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2015-09-28 16:00:19.82

Powerball Changes Coming Soon


Missouri’s biggest jackpot game, Powerball, is going to get even bigger and better starting Oct. 4. The improved Powerball game will create bigger jackpots, better chances of winning a prize, a higher multiplier and a much larger third-level prize.

“Every product gets updated and improved from time to time, and Lottery games are no different,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “This will be the eighth time the game has been updated in its 23-year history.”

Reardon said this change will increase the average jackpot amount from $174 million to $310 million. The third-level prize – which is currently $10,000 – will increase to $50,000.

“The people that play Powerball want to play for enormous, life-changing prizes,” said Reardon. “Not only will the jackpots get larger faster, but changing the range of numbers will also increase the number of prizes won overall.”

Reardon noted the ticket price will stay the same at $2.

Starting Oct. 4, players will pick five numbers from 1 to 69 and one number – the Powerball – from 1 to 26. The overall odds of winning a prize will drop from 1 in 31.85 to 1 in 24.9.

“There will also be a higher multiplier for those who use Power Play,” Reardon said. “When the jackpot is between $40 and $150 million, the multiplier will go as high as 10 times for all prizes, not including the jackpot and $1 million match five prizes.”

She said like the current design, the million-dollar prize will bump up to $2 million when the multiplier is matched.


 







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