|Your Ticket Numbers||
|Lotto Draw Numbers|
|Stop||Match||Prize||Odds||Winning Tickets||Win Frequency|
|$4||1 in 55||0||0|
|$4||1 in 111||0||0|
|$7||1 in 706||0||0|
|$7||1 in 360||0||0|
|$100||1 in 12,245||0||0|
|$100||1 in 19,088||0||0|
|$10,000||1 in 648,976||0||0|
|$1,000,000||1 in 5,153,633||0||0|
|1 in 175,223,510||0||0|
|Money Spent||Money Won||Profit / Loss||Return on $|
About Powerball Simulator.
Accurately emulates the American Powerball lottery game. Simulates up to 6,000 games per minute. Runs inside your browser.
How to Play.
Click the Start button to simulate playing twice a week (Wed, Sat) until play is stopped. See below for more options.
Options and Keyboard Shortcuts.
|S||Start and Stop play.|
|Esc||Reset all results to zero. The simulator must not be running.|
|Quick Pick||Q||Emulates the purchase of a Quick Pick ticket for each game where six random numbers are selected for the player. Uncheck this box and click each ticket number in turn to enter your own numbers.|
|Power Play||P||Power Play tickets cost $3 instead of $2 for an increase in all prizes except the jackpot. Switch between power play and normal play at any time to see the difference in results.|
|Show Matches||M||When this option is selected, each matching ball and winning ticket will be highlighted. This option is disabled when running at Max speed.|
|Fast||F||Run the simulator at 600 games per minute.|
|Slow||L||Run the simulator at 120 games per minute.|
|Stop||If any of these check boxes are selected, the simulator will stop when that prize is won.|
|Sound Alert on Stop*||A||If you wish, you can receive an audible alert when the simulator stops automatically; such as when you have ticked a Stop check box, or set the simulator to run for a fixed number of years.|
|Remember Settings and Results*||R||Saves the simulator state between visits and page refreshes. To clear the saved data, uncheck this box and reload or close the page.|
|N||The simulator can be used to pick ticket numbers. Press N when stopped to generate six random numbers.|
*These HTML5 features may not be supported in older browsers.
|Match||Odds||Prize||Average Win Frequency|
|1 in 55||$4||0|
|1 in 111||$4||0|
|1 in 706||$7||0|
|1 in 360||$7||0|
|1 in 12,245||$100||0|
|1 in 19,088||$100||0|
|1 in 648,976||$10,000||0|
|1 in 5,153,633||$1,000,000||0|
|1 in 175,223,510||Jackpot||0|
Jackpot Numbers Quick Pick.
It could take the full simulator 20 days or more to match five numbers and the powerball. This Hi-Speed simulator has been created to address
this problem. It's a cut down version of the full simulator that only matches five numbers and the powerball.
Click the Start button to simulate buying one Quick Pick ticket per game until you hit the jackpot.
Matching five numbers and powerball - Odds: 1 in 175,223,510
Guaranteed win Quick Picks.
This table generates 35 Quick Pick tickets, each with a unique powerball number.
If you are willing to spend $70 and complete 5 payslips you will win at least $4 using these numbers.
Click the Test button to simulate a lottery draw and see how much you might typically win for your $70 outlay. Matched ticket numbers are shown in red. (Or press and hold "T" on your keyboard. The simulator will stop when you win $100 or more)
*It has been reported that this simulator does not work in Internet Explorer 8. For best performance use Chrome or Firefox.
What is the purpose of this simulator.
The chances of winning a lottery jackpot during your lifetime are almost zero. This simulator lets you put this to the test without spending a single penny.
Can this simulator help me win the lottery.
No. It only demonstrates the extreme unlikeliness of ever winning a big prize.
How accurate is this simulator and how are the numbers picked.
The numbers are generated using a PRNG (pseudorandom number generator) which is the same method used when you buy a Quick Pick ticket.
Can I see what numbers win each prize.
Yes. Tick any Stop check box and the simulator will stop when that prize is won. The winning numbers will be highlighted in gold.
Can I use my own lottery numbers.
Yes. Un-check Quick Pick and enter your numbers directly by clicking each ball in turn.
I have run the simulator for hours but still not hit the jackpot.
If you leave the simulator running 24/7 at max speed, you should hit the jackpot about once every 20 days. Playing the real lottery twice a week, you should win the jackpot once every 1,684,841 years on average.
Why does the simulator stop running when I switch to another tab in my browser.
The simulator runs slowly on my Tablet and Phone.
If you want to run the simulator at top speed use Chrome on a desktop or laptop pc.