Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and keep growing until somebody wins. Cost is $2 per play for a chance to win millions. Jackpot winners can be paid in 30 annual payments over 29 years or in one lump-sum cash payment. If players choose the annuity, the annual payments will be increased each year by a percentage set out in the Powerball game procedures. Jackpot winners have 60 days after they claim their prize to determine how they want to be paid.
Powerball drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday evening. Powerball drawings are shown on KSTC.TV Channel 45 in the Twin Cities, WDIO-TV Channel 10 in Duluth, WIRT-13 in Hibbing, KEYC-TV Channel 12 in Mankato and KTTC-TV Channel 10 in Rochester. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. to be eligible for that day’s drawing at 9:59 p.m.
Players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
How to Play
Get a POWERBALL play slip from any Minnesota State Lottery retailer and follow the directions on the back. Just pick five numbers from 1 to 59 (white balls). Then pick one more number from 1 to 35 (the red Powerball). Or simply ask the clerk for a POWERBALL QUICK PICK and random numbers will be picked for you.
Players can purchase up to 14 draws in advance. Remember, each play costs $2, and Powerball with Power Play costs an additional $1 per play. Players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Order carefully – Powerball tickets CANNOT be canceled once they are printed.
Where to Play
The following 45 lotteries offer Powerball: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.