Powerball To Become More Powerful Than EverMonday, November 21st, 2011
We have some exciting news. In celebration of its 20th birthday, beginning Sunday, January 15, 2012, Powerball will be more Powerful than ever. Changes to the game will mean bigger starting jackpots, larger prizes and more winners.
For just $2 a play, you will get bigger jackpots, better prizes, more winners and an easier play style.
The Power Play® add-on feature will also become easier to understand and follow. Still priced at $1 per play, Power Play will offer fixed prize levels in place of the current multiplier option. Better yet, the second-tier prize with Power Play will increase from $1 million to $2 million cash.
To prepare for the new version of Powerball, we will begin a “step-down” on the number of drawings available for Advanced Play purchases. As a reminder, Advance Play allows Maryland Lottery players the opportunity to purchases tickets good for up to 15 consecutive draws in the future. The step-down will begin on Saturday, November 26th after the drawing. The number of Advance play draws available for purchase will decrease by one each draw night until the game change occurs in January.
After the close of the Saturday, January 14, 2012 drawing, players will not be able to buy Powerball tickets for the next draw or any future draws. Powerball sales for the new $2 Powerball games will begin on Sunday morning, January 15, 2012 and the first drawing will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. If there is no winner in the drawing on Saturday, January 14, the jackpot will keep rolling – but with higher increases per roll. If there is a jackpot winner on January 14 the jackpot for Wednesday, January 18 will be an estimated $40 million!
|Draw Dates||Number of Available Draws|
|Sat, Nov. 26, 2011||15 or less|
|Wed, Nov. 30, 2011||14 or less|
|Sat, Dec. 3, 2011||13 or less|
|Wed, Dec 7, 2011||12 or less|
|Sat, Dec 10, 2011||11 or less|
|Wed, Dec 14, 2011||10 or less|
|Sat, Dec 17, 2011||9 or less|
|Wed, Dec 21, 2011||8 or less|
|Sat, Dec 24, 2011||7 or less|
|Wed, Dec 28, 2011||6 or less|
|Sat, Dec 31, 2011||5 or less|
|Wed, Jan 4, 2012||4 or less|
|Sat, Jan 7, 2012||3 or less|
|Wed, Jan 11, 2012||2 or less|
|Sat, Jan 14, 2012||1|
|Sun, Jan 15, 2012||First day of $2 Powerball sales|
|Wed, Jan 18, 2012||First drawing of $2 Powerball|
So, power up your potential for winning and get in on the fun and prizes with the new and improved Powerball game.