Powerball players will be able to win larger prizes by using Power Play, thanks to changes in the feature’s prize structure. Starting with the Jan. 22 drawing, the Power Play option will allow players to multiply non-jackpot winnings by two to five times, depending on the multiplier number drawn at the beginning of the Powerball drawing. The second-level Match 5 prize with Power Play will remain $2 million.
“Players really like the multiplier feature,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “Now they can win up to five times the regular prize amounts using Power Play.”
Regular Power Play prizes start at $4 and go up to $10,000, which means prizes could range from $8 to $50,000.
Reardon noted that no other changes will take place within the Powerball game.
“Powerball tickets will still cost $2, with Power Play available for an additional $1,” said Reardon. “Players will still pick five numbers from 1 and 59 and one Powerball number between 1 and 35.”