How to play Powerball

| January 12, 2016


VALDOSTA – With Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot at $1.4 billion, many people who have never played the lottery are jumping into the fray with thoughts of, “Hey, why not me?”

Playing Powerball can be an intimidating experience for the uninitiated, so here are a few things the Georgia Lottery things you should know:

How to Play
To play Powerball, you are given a card to fill out that will remind you of taking standardized tests in school. Choose (5) numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26 or select “QP” for Quick Pik. If you choose the QP option, a computer will randomly select numbers for you. You can increase your Powerball prize for $1 more per play per drawing. Just mark the Power Play option. Each play costs $2 times the number of drawings played. Selecting Power Play will add an additional $1 per play, per draw.

Online Play

The Georgia Lottery has set up an online option which makes the game even easier to play. After a quick registration, you will be issued a iHope debit card which you can load money onto and then use to play. If you are nervous about going the traditional paper and pencil route, playing online might be a good option.


Power Play
You can choose to play Power Play to increase your non-jackpot prizes (for an additional $1 per play, per draw) by selecting Power Play. Win $2 million automatically with Power Play when you match all 5 white balls, regardless of the Power Play multiplier number drawn. Remaining non-jackpot prizes will be multiplied 2, 3, 4 or 5 times depending on the Power Play multiplier number drawn for that drawing. 10X may be available for early jackpot levels in accordance with Powerball Rules.

You can play the same numbers for up to 26 consecutive drawings ($2 per play, per draw) by marking the applicable Multi-Draw box. Your ticket will begin with the next available drawing and will not skip any drawings.

Quik Pik
You can have the computer randomly select some or all of your Powerball numbers by marking the applicable QP (Quik Pik) box(es) within each play area on your playslip.




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