OAR 177-085-0015
Powerball® Game Description


General Information: Powerball® is a five out of sixty-nine numbers plus one out of twenty-six numbers lottery game, drawn every Wednesday and Saturday as part of the Powerball® drawing event, which pays the Grand Prize, at the election of the player made in accordance with these rules or by a default election made in accordance with these rules, either on an annuitized pari-mutuel basis or as a single lump sum payment of the total funding held in the Grand Prize Pool Account for the winning drawing on a pari-mutuel basis. Except as provided in the rules, all other prizes are paid as a single lump sum payment. Powerball® winning numbers applicable to determine Powerball® prizes are determined in the Powerball® drawing event.


Selection of Numbers: To play Powerball®, a player shall select (or computer pick) five different numbers, from one through sixty-nine and one additional number from one through twenty-six. The additional number may be the same as one of the first five numbers selected by the player, as long as it is from one through twenty-six.


Purchase of Tickets: Tickets can be purchased for two dollars from an Oregon Lottery® approved retailer in a manner approved by the Oregon Lottery® and in accordance with these rules. A player may purchase tickets for future consecutive drawings up to the maximum permitted by the Lottery.


Player’s Responsibility: It is the sole responsibility of the player to verify the accuracy of the game play or plays and other data printed on the ticket. A ticket may not be voided or canceled by returning the ticket to the retailer or to the Lottery, including tickets that are printed in error. No ticket shall be returned to the Lottery for credit. The placing of plays is done at the player’s own risk through the Lottery retailer, who when entering the play or plays is acting on behalf of the player. When the purchase of a ticket fails to complete because the ticket does not print, the player is responsible for notifying the retailer prior to the drawing(s) on the ticket to obtain a refund or a replacement ticket.


Entry of Plays: Plays may be entered manually using a Lottery terminal keypad or touch screen or by means of a play slip provided by the Lottery and marked by the player or by such other means approved by the Lottery. Retailers cannot permit the use of facsimiles of play slips, copies of play slips, or other materials that are inserted into a terminal’s play slip reader that are not printed or approved by the Lottery. Retailers must not permit any device to be connected to a Lottery terminal to enter plays, except as approved by the Lottery.


Determination of Winning Numbers: The winning numbers for the Powerball® game shall be determined at a drawing conducted under the supervision of the MUSL Board. The MUSL Board shall determine the frequency of Powerball® game drawings. Winning numbers shall be selected at random with the aid of mechanical drawing equipment or a random number generator. The Lottery Director shall designate a Drawing Manager who shall review and randomly observe the drawings conducted by the MUSL Board. The drawing procedures shall include procedures for randomly selecting the Powerball® game winning numbers and the Power Play® multiplier.

Source: Rule 177-085-0015 — Powerball® Game Description, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=177-085-0015.

Last Updated

2 years ago
(June 8, 2021)

Rule 177-085-0015’s source at or​.us