I Designed a quiz app which simply withdraws the amount earned by user after playing the game from the smart contract.But Each time i click on the withdraw button to call the withdraw function on my smart contract i always get the above error(Transaction Error: Error: non-payable method cannot override value ) here is the withdraw code for the frontend

const {ethereum} = window;
    if (ethereum) {
      const provider = new ethers.providers.Web3Provider(ethereum, "any");
      const signer = provider.getSigner();
      const contract = new ethers.Contract(contractAddress, abi, signer);
      try {
        const tx = await contract.withdraw(userAddress, { value: earnedInWei });

        await tx.wait();
        console.log("Transaction Successful!");
      } catch (error) {
        console.error("Transaction Error: ", error);
    } else {
      console.error("No web3 provider found. Please install MetaMask or use another web3 provider");

and below is my smart contract

```//SPDX-License-Identifier: UNLICENSED

pragma solidity >=0.8.7;

contract ethQuiz {

//address of the owner of the smart contract
address payable public owner;

//Making sure that only the owner calls the smart contract
    owner= payable(msg.sender);
//funding the smart contract
    receive() external payable {
//for users to withdraw funds from the smart contract
function withdraw(uint256 amount) external {
    require(amount <= address(this).balance, "too much!");

//to check the available balance in the smart contract
function getBalance() external view returns (uint){
    return address(this).balance;
//initial amount on smart contract:300000000000000000 wei```


2 Answers 2


const tx = await contract.withdraw(userAddress, { value: earnedInWei });

withdraw() isnt a payable method, and you're trying to send ether to it. I believe what you're trying to do is just const tx = await contract.withdraw(earnedInWei);

  • yess!!!! thanks alot you are right...everything works fine now Commented Jan 16, 2023 at 13:11

withdraw is not a payable method so you can not send ether to this method. @Foxxxey is correct

Do this

const tx = await contract.withdraw(earnedInWei);
await tx.wait().then(data => {
   console.log('data', data)
  • yes thanks alot,really appreciate Commented Jan 16, 2023 at 13:12

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