What is the Cost of a Powerball Ticket?

A standard Powerball line costs $2. If you add the Powerplay option, the Powerball ticket price raises to $3. As tickets can include multiple lines and different game options, the cost varies accordingly.

Keep in mind that the above amount refers to the official Powerball ticket costs, in the United States! This means that this is the prize only if you play US Powerball from the States directly, and physically buy your Powerball lottery ticket from there.

The best option for players who don’t live in the United States but still want to play Powerball is to use an online lottery ticket purchasing service. You will discover that you can enjoy personalized discounts and offers when getting your Powerball tickets online, so the price may vary.

The price of the Powerball tickets sold online will be a few dollars more than those sold in the US. However, this difference does not compare to the expenses of airfare, hotel stays, and transportation to the US.

What is the cost of a Powerball ticket in the US?

Powerball ticket costs start from $2 (about 154 rupees) and increase based on the extra features you choose. Below you can see the price for each option available to Powerball players.

  • Price per line

    A standard Powerball line bought in the U.S. costs $2 (about ₹154). If you decide to play with more entries, you will pay $4 (₹308 ) for two lines, $6 (around ₹462) for three, and so on. You can go for as many moves as you wish, with the price increasing by $2 for each added line.

  • Power Play

    This American multiplier is optional, so you can either add it to your ticket or not. If you decide to play with it, the cost of every line will increase by $1. Note that if you win a secondary prize with the PowerPlay, the amount you win will be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, or, even 10 times!

What is the cost of a Powerball ticket when playing online?

At LottoSmile, we do everything we can to maintain the Powerball ticket price as convenient as possible for you. However, you will notice that the cost of buying Powerball lottery tickets online on LottoSmile is slightly higher than the US price.

So, how much does a Powerball ticket cost online? On LottoSmile, every line of Powerball costs around $5 (₹385) and you can play only one line if this is what you want! The optional Powerplay would cost you $2.5 (₹192) more.

So why is there a difference between the Powerball ticket price in the U.S. and online? The explanation is simple. This is the only commission online players pay for using LottoSmile. It means that if you win, the whole amount will go straight to you, and we will not charge you anything.

Physical tickets from the US vs. online purchases – Price Difference

There are only two possible ways for Indian citizens to purchase Powerball tickets: either by traveling to the U.S or by doing it online. Getting the US visa, traveling to the United States, booking a hotel, and paying for transportation would mean quite a big investment for anyone.

A more affordable and convenient method is to get your Powerball lottery tickets online. If you choose our platform, you will benefit from a few important advantages. First of all, you need to understand how secure and safe your investment is.

For example, when purchasing your Powerball tickets online from India on LottoSmile, one of our representatives in the United States purchases the tickets, on your behalf, from reputed accredited retailers only. All the tickets bought online by our players are scanned and sent to them, before being carefully stored in safes.

These security measures prove that purchasing Powerball tickets legally online on LottoSmile might just be the best option for lottery players who don’t live in the U.S. Also, the discounts and benefits we offer will reduce your cost and even increase your odds of winning.

LottoSmile's offers & discounts

Playing on our platform comes with discounts and other special promotions to improve your gameplay. These are the features we offer and that you can use for the next Powerball draw.

  • Multi-Draws

    If you want to play successive draws without having to actually buy a new Powerball ticket every week, the multi-draw is your solution. Each option from 5 to 52 draws comes with a discount of up to 25%.

  • Syndicates

    When you decide to play in a group, you share the costs with all the players in the syndicate. So you increase your odds of winning the Powerball while reducing your investment.

  • Bundles

    To mix personal and group entries, go for bundles. Each package comes with a built-in discount depending on your choice!

  • Subscription

    By subscribing to the Powerball draw, you get every 7th ticket for free!

What if you win by playing online?

We all dream of winning the lottery, but what happens when you actually win? Well, you will receive a notification from us on your personal account, in the Wins section, and also via e-mail or SMS. You can also check the Powerball results page to stay updated. The next step is to collect your prize.

After winning the jackpot, you may be required to collect the prize in person from the official lottery operators. In this case, our team will help you through this process. Smaller wins will be transferred directly to your account after receipt confirmation.

At LottoSmile, we are always happy to share success lotto stories. In April 2012, B.U. won the life-changing second Powerball prize worth $1 Million. He had only recently started playing the US Powerball on our platform, and we offered him a luxurious trip from the UK to Florida to collect his prize.

In 2016, three players won big by playing online, they became millionaires! All three of them won the US Powerball second prize, worth $1 Million, by playing online on our platform. G., an Australian player, has played for more than 10 years and in 2016 he got very lucky. He managed to guess all 5 main numbers of the draw and also became a millionaire!

In January, H.V. from El Salvador guessed the 5 main Powerball numbers and earned the $10 Lakh prize. P. from Quebec, Canada also won the second Powerball prize in February 2016.

You could be the next player to win on LottoSmile and change your life around!

What was the price of a Powerball ticket in the past?

The Powerball ticket price has slightly increased over the years, but the jackpot has also increased by millions. Before 2012, the price of a single Powerball line was $1, and the Powerplay option was not yet introduced. Currently, each line costs $2 and the Powerplay multiplier adds another $1 per line.

This Powerball ticket price modification was designed to avoid confusion between the US Powerball vs the US Mega Millions, its direct competitor.

Share Your Opinion!

What do you think about the cost of a Powerball ticket? Is it an affordable option or do you wish it could be lower? Have you played this lottery with our discounts and offers?

Let us know what you think in the comments section below and don't miss our US Powerball guide! We love to hear our users’ stories and personal experiences. Good luck in your next draw!