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Changes Coming to Powerball...

How is Powerball Changing?
  On January 15, 2012, Powerball will undergo major changes to produce bigger jackpots, better odds of winning and more millionaires. The cost of a ticket will increase to $2. Here are the key changes:
    •   Starting jackpot doubles from $20 million to $40 million.
    •   Jackpots increase by a minimum of $10 million with each roll.
    •   Odds of winning the jackpot will improve from 1 in 195.2 million
         to 1 in 175.2 million.
    •   Overall odds of winning will improve from 1 in 35 to 1 in 32.
    •   Match-5 prize will increase from $200,000 to $1 million.
    •   The Powerball-only prize will increase from $3 to $4.
 
     
Is the New Powerball Played the Same?
 

The basic play style is the same; however, the number of red Powerball numbers is being reduced by four. (The number of white ball numbers remains the same.) So, players will select five white ball numbers from a field of 59 and one red Powerball number from a field of 35.

 
     
Will Power Play Still Be Available?
 

Yes, but Power Play prizes become set prizes, no longer dependent upon a multiplier. These set prizes are at least double the original Powerball prize and range from $12 for matching just the Powerball number to $2 million for matching all five white ball numbers. The cost is still an additional $1 per play.

 
     
Why the Price Increase?
 

The richer benefits provided by the enhanced Powerball game are funded by the price increase. This is similar to how the Lottery positions benefits for its scratch-off games, where the cost of the ticket corresponds to the size of the prizes available and the odds of winning.  For those players who prefer a $1 big jackpot game, Mega Millions is a great option.

 
     
What is the Benefit to Players?
 

The enhanced Powerball game is designed to give players more draw-style game choices than ever before by offering a premium jackpot game with bigger jackpots, better odds of winning and more million-dollar prizes. Together, Powerball and Mega Millions offer jackpot lovers the chance to play FOUR times a week with Powerball drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Mega Millions drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 
     
What About the Multidraw Suspension?
  Multidraw returns in full for Powerball on January 15th.