MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery players who purchase Powerball tickets with the Power Play option during the month of May will have a shot at multiplying their non-jackpot prizes by a factor of 10 during the Power Play 10X promotion.
Powerball's Power Play feature normally allows players a chance to multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times for an additional $1 wager. The multiplier ball is selected at the beginning of each drawing.
Starting with the May 1 drawing, one of the 5X multiplier balls will be replaced with a 10X. If the 10X is selected, non-jackpot prizes won for that drawing will be multiplied 10 times for players who also purchased the Power Play option.
Power Play purchasers have an opportunity to win $2 million if they match the first five numbers and the 10X is selected as the Power Play number, multiplying the $200,000 second-tier prize by 10.
The 10X multiplier will stay in play through the Powerball drawing on Saturday, May 29. The 10X could be drawn up to nine times during the month of May, but if it is not drawn at least once, the promotion will continue until the 10X is drawn. At the end of the promotion, the 10X multiplier will be removed and the original 5X will return to that spot.
The cost of the Power Play option remains the same – an additional $1 for each Powerball play. The probability of a 10X being drawn will be 1-in-16. Powerball with Power Play tickets purchased in advance for draws during the promotional period will qualify.
Powerball drawings are conducted at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 EDT. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 participating jurisdictions.
How to play Powerball: To play Powerball, players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 39 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize. For an additional $1, players can opt for Power Play which offers the opportunity to multiply non-jackpot winnings from two to five times.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $19.2 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.
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