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Powerball to bring back Power Play multiplier in January

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If you’re a Powerball player who likes to Power Play your ticket, you’ll see a change in January when the random multiplier prize feature returns.

Currently, if you choose a Power Play option and win, you get a fixed prize amount for all prizes but the jackpot. But beginning with the Jan. 22 drawing, your winnings, except for the jackpot and Match 5 + 0 prizes, will be multiplied by 2, 3, 4 or 5, whichever number is chosen randomly during the drawing.

We hope that will be good news for North Carolina Powerball players who told us they preferred the multiplier feature to the fixed prizes.

You’ll see no change in prices. A Powerball ticket will continue to cost $2 and purchasing the Power Play option will remain an additional $1. You’ll also see no change in the matrix, the range of numbers that can be chosen for the five white balls or the red Powerball. The prize structure for a $2 Powerball ticket remains the same, but some Power Play prizes will change because of the return of the multiplier feature.

Players who buy multi-draw tickets with Power Play should pay attention to the change in the prize structure. The tickets they buy for drawings from now through the Jan. 18 drawing will pay prizes based on the current prize structure of the game.  Those bought now for drawings beginning on Jan. 22 will be based on the new prize structure. You can see the current and new prize structures for lower-tier prizes here.

32 Comments

On 10/29/2013 05:14, The Recreator said

Thank you so much for the New Feature !!! We've been waiting on this !!!!!!!!!!

On 10/29/2013 06:30, Sandy said

``GREAT !

On 10/29/2013 07:19, Skitzam said

What does "1 Powerball Hall of Fame Entry" mean when I enter the second chance drawing?

On 10/29/2013 07:20, LBrown said

I like change, but the only real change I want to see is a "win!!" :-)

On 10/29/2013 08:08, Player said

I personally play the multiplier in mega millions and have less winnings than anything. I play cash 5, power ball and mega millions every drawing. $3.is a bit much. I play where I can draw the most -to-a point.I would really like a law passed where winners can remain can remain anonymous.There are those out here , if they be known be big money winners their life could be at risk.As long as taxes are payed , should be all required, Some towns are so small everyone knows everyone else. I know many states are already allowed to remain anonymous.Please and thank you.

On 10/29/2013 09:01, Player said

Can the NCEL post the new scratch tickets.How many new scratch coming out the first Tuesday.

On 10/30/2013 08:32, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (BJEANK) - We'll have a "First Tuesday" preview blog for you here in the Lucke-Zone soon!

On 10/30/2013 08:33, Lucke-Zone said

@ SKITZAM - A special Powerball promotion is going to send some lucky winners to the Pro Football Hall of Fame! You can copy & paste this link into your browser for all the details: http://bit.ly/HfmyIf

On 10/30/2013 08:40, Player said

Like the move to times 2-5, but Mega has that and their premium ticket is only $2, so I get 2 chances for a dollar more than Powerball.

On 10/30/2013 09:03, kennethr40 said

that goods news just maybe i may get lucky

On 10/30/2013 09:33, LBrown said

The new and the old prize structure charts make it look like if you Power Play for the $3 ticket, you would never win the jackpot...

On 10/30/2013 02:24, smiller said

Recreator powerball uswd to have this feature not to long ago, back then powerball was $1 and a power play was $2

On 10/30/2013 02:25, michael924 said

Question on the weekly $1000 drawing. No name was listed nor did site state "winner notifed" for the drawing held on Oct 23rd? Why?

On 10/30/2013 07:02, tony said

i love the multiplier come back

On 10/30/2013 08:55, etten said

Great!

On 10/30/2013 09:24, Player said

It is very difficult to win on scratch off tickets

On 10/30/2013 09:50, Player said

Lottery Winner's should be able to keep their name anonymous due to robberies which have already taken place after their information was released to the public for safety reasons player's should have a choice.

On 10/30/2013 10:32, Guidette said

I agree with the previous comment - the "winners" should have the choice to remain anonoymous.

On 10/31/2013 11:22, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (PONYMAN) + @ GUIDETTE - What is public information about lottery wins is not a lottery policy, it's North Carolina law. The four pieces of public information are: Winner's name, hometown, game played & amount won.

On 10/31/2013 11:23, Lucke-Zone said

@ MICHAEL924 - The lottery attempts to notify winners of drawings within 48 hours, first at the e-mail address associated with their Lucke-Zone account. If we don't hear back, we attempt telephone and then certified mail. Whether or not a winner has been notified has to do with the winner responding, not the lottery's effort to do so.

On 10/31/2013 11:24, Lucke-Zone said

@ LBROWN - Thanks for the feedback. The information is displayed that way in an effort to make it clear that Power Playing does not multiply jackpot winnings. But we appreciate your point of view and maybe the next time brochures are printed, there is a way to make it more clear.

On 11/07/2013 06:56, Al said

like to know how to increase your chance of winner, thank you

On 11/07/2013 10:00, Lucke-Zone said

@ AL - Any way you pick your numbers playing Powerball, you always have the same chances of winning a prize. The more sets of numbers you have for a drawing, the more chances you have to win. But keep in mind it takes a lot of luck to beat the odds! You can review the odds and how to play on the POWERBALL page on our website.

On 11/18/2013 12:57, Sandon said

how many entries has one person have for the playstations

On 11/19/2013 09:40, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDON - How many entries individual Lucke-Zone members make into particular drawings is not public information, it would be up to other members to tell you how many entries they've made. Good luck!

On 12/01/2013 12:08, franklin said

10X is a good game but I have'nt won on it yet I bought 5 in a row and did not win anything

On 12/31/2013 12:53, Player said

Can not enter the rewards bonus point There is a problem with the site of trying to enter. who are the winners for the month of December for the drawings. Never understands how the drawing are picked.

On 12/31/2013 03:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (MAMIE1908) Sorry you are having trouble entering your tickets for reward points. Please call our helpline at 1 855-767-1863. We post the names of winners in Lucke-Rewards drawing as soon as they claim their prizes. You can see a list of those who won prizes in December drawings by going to the Lucke-Rewards section of this website and clicking on the Winners tab. Good luck to you.

On 2/16/2014 12:14, Marko said

I have been entering 2nd chance drawings since Sept,,,But No Luck, Can Lottery Commision SHOW How many Times a Winner has entered a drawing to WIN,,,Should Show How many Points A winner Wagered to Win ??? Lucke-Zone RepliedLucke-Rewards drawings are random drawings... having even just one entry in a drawing gives you a chance to win. Making more entries gives you more chances to win. But, as with all things in the lottery, it comes down to luck! Good luck!

On 2/20/2014 11:18, flavah73 said

For some reason I can not enter any of my tickets from last week. Pick 3,4,Powerball and Mega Millions are all saying 'entry not recognized" I double checked to ensure they weren't winners. Is there a problem I am unaware of? Lucke-Zone RepliedCould you call our technical customer service to explain the issue? 855-767-1863

On 2/23/2014 08:52, ded said

I'd like to know if the changes made to Powerball and MegaMillions over the past year have resulted in more profit for the lottery or less. Have people been driven away by the increase in price in one case and the increase in available numbers in the other? I know I've reduced the number of times I play and the number of tickets I buy. I thought both games were fine the way they were, quite honestly, and I'd personally like to see them return to the old formats.

On 4/09/2014 03:50, Player said

on drawing days...what time are the drawings? Lucke-Zone Replied Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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