# MORE! BIGGER! BETTER!

## Powerball® is changing January 15, 2012

As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players. Jackpots will start at \$40 million, the odds of winning a jackpot are improved, and the match-5 prize is now \$1 million! The overall odds of winning any prize are also easier, with more chances to win a \$1 million cash prize!

### Prize Changes

• \$40 million starting jackpot!
• The Match 5+0 prize level is changed from \$200,000 to \$1 million cash!
• The Match 0+1 prize level is changed from \$3 to \$4. All other prize levels remain the same.

### Price Change

The Powerball game will change from \$1 per play to \$2 per play.

### New Match 5 Power Play Option

The Power Play option will continue as a game add-on for an additional \$1 per play. Example: If you fill in all 5 plays on the play slip and select 3 draws - without Power Play - the ticket costs you \$30 (5 x 3 x \$2 = \$30). But if you add Power Play to this ticket, your cost would be \$45 (5 x 3 x 2 + \$15 = \$45). The Multiplier options (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) will be discontinued in the new version of Powerball. Instead, the Power Play option will offer increased set prize levels as follows:

## Powerball Basics

The new \$2 Powerball jackpot starts at \$40 million and keeps growing until somebody wins. Cost is \$2 per play for a chance to win millions. Jackpot winners can be paid in 30 annual payments over 29 years or in one lump-sum cash payment. If players choose the annuity, the annual payments will be increased each year by a percentage set out in the Powerball game procedures. Jackpot winners have 60 days after they claim their prize to determine how they want to be paid. Overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are approximately 1 in 32.1. Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 175.2 million.

Powerball drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday evening. Powerball drawings are shown on KSTC.TV Channel 45 in the Twin Cities, WDIO-TV Channel 10 in Duluth, WIRT-13 in Hibbing, KEYC-TV Channel 12 in Mankato and KTTC-TV Channel 10 in Rochester. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. to be eligible for that day’s drawing at 9:59 p.m.

### How to Play

Get a POWERBALL play slip from any Minnesota State Lottery retailer and follow the directions on the back. Just pick five numbers from 1 to 59 (white balls). Then pick one more number from 1 to 35 (the red Powerball). Or simply ask the clerk for a POWERBALL QUICK PICK and random numbers will be picked for you.

Players can purchase up to 14 draws in advance. Remember, each play costs \$2, and Powerball with Power Play costs an additional \$1 per play. Players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Order carefully – Powerball tickets CANNOT be canceled once they are printed.