NASCAR Powerball Playoff Launches for 2024 Season

Win a VIP trip for two to NASCAR Championship Weekend™ plus a chance to win $1 million in Victory Lane


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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 in 27 states will have the opportunity to enter the Powerball® promotion through their local lottery. Lotteries participating in the 2024 NASCAR Powerball Playoff, include:

Lottery Entry Date
Arizona Lottery July 1 - July 15
Colorado Lottery July 1 - July 31
Delaware Lottery March 4 - June 17
Florida Lottery July 1 - July 31
Hoosier Lottery May 1 - June 17
Idaho Lottery June 14 - June 28
Iowa Lottery Feb 27 - June 19
Kansas Lottery April 28 - June 30
Kentucky Lottery May 6 - June 16
Louisiana Lottery Corporation May 20 - July 8
Maine Lottery April 1 - April 29
Maryland Lottery May 20 - July 1
Minnesota State Lottery June 25 - July 25
Mississippi Lottery March 27 - April 24
Nebraska Lottery May 28 - June 24
New Mexico Lottery June 1 - June 30
New York Lottery May 1 - June 30
North Carolina Education Lottery May 1 - May 31
North Dakota Lottery April 10 - July 9
Oklahoma Lottery May 1 - June 5
Pennsylvania Lottery May 7 - June 6
Rhode Island Lottery May 12 - July 17
South Carolina Education Lottery May 3 - May 20
South Dakota Lottery April 17 - July 23
Tennessee Lottery June 17 - July 31
West Virginia Lottery May 1 - May 22
Wisconsin Lottery June 2 - June 22
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.

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 Playoffs™ 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 Playoffs™ 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:


Drawing Announcement Date Race Playoffs
1. Round of 16 Sept. 1 Cook Out Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC 16 semi-finalists advance
2. Round of 12 Sept. 21 Bass Pro Shops Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN 12 semi-finalists advance
4 eliminated win $2,500
3. Round of 8 Oct. 13 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC 8 semi-finalists advance
4 eliminated win $5,000
4. Championship 4 Nov. 3 Xfinity 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA 4 finalists advance & win VIP trip
4 eliminated win $7,500
5. $1 Million Championship Nov. 10 NASCAR Cup Series Championship, Phoenix Raceway, Phoenix, AZ ONE $1 Million winner
THREE $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™ race, 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.


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