October 19, 2005
Match 5 Bonus Prize Fund Increases To $20 Million
The Match 5 Bonus Prize Fund is now up to $20 million! This means if the jackpot is won tonight, the second-level prize winners ? those who match all five white-ball numbers ? will share the $20 million bonus fund to win even more cash! If the jackpot is not won tonight, the bonus prize fund will keep growing until the jackpot is won.
"The Match 5 Bonus Prize feature is a new feature that goes into effect whenever a jackpot surpasses a previous record," said Larry Jansen, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. "This jackpot is the first time that has happened."
Jansen said the exact amount of the bonus prize depends on the number of players who match all five white-ball numbers and the Bonus Prize Fund level. The higher fund, combined with the set $200,000 second-level prize and a Power Play multiplier, could bring a player more than $1 million.
"Several players could potentially become millionaires tonight," Jansen said.
For more information about the Match 5 Bonus Prize feature, go to molottery.com.