Officials say new features include bigger winning experiences and the addition of a third draw each week. The cost of a ticket is also going up to $3 but will now include the PowerPlay option, a feature that multiplies all non-jackpot winning prizes by at least double, up to $2,000,000.
What changes are coming to Powerball?
Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Powerball tickets may be purchased with both Power Play and Double Play for an additional $1 each, per play. Tickets purchased with Power Play will only have multiplied prizes in the regular Powerball drawings.
What is the Powerball double play?
Double Play® is a new add-on feature to the Powerball® game that gives players in select jurisdictions another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million.
Is the Illinois Lotto game changing?
Illinois is making changes to its Lotto game. Players will now choose their numbers from a pool of 50, instead of 52, increasing the odds of winning. And after each Lotto draw, there will be two additional draws, giving every ticket holder two additional chances to win a million dollars.
How many days a week is Powerball?
Currently, Powerball is drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For the new Monday draw, all Powerball sales will be temporarily paused after the draw closes at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, California Lottery said.
How many times a week is Powerball played?
In addition to the drawings held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the multi-state game will offer drawings on Mondays. This change to three drawings per week will go into effect for the Monday, Aug. 23, drawing.
How does Powerball Double Play work?
How does Double Play work? Powerball players can add the Double Play option to their Powerball ticket for an additional $1. Adding Double Play makes the ticket eligible to win prizes in both the Powerball drawing and the Double Play drawing.
What is Power Play on Powerball?
A PowerHit System entry which not only guarantees the Powerball, but allows you to pick from 8 to 15 numbers from the main barrel. A Pick entry guarantees you either 1 or 2 winning numbers. Learn more about Pick entries.
Why is Illinois Lotto $2 now?
To support the improved player experience, the price per line of Lotto will increase from $1 to $2. The Illinois Lottery exists to generate essential funding to support K-12 education and good causes across the State of Illinois.