Beginning Jan. 22, the Powerball “Power Play” option will change to include a multiplier feature for seven of the game’s nine prize levels. At that time, the current set of Power Play prizes for the lower seven prize tiers will change; the new levels will be determined by using a random multiplier of 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Under the new games rules, a separate drawing will be performed to select the Power Play number—either 2, 3, 4, or 5. For those players purchasing the Power Play option, all prizes—except the jackpot and Match 5-of-5 prize—will then be multiplied by the Power Play number drawn. The prize for matching 5 of 5 will remain $2 million if the Power Play option is purchased.
The ticket price for Powerball will remain $2, and the price of purchasing the Power Play option is unchanged at $1.
See tnlottery.com for details about how to play this popular game and to review each of the new Power Play prize levels.
Powerball is played in 45 lottery jurisdictions (43 states plus Washington DC and US Virgin Islands).Playing Powerball is easy! Just select any five numbers from 1 to 59 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 35, or choose Quick Pick (QP) and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. If you match any of the nine winning number combinations - you win! Overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 32.
Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights. Please note that broadcast times on any of the Lottery’s partner television networks may vary.
About the Tennessee Education Lottery
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Net proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets, currently averaging over $6.3 million per week, fund specific education programs, including college scholarships and after-school programs.
Since the Lottery began selling tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $2.8 billion for these programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $6.5 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $706 million in retailer commissions.
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