USA Powerball


us USA - Powerball


US$ 40,000,000

Time remaining:    
Draw 05/23/2018


USA Powerball is operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association, which is comprised of 43 states, plus the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The USA Powerball jackpots reach heights that have surpassed the $1.58 billion mark! When you subscribe to, you are playing USA Powerball in the State of Rhode Island.

The USA Powerball jackpot starts at US$40 Million dollars and increases by no less than US$5 Million per drawing when there is no winner! The current record jackpot is US$1.58 Billion. You can buy USA Powerball lottery tickets online right here at

You win the jackpot by matching 5 numbers from 1 to 69 plus a Powerball number from 1 to 26. There are nine ways to match and win and you win a prize just by matching the Powerball. Prize amounts will vary depending on sales levels and number of winners. One ticket in 25 wins a prize!!

Prize divisions

Divisions Matches Odds to win
1 Prize 5+1 1:292,201,338
2 Prize 5 1:11,688,053
3 Prize 4+1 1:913,129
4 Prize 4 1:36,525
5 Prize 3+1 1:14,494
6 Prize 3 1:579
7 Prize 2+1 1:701
8 Prize 1+1 1:92
9 Prize 0+1 1:38

USA Powerball Tickets

Click here to see a sample ticket from the Powerball Lottery played in Rhode Island.

Draw dates

Winning numbers are drawn in Tallahassee, Florida, every Wednesday and Saturday at 2059EST.

Claiming prizes

When we detect that you win a prize, we notify you.

Lottery Retailers can pay prizes up to $599. will redeem your ticket and we will either credit it to your subscription or send you your winnings. We will typically have your winnings within 2 or 3 days after the draw date.

Prizes over $599 must be claimed at Lottery headquarters and require a lottery claim form. We will send you the forms and assist you in submitting your tickets to the Rhode Island Lottery.

If you win the jackpot you must appear in person at the Rhode Island Lottery headquarters. We will make arrangements to personally hand you the ticket before you go.

All winning tickets must be claimed within one year from the draw date printed on the ticket.

Payment options

Powerball jackpots are paid in 30 annual installments but a winner has the opportunity to choose the Cash Value of their jackpot prize within 60 days after claiming the jackpot.

Cash option

If you select the Cash Option, you will receive an amount equal to the net proceeds of the sale of bonds purchased to fund the 30 annual payments for that prize.

Annual payments

If you choose the annual payments option, you'll receive the Powerball jackpot in 30 annual payments.


The Rhode Island Lottery must withhold 25% for federal and 7% for state taxes from prizes over $5,000. Non-US residents’ prizes are subject to federal back-up withholding. If you choose the "Annual Payment" option you will be responsible for paying federal tax on an annual basis and the rate will vary year to year.


You must be 18 or older to play the Powerball Lottery. It is not necessary to be a US citizen or resident to play the lottery.