, “Power Play YES” will appear on the ticket.

Match Prize Power Play = 2 Power Play = 3 Power Play = 4 Power Play = 5
5 of 5 + Powerball Jackpot* - - - -
5 of 5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
4 of 5 + Powerball $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 of 5 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
3 of 5 + Powerball $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
3 of 5 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35
2 of 5 + Powerball $7 $14 $21 $28 $35
1 of 5 + Powerball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20
0 of 5 + Powerball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20

* Power Play does not apply to the Jackpot.

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Important!

Check your ticket(s) carefully. Be sure your ticket accurately reflects the numbers you want to play. Your play slip does not constitute evidence of a ticket purchase or of numbers selected.

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Cancellation Policy

Vermont Powerball tickets may not be cancelled.

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How to Find Winning Powerball® Numbers

Each Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:59 PM (ET), a drawing will be held to determine that evening's winning numbers. You win by matching the numbers drawn with the numbers on your Vermont Powerball ticket for that draw date. Winning numbers may be viewed on WCAX, channel 3 at 11 pm (ET) or by visiting http://www.musl.com/videos_pb.asp. Winning numbers are also available at Vermont Lottery agent locations following the draw, or by calling 1-800-322-8800 (VT only) or 1-802-479-5686 and on this web site.

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How to Claim Your Prize

  • Sign the back of your Powerball ticket in the space provided. YOU MUST PRESENT THE TICKET TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • If your prize is less than $500, take your winning ticket to any Vermont Lottery agent locations where Powerball is sold for validation and payment.
  • If your prize is $500 or more, obtain a Claim Form from a Vermont Lottery sales agent location where Powerball is sold. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form to submit your claim.
  • Any prize can be claimed at the Vermont Lottery. Cash prizes from $500 to $5,000 can be claimed at any People's United Bank in Vermont. Claim Forms are available at the Vermont Lottery and at any People's United Bank.
  • Upon winning the jackpot the player may choose, following ticket validation, either the annuity payment option or the cash payment option. Cash or annuity payment choice must be made within 60 days of claiming the prize. IMPORTANT: All prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the winning draw date on the ticket.

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