NEW POWERBALL GAME DETAILS

 

POWERBALL IS NOW $2 AND OFFERS BIGGER JACKPOTS,

BETTER ODDS, MORE MILLION DOLLAR WINNERS!

Sales for the $2 Powerball game began January 15, 2012 offering bigger jackpots and more millionaires. The first drawing will take place on January 18, 2012 . Changes in the game include:

  • Powerball tickets are $2 per play
  • The Power Play option remains $1 extra per play, and now has a “fixed” prize based on prize won (no multiplier). See the prize payout below.
  • The Powerball numbers decreased from 39 to 35. The White Ball numbers remain the same at 1 through 59.
  • The odds of winning the Jackpot improved from 1 in 195 million to 1 in 175 million.
  • Overall prize odds improved from 1 in 35.1 to 1 in 31.85.
  • Starting Jackpots are bigger! Jackpots now start at $40 Million (up from $20 Million).
  • The Match 5 prize is an automatic $1 Million, and increases to $2 Million if won with the Power Play option!*
  • Multi-draw plays are available for Powerball again now. Play up to 24 draws ahead!
  • You may also Advance (skip) draws up to two weeks from the current draw (available only by manual entry by your retailer).
  • New play slips are now available. The old play slips will NOT work on the system. You can obtain new slips from your local retailer.

The new payouts and odds are:

If You Match: Win*: Odds: With Power Play® Win*:
5 + POWERBALL JACKPOT 175,233,510 JACKPOT ONLY
5 $1 MILLION 5,153,632.65 $2 MILLION
4 + POWERBALL $10,000 648,975.96 $40,000
4 $100 19,087.53 $200
3 + POWERBALL $100 12,244.83 $200
3 $7 360.14 $14
2 + POWERBALL $7 706.43 $14
1 + POWERBALL $4 110.81 $12
POWERBALL ONLY $4 55.41 $12