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What are the ME Powerball Draw Times?
Sales cut-off time is 9:50 pm ET the day of the drawing. Approximately 1 hour prior to draw time.
|Monday||10:59 pm ET|
|Wednesday||10:59 pm ET|
|Saturday||10:59 pm ET|
What Can I Win Playing Maine Powerball?
|Matching Numbers||Powerball Prizes||Odds|
|5 Balls + PB||Jackpot!||1 in 292,201,338|
|5 Balls||$1,000,000||1 in 11,688,054|
|4 Balls + PB||$50,000||1 in 913,129|
|4 Balls||$100||1 in 36,525|
|3 Balls + PB||$100||1 in 14,494|
|3 Balls||$7||1 in 580|
|2 Balls + PB||$7||1 in 701|
|1 Ball + PB||$4||1 in 92|
|PB||$4||1 in 38|
Overall odds of winning are 1 in 24.9.
Powerball Power Play Prizes
|Matching Balls||X2 Odds:|
1 in 2
1 in 3
1 in 14
1 in 22
1 in 43
|Odds when X10 is not active:||1 in 2||1 in 3||1 in 14||1 in 21||n/a|
|4 Balls + PB||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|3 Balls + PB||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|2 Balls + PB||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|1 Ball + PB||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
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How do I Play Maine Lottery Powerball?
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS:
Select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball®. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box to randomly select any or all of your numbers for each play.
- BUY YOUR TICKET:
Powerball® tickets cost $2 per play. The Power Play® option adds $1 per play. Powerball® sales are suspended one hour prior to the draw. Once a Powerball® ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled. Powerball® tickets must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:
Request up to 104 consecutive draws online via ME Lottery’s subscription service.
Maine Powerball FAQs
Powerball® drawings are held in Florida. Past draws are available to watch online here: Powerball Past Drawings
Yes. The five white ball numbers and the one Powerball® number are drawn from separate sets of balls, so the Powerball® number could be the same as one of the white ball numbers.
Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.
Power Play® is a prize multiplier that may increase non-jackpot winnings by as much as a million dollars. A multiplier of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 is randomly selected during the drawing for determining prizes for the bottom seven Powerball® prize tiers. The multiplier will not apply to the Match-5 prize; instead, the Powerball® with Power Play® prize will be set at $2 million.
Powerball® tickets cost $2 per play. The Power Play® option costs an additional $1 per play.
To play multiple upcoming draws, request up to 104 Multi Draws online using the Maine Lottery’s subscription service.
Powerball® sales are suspended one hour prior to the draw.
No. Once a Powerball® ticket has been printed, it cannot be canceled.
Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date on which the prize was won.
No. The order of the white ball numbers drawn does not matter, but the one red ball (Powerball®) must match the Powerball® number on the ticket.
Although the winning numbers are the same in all Powerball® states, a ticket must be redeemed in the state in which it was purchased.
Powerball® prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately. If you lose a ticket before you sign it, you no longer have valid ownership of the ticket.
The odds of winning the $4 prize for matching just the Powerball® are 1 in 38 because those odds are a combination of (1) matching the Powerball® and (2) not matching any of the white ball numbers. The odds of matching the Powerball® and one white ball are 1 in 92.
If there is more than one jackpot-winning ticket, the prize will be split equally between the jackpot-winning tickets.
The advertised jackpot is the total amount won if a winner selects an annuity over 30 annual payments (29 years). The amount of cash on hand is actually less than that and the advertised jackpot is what the cash on hand would total if invested over the 29 years. If a player chooses a lump sum, the player does not receive the interest that the cash on hand would have earned over 29 years. Applicable withholding taxes will also be deducted.
If the jackpot is not claimed within the time frame set by the jurisdiction in which it was won, the jackpot funds will be returned to the states based on each state’s proportion of the sales that contributed to that jackpot.
Annual prize payments can continue to be paid to the winner’s heirs, or the annuity may be cashed out by the estate.
The largest Powerball jackpot to date was a stunning $1.5 billion shared by winners in Florida, Tennessee and California on January 13, 2016.
The advertised Powerball jackpot is set by MUSL for each drawing. Jackpots are calculated based on anticipated sales for that drawing, funds rolled over from previous drawings and current interest rates for long-term investments. For every $2 sold, 34.0066% is allocated to the jackpot pool.
What is Maine Powerball?
Powerball® is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. ET every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Sales stop approximately 1 hour prior to the draw time. Maine Lottery results are available immediately after each drawing.
Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 69 and one numbered ball is drawn from a separate pool of balls numbered 1 to 26. If all your numbers match the drawn numbers, you win the jackpot. The jackpot starts at an amount set by MUSL and grows until someone wins. If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts.
Each Powerball® ticket is $2. For an additional dollar, you can add the Power Play® option to multiply non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times (Except the Match-5 prize, which is capped at $2 million).