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February 23, 2024

NASCAR Powerball Playoff returns for the 2024 NASCAR racing season

Powerball®, the Official Lottery Game of NASCAR, has brought back its highly anticipated national promotion, the NASCAR Powerball Playoff! The Powerball promotion will culminate with four lottery players winning a VIP trip for two to NASCAR Championship Weekend, Nov. 8-10, at Phoenix Raceway and a chance to win $1 million during a special drawing televised live from the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Throughout the 2024 NASCAR regular season, lottery players will have the opportunity to enter the Powerball® promotion through their local lottery. Lotteries participating in the 2024 NASCAR Powerball Playoff include:

LotteryEntry date
ColoradoJuly 1 - July 31
DelawareMarch 4 - June 17
FloridaJuly 1 - July 31
HoosierMay 1 - June 16
IdahoJune 14 - June 28
IowaFeb 27 - June 19
KansasApril 28 - June 30
KentuckyMay 6 - June 16
LouisianaMay 20 - July 8
MaineApril 1 - April 29
MarylandMay 20 - July 1
MinnesotaJune 25 - July 25
MississippiMarch 27 - April 24
NebraskaMay 28 - June 24
New MexicoJune 1 - June 30
New YorkMay 1 - June 30
North CarolinaMay 1 - May 31
North DakotaApril 10 - July 9
OklahomaMay 1 - June 5
PennsylvaniaMay 7 - June 6
Rhode IslandMay 12 - July 17
South CarolinaMay 3 - May 20
South DakotaApril 17 - July 23
TennesseeJune 17 - July 31
West VirginiaMay 1 - May 22
WisconsinJune 2 - June 22

NOTE: Additional lotteries may join the promotion at a later time.

What is the NASCAR Powerball Playoff?

The NASCAR Powerball Playoff™ is a national Powerball® promotion that first debuted during the 2023 NASCAR season. Back for its second installment in 2024, the NASCAR Powerball Playoff will, again, culminate with four lottery players winning a VIP trip for two to NASCAR Championship Weekend™, Nov. 8-10, at Phoenix Raceway and entry into a special drawing to win the $1 million grand prize.

The $1 million drawing will be broadcast live prior to the start of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race™ on NBC.

Players can follow the NASCAR Powerball Playoff on Facebook and Instagram.

How do I enter?

Entry into the national Powerball® promotion begins at the state level, with participating lotteries holding in-state contests and second-chance drawings throughout the 2024 NASCAR regular season to form a national pool of entrants. Entry periods and method of entry will vary by lottery. Players should follow their local lotteries for entry dates and requirements. Lottery entry periods can be found here.

At the end of the 2024 NASCAR regular season, 16 semi-finalists will be randomly drawn from the national pool to advance to the Powerball Playoff drawings.

How do the Powerball Playoff drawings work?

The Powerball Playoff drawings are a series of elimination drawings that mirror the elimination rounds of the NASCAR Playoffs. In the NASCAR Playoffs, the top 16 drivers at the end of the regular season are eligible to compete for the championship title. After each NASCAR playoff round, the bottom four drivers are eliminated until the field of eligible drivers decreases from 16 to 12 to 8 to 4. The final four drivers, known as the Championship 4, are the elite group competing for the championship title during the final race of the season at Phoenix Raceway.

Likewise, the NASCAR Powerball Playoff™ starts with 16 national semi-finalists. As the NASCAR Playoff field of drivers is reduced, Powerball will reduce its playoff field of semi-finalists eligible to win the $1 million grand prize. Through a series of elimination drawings, the field of semi-finalists will be reduced from 16 to 12 to 8 to 4 – with the remaining four finalists winning a VIP trip for two to the NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway and entry into the $1 million drawing in Victory Lane.

The results of each Powerball Playoff drawing will be revealed during select race broadcasts, beginning with the Round of 16 announcement on Sept. 1 during the NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC. Cash prizes will be awarded to all 16 national semi-finalists based on their elimination position, ranging from $2,500 to the $1 million prize:

Powerball Playoff DrawingsDateRace AnnouncementNotes
Round of 16Sept. 1Cookout Southern 500 (Darlington)16 semi-finalists advance
Round of 12Sept. 21Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Bristol)12 semi-finalists advance (4 eliminated win $2,500)
Round of 8Oct. 13Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Charlotte)8 semi-finalists advance (4 eliminated win $5,000)
Championship 4Nov. 3Xfinity 500 (Martinsville)4 finalists advance (4 eliminated win $7,500)
$1 Million ChampionshipNov. 10Cup Series Championship (Phoenix)1 $1 Million winner, 3 $10,000 winners

What’s included in the VIP trip to 2024 NASCAR Championship Weekend?

The VIP trip experience includes roundtrip airfare for two to Phoenix, three nights hotel accommodations – double occupancy, two Ally Curve Hospitality Club passes for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship™ race on Nov. 9 and the NASCAR Cup Series Championship™ race on Nov. 10, two passes for VIP experiences at Phoenix Raceway during NASCAR Championship Weekend including NASCAR Cup Series™ VIP access, NASCAR team hauler tour, MRN radio booth tour, pace car rides, Victory Lane access, two Official NASCAR Championship Weekend™ Event Programs, two scanner rentals for use while at Phoenix Raceway, two souvenir gift bags, welcome dinner and all meals, and ground transportation to scheduled events and activities.

2023 NASCAR Powerball Playoff Coverage

Last year, four finalists from the Hoosier Lottery, Mississippi Lottery, New Mexico Lottery, and South Dakota Lottery traveled to Phoenix for a VIP experience at the 2023 NASCAR Championship Weekend. Before the green flag dropped at the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship™, Stephanie Walker of West Point, MS, was declared the inaugural NASCAR Powerball Playoff Champion and $1 million winner during a special drawing held in Victory Lane.

Nov. 5, 2023 – Mississippi Lottery Player Wins $1 Million in NASCAR Powerball Playoff Championship Drawing

Oct. 29, 2023 – Championship 4 Locked in for NASCAR Powerball Playoff Finale

Oct. 8, 2023 – Round of 8 Locked in After Second Elimination Drawing in NASCAR Powerball Playoff

Sept. 17, 2023 – Round of 12 Locked in After First Elimination Drawing in NASCAR Powerball Playoff

August 26, 2023 – Round of 16 Set for NASCAR Powerball Playoff

March 23, 2023 – Powerball Debuts New NASCAR Playoff Promotion