61 Pa. Code § 871.22
Any change to the Powerball regulations, announced by the Secretary by way of a notice published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will be codified as a new paragraph in this section.
(1) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after October 6, 2002: (i) Section 871.2(a) and (b) (relating to game description and purpose); § 871.3 (relating to definitions) definition of “basic play,” “first set numbers,” “panel or game panel,” “quick pick,” “ticket” and “winning numbers;” § 871.7(c) (relating to time, place and manner of conducting drawing). Powerball is a five out of 53 plus one out of 42 on-line game. The first set of numbers are selected from 1 through 53. (ii) Section 871.9(e) (relating to Powerball prize payments). All annuitized prizes shall be paid in 30 annual payments with the initial payment being made in cash, to be followed by 29 equal annual payments funded by the annuity. The initial payment of an annuitized prize may be made by the Lottery upon validation of the winning ticket. (iii) Section 871.15 (relating to unclaimed prize money). Unclaimed grand prize and new bonus prize funds will be distributed among all MUSL Lotteries in proportion to each lottery’s sales for the grand prize drawing. (iv) Section 871.19 (relating to probability of winning). The probability of winning is a follows:
Tickets Containing The Following, | Probability of | |
In One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Winning per Play |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | 1:120,526,770 |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize | 1:2,939,677.317073 |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize | 1:502,194.875000 |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize | 1:12,248.655488 |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize | 1:10,684.997340 |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize | 1:260.609691 |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize | 1:696.847653 |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize | 1:123.884027 |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize | 1:70.388652 |
(v) Section 871.20(a), (c), (j) and (l) (relating to power play promotion). A player may purchase the power play option for the chance to multiply set prizes won as a result of the Powerball drawing by a number ranging from 2 to 5. The power play number will be selected from among the following series of numbers: 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 and 5. Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing as follows:
Powerball Set | Power Play Multiplier and Set Prize Amount | ||||
Prize Level | Prize Amount | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 |
Second Prize | $100,000 | $500,000 | $400,000 | $300,000 | $200,000 |
Third Prize | $5,000 | $25,000 | $20,000 | $15,000 | $10,000 |
Fourth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Fifth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Sixth Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Seventh Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Eighth Prize | $4 | $20 | $16 | $12 | $8 |
Ninth Prize | $3 | $15 | $12 | $9 | $6 |
The odds of various power play numbers being selected in a power play drawing are:
Power Play Multiplier | Odds |
2 | 1:5 |
3 | 1:5 |
4 | 1:5 |
5 | 1:2.5 |
(vi) New bonus prize. (A) When the Powerball jackpot is projected to reach a new high annuitized level, the amount of the jackpot prize will be limited, by rule, to increases for each draw of no more than $25 million (annuitized). The prize money collected in excess of the advertised jackpot amount, if any, will be placed into a bonus prize pool and will accumulate until there is a grand prize winner. When there is a grand prize winner, the bonus prize pool will be divided equally among all winners of the second prize. This bonus prize will be paid in one cash lump sum. If there are no second prize winners, the prize pool shall be divided equally among the winners in the next lower prize tier with winners. (B) There may be times when the second prize will be increased from its current set amount of $100,000 to a higher amount. In those cases, the second prize may be increased to $1 million or more. The actual amount of the prize will depend upon the cash available in the new bonus prize pool and the number of prize winners as set forth in clause (A). The trigger jackpot level will naturally increase over time as the new high annuitized jackpot amount continues to climb. (C) The new bonus prize is in addition to any power play prizes that may be won. The new bonus prize is awarded independent of the power play option, and is not multiplied by the power play multiplier. A bonus prize winner who also played the power play option will win the original set prize amounts; the amount paid under the power play multiplier option; and the new bonus prize (if effective). (2) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after August 28, 2005: (i) Section 871.2(a) and (b) ; § 871.3 definition of “basic play,” “first set numbers,” “panel or game,” “quick pick,” “ticket” and “winning number”; § 871.7(c) . Powerball is a five out of 55 plus one out of 42 on-line game. The first set of numbers are selected from 1 through 55. (ii) Section 871.9(e) . Annuitized prizes shall be paid in 30 graduated payments, an initial followed by 29 annual graduated payments increasing each year at a rate determined by the MUSL Powerball Product Group. This rate, once determined, will not change over the life of the payments. The 30 payments will equal 100% of the annuitized prize. Prize payments may be rounded down to the nearest $1,000.
If the MUSL Powerball Product Group arrived at a 4% rate of increase for a $30 million annuitized jackpot the payment schedule would be as follows:
Payment No. | Graduated Payments (Rounded) | % of Total Annuity Prize |
1 | $535,000 | 1.78300991336613% |
2 | $556,000 | 1.85433030990078% |
3 | $578,000 | 1.92850352229681% |
4 | $601,000 | 2.00564366318868% |
5 | $626,000 | 2.08586940971623% |
6 | $651,000 | 2.16930418610488% |
7 | $677,000 | 2.25607635354907% |
8 | $704,000 | 2.34631940769104% |
9 | $732,000 | 2.44017218399868% |
10 | $761,000 | 2.53777907135862% |
11 | $792,000 | 2.63929023421297% |
12 | $823,000 | 2.74486184358149% |
13 | $856,000 | 2.85465631732475% |
14 | $891,000 | 2.96884257001774% |
15 | $926,000 | 3.08759627281845% |
16 | $963,000 | 3.21110012373119% |
17 | $1,002,000 | 3.33954412868043% |
18 | $1,042,000 | 3.47312589382765% |
19 | $1,084,000 | 3.61205092958076% |
20 | $1,127,000 | 3.75653296676399% |
21 | $1,172,000 | 3.90679428543455% |
22 | $1,219,000 | 4.06306605685193% |
23 | $1,268,000 | 4.22558869912601% |
24 | $1,319,000 | 4.39461224709105% |
25 | $1,371,000 | 4.57039673697469% |
26 | $1,426,000 | 4.75321260645368% |
27 | $1,483,000 | 4.94334111071182% |
28 | $1,543,000 | 5.14107475514030% |
29 | $1,604,000 | 5.34671774534591% |
30 | $1,668,000 | 5.56058645515974% |
Payment Total | $30,000,000 | |
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(iii) Section 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages). Determination of expected prize payout percentages is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following, In One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Prize Payment | Approximate Percentage of Winnings Pool Allocated to Prize Category** |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | Grand Prize | 60.5770% |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize* | $200,000 | 11.2246% |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize* | $10,000 | 3.4222% |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize* | $100 | 1.4030% |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize* | $100 | 1.6768% |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize* | $7 | 4.8126% |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize* | $7 | 1.8780% |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize* | $4 | 6.3050% |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize* | $3 | 8.7008% |
* Indicates a set prize. | |||
** Fifty percent of Powerball gross sales are allocated to the winnings pool for the payment of prizes. |
(iv) Section 871.19 . The probability of winning is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following In One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Probability of Winnings per Play |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | 1:146,107,962 |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize | 1:3,563,608.8293 |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize | 1:584,431.8480 |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize | 1:14,254.4353 |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize | 1:11,927.1806 |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize | 1:290.9068 |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize | 1:745.4488 |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize | 1:126.8849 |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize | 1:68.9592 |
(v) Section 871.20(a), (c), (j) and (l) . A player may purchase the power play option for the chance to multiply set prizes won as a result of the Powerball drawing by a number ranging from 2 to 5. The power play number will be selected from among the following series of numbers: 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 and 5. Except as otherwise provided, power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing as follows:
Prize Level | Powerball Set Prize Amount | Power Play Multiplier and Set Prize Amount | |||
5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | ||
Second Prize | $200,000 | $1,000,000 | $800,000 | $600,000 | $400,000 |
Third Prize | $10,000 | $50,000 | $40,000 | $30,000 | $20,000 |
Fourth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Fifth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Sixth Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Seventh Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Eighth Prize | $4 | $20 | $16 | $12 | $8 |
Ninth Prize | $3 | $15 | $12 | $9 | $6 |
The odds of various power play numbers being selected in a power play drawing are:
Power Play Multiplier | Odds |
2 | 1:4 |
3 | 1:4 |
4 | 1:4 |
5 | 1:4 |
(3) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after January 4, 2009: (i) Section 871.2(a) (relating to game description and purpose). Powerball is a five out of 59 plus one out of 39 on-line lottery game which pays the grand prize on an annuitized, parimutuel basis. Except as provided in this chapter, all other prizes are paid on a set cash basis. (ii) Section 871.2(b) The purpose of the Powerball game is to determine winners from ticket holders matching five numbers from 1 through 59, and matching the separately drawn Powerball number, or a designated combination thereof, within a single play, with the five winning numbers and the Powerball number to be randomly drawn. Drawings will be conducted twice a week or as publicly announced by the Secretary. (iii) Section 871.3 (relating to definitions).
Basic play-Each set of six numbers consisting of five numbers from 1 through 59 and the Powerball number on a ticket purchased without the selection of any promotion, representing a single entry for a Powerball drawing and designated by a letter from A to E on a Powerball ticket.
First set numbers-The first group of numbers, from 1 through 59, appearing in the top grid of a Powerball game panel.
Grand prize winnings pool-An amount constituting 32.5288 % of gross sales from all participating States for a particular Powerball game drawing for the purpose of paying winning grand prizes in that drawing. The grand prize winnings pool includes prize money allocated to the grand prize category from prior Powerball game drawings in which there were no winning grand prize tickets. A portion of this pool is used to fund prize reserve accounts until those accounts achieve maximum balances.
Panel or game panel-One of five areas of the Powerball bet slip that contains two number grids. The upper grids (first set numbers) contain 59 squares, each numbered 1 through 59 and the lower grids (second set numbers) contain 39 squares, each numbered 1 through 39. Each panel is lettered either A, B, C, D or E, and when used to purchase a ticket, corresponds to the numbers selected and printed on the ticket adjacent to that letter.
Powerball number or second set number-The number selected from the second group of numbers, from 1 through 39, appearing in the lower grid of a Powerball game panel.
Quick pick-The random selection by the Lottery’s computer system of five numbers from 1 through 59 and a Powerball number from 1 through 39 that appear on a ticket in the Powerball game.
Second set numbers-The second group of numbers, from 1 through 39, appearing in the lower grid of a Powerball game panel.
Set prize winnings pool-An amount constituting 17.4712 % of gross sales for the current drawing and any moneys carried forward from previous draws.
Ticket-A Powerball ticket, produced by an on-line terminal from a licensed on-line retailer in an authorized manner, containing a letter prefix followed by five selected numbers from 1 through 59 and a single selected Powerball number from 1 through 39 for each basic play, ticket validation number data, drawing date, amount bet and any applicable promotion exercised by the player. Each set of five numbers and the Powerball number constitutes a basic play of which there may be one or more, up to five on a ticket.
Winning numbers-Six numbers, the first five numbers from 1 through 59, and the Powerball number from 1 through 39, selected at a Powerball drawing and subsequently validated by the MUSL, which shall be used to determine the winning Powerball plays.
(iv) Section 871.7(c) (relating to time, place and manner of conducting drawing). Manner of conducting drawing. The MUSL will draw at random five numbers from a set of balls numbered 1 through 59 and one Powerball number from a set of balls numbered 1 through 39 with the aid of mechanical drawing equipment. The drawings will be observed by security personnel and independent auditors and the validity of a drawing will be solely determined by the MUSL. (v) Section 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages). Determination of expected prize payout percentages is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following in One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Prize Payment | Approximate Percentage of Winnings Pool Allocated to Prize Category** |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | Grand Prize | 65.0576% |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize* | $200,000 | 7.7850% |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize* | $10,000 | 2.7656% |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize* | $100 | 1.0510% |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize* | $100 | 1.4658% |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize* | $7 | 3.8990% |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize* | $7 | 1.7786% |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize* | $4 | 6.4790% |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize* | $3 | 9.7184% |
* Indicates a set prize.
** Fifty percent of Powerball gross sales are allocated to the winnings pool for the payment of prizes.
(vi) Section 871.8(c)(1) (relating to expected prize payout percentages). If the total of the set prizes awarded in a Powerball drawing exceeds the set prize pool which is 17.4712 % of gross sales, the amount needed to fund the set prizes shall be drawn from the following sources in the following order: (i) The amount allocated to the set prize tiers and carried forward from previous draws, if any. (ii) An amount from the MUSL set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed $25,000,000 per Powerball drawing. (vii) Section 871.19 (relating to probability of winning). The probability of winning is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following in One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Probability of Winning per Play |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | 1:195,249,054 |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize | 1:5,138,133 |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize | 1:723,144.6444 |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize | 1:19,030.1222 |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize | 1:13,644.2386 |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize | 1:359.0589 |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize | 1:787.1676 |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize | 1:123.4773 |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize | 1:61.7386 |
(viii) Section 871.20(a) (relating to power play promotion). The power play promotion shall be available in association with the Powerball game and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination thereof. The power play promotion will be conducted in accordance with the Powerball rules except that players may purchase the power play option for the chance to multiply set prizes won as a result of a Powerball drawing by a number ranging from 2 to 5. The Powerball grand prize will not be eligible for multiplication under the power play promotion. The Secretary will on occasion announce, as a special promotion, a multiplier of 10. (ix) Section 871.20(c) . At the time of each Powerball drawing, the MUSL shall conduct a power play drawing, with the aid of mechanical drawing equipment or any other selection methodology as authorized by the Secretary, under the supervision of security and an independent auditor which shall result in the selection of the power play number from among the following series of numbers: 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 and 5. (x) Section 871.20(d) . Powerball tickets that contain the power play option and one or more plays eligible for Powerball set prizes (but not the grand prize) identified in § 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages) shall be entitled to a total set prize calculated by multiplying each Powerball set prize by the power play number. The second prize category power play multiplier will be fixed at a minimum of 5. (xi) Section 871.20(j) . Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing as follows:
Prize Level | Powerball | Power Play Multiplier and Set Prize Amount | |||
Set Prize Amount | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | |
Second Prize | $200,000 | $1,000,000 | $1,000,000 | $1,000,000 | $1,000,000 |
Third Prize | $10,000 | $50,000 | $40,000 | $30,000 | $20,000 |
Fourth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Fifth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Sixth Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Seventh Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Eighth Prize | $4 | $20 | $16 | $12 | $8 |
Ninth Prize | $3 | $15 | $12 | $9 | $6 |
(4) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after May 28, 2011: (i) Section 871.20(a) (relating to power play promotion). The power play promotion shall be available in association with the Powerball game and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination thereof. The power play promotion will be conducted in accordance with the Powerball rules except that players may purchase the power play option for the chance to multiply or increase the third through the ninth category set prizes won as a result of a Powerball drawing by a number ranging from 2 to 5. The Powerball grand prize, the second category prize and the Match 5 Bonus prizes will not be eligible for multiplication under the power play promotion. The Secretary will on occasion announce, as a special promotion, multipliers greater than 5 or a greater second category prize amount. The second category prize shall be $1,000,000 unless a higher promotional dollar amount is announced by the Secretary. (ii) Section 871.20(d) . Powerball tickets that contain the power play option and one or more plays eligible for Powerball third through ninth category prizes identified in § 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages) shall be entitled to a total set prize calculated by multiplying each Powerball third through ninth category prize by the power play number. Powerball tickets that contain the power play option and one or more plays eligible for a Powerball second category prize shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000,000 unless a higher limited promotional dollar amount is announced by the Secretary. (iii) Section 871.20(g) . If, with respect to a single Powerball drawing and associated power play drawing, the total of the Powerball set prizes without the power play option and the Powerball set prizes increased by the power play option exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, the amount needed to fund those combined set prizes shall be drawn from the following sources in the following order: (1) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous Powerball drawings and power play drawings, if any. (2) An amount from the Powerball set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed $25,000,000 per drawing. (iv) Section 871.20(h) . If the sources set forth in subsection (g) are depleted and there still are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes for a particular Powerball drawing and associated power play drawing, the highest set prize, including the prize increased by the power play option, shall become a parimutuel prize. If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid as a parimutuel prize, is less than or equal to the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining prizes, the next highest set prize, including the prize increased by the power play option, shall become a parimutuel prize. If necessary under the same test set forth in the preceding sentence, each succeeding set prize level shall be converted to a parimutuel prize, in order, until all set prizes become parimutuel. If all set prizes are converted to parimutuel prizes, the money available from the funding sources listed in subsection (g) shall be divided among the winning plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages. (v) Section 871.20(j) . Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments. Power play prizes for the third through the ninth category prizes shall be determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing. The power play prize for the second category prize level shall be paid $1,000,000. Power play prize levels shall be paid as follows:
Prize Level | Powerball Set Prize Amount | ||||
Regardless of Power Play Number Selected: | |||||
Second Prize | $200,000 | $1,000,000 | |||
5X | 4X | 3X | 2X | ||
Third Prize | $10,000 | $50,000 | $40,000 | $30,000 | $20,000 |
Fourth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Fifth Prize | $100 | $500 | $400 | $300 | $200 |
Sixth Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Seventh Prize | $7 | $35 | $28 | $21 | $14 |
Eighth Prize | $4 | $20 | $16 | $12 | $8 |
Ninth Prize | $3 | $15 | $12 | $9 | $6 |
(vi) Section 871.20(k) . When the Powerball set prizes become parimutuel, the Powerball set prize amounts will be less than the amount shown and the power play prizes for the third through the ninth category prizes shall be a multiple of the new Powerball set prize amount and the power play prize for the second category prize shall be reduced as announced by the MUSL Powerball Product Group. (5) Changes effective for Powerball tickets sold on or after January 15, 2012: (i) Section 871.2(a) (relating to game description and purpose). Powerball is a five out of 59 plus one out of 35 on-line lottery game which pays the grand prize on an annuitized, parimutuel basis. Except as provided in this chapter, all other prizes are paid on a set cash basis. (ii) Section 871.3 (relating to definitions).
Grand prize winnings pool-An amount constituting 31.9756 % of gross sales from all participating states for a particular Powerball game drawing for the purpose of paying winning grand prizes in that drawing. The grand prize winnings pool includes prize money allocated to the grand prize category from prior Powerball game drawings in which there were no winning grand prize tickets. A portion of this pool is used to fund prize reserve accounts until those accounts achieve maximum balances.
Panel or game panel-One of five areas of the Powerball bet slip that contains two number grids. The upper grids (first set numbers) contain 59 squares, each numbered 1 through 59 and the lower grids (second set numbers) contain 35 squares, each numbered 1 through 35. Each panel is lettered either A, B, C, D or E.
Powerball number or second set number-The number selected from the second group of numbers, from 1 through 35, appearing in the lower grid of a Powerball game panel.
Quick pick-The random selection by the Lottery’s computer system of five numbers from 1 through 59 and a Powerball number from 1 through 35 that appear on a ticket in the Powerball game.
Second set numbers-The second group of numbers, from 1 through 35, appearing in the lower grid of a Powerball game panel.
Set prize winnings pool-An amount constituting 18.0244 % of gross sales for the current drawing and any monies carried forward from previous draws.
Ticket-A Powerball ticket, produced by an on-line terminal from a licensed on-line retailer in an authorized manner, containing a letter prefix followed by five selected numbers from 1 through 59 and a single selected Powerball number from 1 through 35 for each basic play, ticket validation number data, drawing date, amount bet and any applicable promotion exercised by the player. Each set of five numbers and the Powerball number constitutes a basic play of which there may be one or more, up to five on a ticket.
Winning numbers-Six numbers, the first five numbers from 1 through 59, and the Powerball number from 1 through 35, selected at a Powerball drawing and subsequently validated by the MUSL, which shall be used to determine the winning Powerball plays.
(Editor’s Note: This is a partial listing of the definitions applicable to Powerball. See § 871.3 (relating to definitions) for additional definitions.)
(iii) Section 871.5 (relating to ticket price). A Powerball ticket shall cost $2 per play. The power play option may be exercised, at the discretion of the player, for an additional $1 per play. (iv) Section 871.6(a) (relating to Powerball bet slip and ticket characteristics and restrictions). For each basic play the player shall select, or request quick pick selection by the computer, five numbers and a single Powerball number, in one or more of the game panels on a Powerball bet slip. Powerball bet slips shall be available at no cost to the player. The minimum entry is $2. For $2, play one game; for $4, play two games; for $6, play three games; for $8, play four games; for $10, play five games. Players are also given the option to select a promotion verbally or on the bet slip at the time of purchase for an additional $1 for each play. Game panels shall be played in alphabetical order in accordance with the instructions printed on the Powerball bet slip. A Powerball bet slip has no pecuniary or prize value and does not constitute evidence of the purchase of a ticket or the numbers selected. (v) Section 871.6(b) . To purchase a ticket, players shall, in addition to the purchase price, submit a completed Powerball bet slip, or request number selections either by quick pick or manual terminal entry to an on-line retailer to have a ticket issued. To purchase a ticket at a Lottery self-service terminal that dispenses terminal-based Lottery tickets, the player shall designate the drawing date or dates for which the ticket is entered, number selections and may exercise the power play promotion for an additional $1 per play. The player may use a bet slip or the Quick Pick option at a Lottery self-service terminal that dispenses terminal-based Lottery tickets. The ticket shall contain five selected numbers and a single selected Powerball number for each play, ticket validation number data, drawing date, amount bet and any applicable promotion exercised by the player. This ticket shall be the only valid receipt for claiming a prize. The ticket shall only be valid for the drawing date or dates printed on the ticket. Retailers are not permitted to allow the attachment of any remote devices to a lottery terminal to enter plays except as otherwise provided in the MUSL rules. (vi) Section 871.6(c) . If Powerball bet slips are unavailable, number selections may be given to an on-line retailer in groups of five number selections and one Powerball number selection per game section for each $2 wagered as a basic play. The player may exercise the power play promotion for an additional $1 per play. The retailer shall manually enter the selections into the computer terminal. (vii) Section 871.7(b) (relating to time, place and manner of conducting drawing). Place of drawing. A Powerball drawing will be conducted in a location selected by the MUSL. (viii) Section 871.7(c) . Manner of conducting drawing. The MUSL will draw at random five numbers from a set of balls numbered 1 through 59 and one Powerball number from a set of balls numbered 1 through 35 with the aid of mechanical drawing equipment. The drawings will be observed by security personnel and independent auditors and the validity of a drawing will be solely determined by the MUSL. (ix) Section 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages). Determination of expected prize payout percentages is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following in One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Prize Payment | Approximate Percentage of Winnings Pool Allocated to Prize Category** |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | Grand Prize | 63.9511% |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize* | $1,000,000 | 19.4038% |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize* | $10,000 | 1.5409% |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize* | $100 | .5239% |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize* | $100 | .8167% |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize* | $7 | 1.9437% |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize* | $7 | .9909% |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize* | $4 | 3.6097% |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize* | $4 | 7.2194% |
* Indicates a set prize.
** Fifty percent of Powerball gross sales are allocated to the winnings pool for the payment of prizes.
(x) Section 871.8(c)(1) . If the total of the set prizes awarded in a Powerball drawing exceeds the set prize pool which is 18.0244 % of gross sales, the amount needed to fund the set prizes shall be drawn from the following sources in the following order: (i) The amount allocated to the set prize tiers and carried forward from previous draws, if any. (ii) An amount from the MUSL set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed $40,000,000 per Powerball drawing. (xi) Section 871.15 (relating to unclaimed prize money). Prize money on a winning Powerball play may be retained by the Secretary for payment to the person entitled to it. If within 1 year of the drawing date on the ticket, no claim is made on a winning play, as determined by the Secretary, the right to claim prize money terminates. For set prizes, the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes otherwise provided for by statute. Unclaimed grand prize funds will be distributed among all MUSL Lotteries in proportion to each lottery’s sales for the grand prize drawing. (xii) Section 871.19 (relating to probability of winning). The probability of winning is as follows:
Tickets Containing The Following in One Single Lettered Game Section | Prize Category | Probability of Winning per Play |
Five first set numbers and the Powerball number | Grand Prize | 1:175,223,510 |
Five first set numbers | Second Prize | 1:5,153,632.6471 |
Four first set numbers and the Powerball number | Third Prize | 1:648,975.9630 |
Four first set numbers | Fourth Prize | 1:19,087.5283 |
Three first set numbers and the Powerball number | Fifth Prize | 1:12,244.8295 |
Three first set numbers | Sixth Prize | 1:360.1420 |
Two first set numbers and the Powerball number | Seventh Prize | 1:706.4325 |
One first set number and the Powerball number | Eighth Prize | 1:110.8129 |
The Powerball number | Ninth Prize | 1:55.4065 |
(xiii) Section 871.20(a) (relating to power play promotion). The power play promotion shall be available in association with the Powerball game and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination thereof. The power play promotion will be conducted in accordance with the Powerball rules except that players may purchase the power play option to increase set prizes won as a result of a Powerball drawing. The Powerball grand prize will not be eligible for an increase under the power play promotion. The Secretary will on occasion announce, as a special promotion, higher promotional prize amounts to be won with the power play promotion. (xiv) Section 871.20(c) is deleted in its entirety. (xv) Section 871.20(d) . Powerball tickets that contain the power play option and one or more plays eligible for Powerball second through ninth category prizes identified in § 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages) shall be entitled to a total set prize identified in § 871.20(j) (relating to power play promotion), unless a higher limited promotional prize amount is announced by the Secretary. (xvi) Section 871.20(e) . The prize pool for power play set prizes shall consist of up to 49.96 % of power play sales after Powerball prize reserve accounts are funded to the amounts set by the MUSL. The prize pool percentage allocated to power play set prizes shall be carried forward to subsequent power play drawings if all or a portion of the percentage is not required to pay the set prizes for the current power play drawing. (xvii) Section 871.20(f) . An additional 0.04 % of power play sales may be collected and placed in prize reserve accounts until the prize reserve accounts meet the amounts designated by the MUSL. Any amount remaining in prize reserve accounts at the end of the power play promotion shall be carried forward to a replacement prize reserve account or expended in a manner as directed by the MUSL Powerball Product Group in accordance with State law. (xviii) Section 871.20(g) . If, with respect to a single Powerball drawing, the total of the Powerball set prizes without the power play option and the Powerball set prizes increased by the power play option exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, the amount needed to fund those combined set prizes shall be drawn from the following sources in the following order: (1) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous Powerball drawings, if any. (2) An amount from the Powerball set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed $40,000,000 per drawing. (xix) Section 871.20(h) . If the sources set forth in subsection (g) are depleted and there still are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes for a particular Powerball drawing, the highest set prize, including the prize increased by the power play option, shall become a parimutuel prize. If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid as a parimutuel prize, is less than or equal to the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining prizes, the next highest set prize, including the prize increased by the power play option, shall become a parimutuel prize. If necessary under the same test set forth in the preceding sentence, each succeeding set prize level shall be converted to a parimutuel prize, in order, until all set prizes become parimutuel. If all set prizes are converted to parimutuel prizes, the money available from the funding sources listed in subsection (g) shall be divided among the winning plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages. (xx) Section 871.20(j) . Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments. Power play prize levels shall be paid as follows:
Prize Level | Power Play Set Prize Amount |
Second Prize | $2,000,000 |
Third Prize | $40,000 |
Fourth Prize | $200 |
Fifth Prize | $200 |
Sixth Prize | $14 |
Seventh Prize | $14 |
Eighth Prize | $12 |
Ninth Prize | $12 |
(xxi) Section 871.20(k) . When the Powerball set prizes become parimutuel, the Powerball set prize amounts will be less than the amount shown and the power play prizes for the second through the ninth category prizes shall be reduced as announced by the MUSL Powerball Product Group. (xxii) Section 871.20(l) is deleted in its entirety. (xxiii) Section 871.22(1)(vi) (relating to changes to Powerball) is deleted in its entirety.
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