STATE–Starting with the Saturday, May 1, Powerball drawing, players will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times, just by selecting the ‘PowerPlay’ option when they purchase their tickets. This special promotion ends with the May 29 drawing—but if the special ‘10x’ ball is not selected during that time, the promotion will continue until it is.
Acting Lottery Executive Director Steven Palmieri explained the way in which players will win with this Powerball ‘10x’ promotion, “All a player has to do is to select ‘PowerPlay’ when they purchase their ticket. In a normal drawing for PowerPlay, there are four balls each for the 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x multiplier levels. However, during the month of May—and longer than that, if a ‘10x’ winner isn’t selected before May 29—one of those 5x balls will be replaced by a special ‘10x’ ball, giving players a 1 in 16 chance that the special ‘10x’ ball will be drawn during any draw.”
Palmieri also noted that the ‘10x’ promotion would not apply to top jackpot amounts, saying, “Even though the ‘10x’ promotion doesn’t apply to the top jackpot prize, it is still going to turn an ordinary $3 winner into a $30 winner, and a second-prize, $200,000 winner into a winner of $2 million—and that’s not a bad return on spending an extra dollar for PowerPlay.”
“We’ve already had a Powerball winner in New Jersey, our sales of the game are going strong, and we’re getting huge amounts of positive feedback from our players,” said Palmieri, “This ‘10x’ promotion in May is another great way for players to win—and win big—with Powerball.”
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