Chicago, IL— January 22, 2014 — Starting with tonight’s Powerball drawing, players will have the chance to multiply non-jackpot winning prizes up to five times with the return of the enhanced Powerball Power Play multiplier.
The enhanced Power Play option will remain $1 but, rather than a fixed prize, players will now have a chance to win prizes multiplied 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. Winning the Match 5 prize (all five white balls) with the Power Play option will pay $2 million, regardless of the multiplier number drawn.
Powerball offers many appealing features to players, including jackpots that grow bigger, faster. The starting jackpot is $40 million, and the second prize for matching all five numbers, without the Powerball, is $1 million. The multi-state game is currently played in 45 jurisdictions: 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.