On June 12, Cash Explosion drawings reopened! You can again enter your tickets for future drawings. If you are a winner, your name will be announced on the Cash Explosion show and you will be contacted the following week by a Game Show representative. Good luck!
Yes, tickets can be entered online for contestant drawings.
Yes, Entry tickets received by mail will be held in a secure area until drawings reopen.
For general questions regarding Cash Explosion information or updates, please contact the Game Show Bureau at 216-774-5687 or check www.cashexplosionshow.com.
Entry tickets received after March 26, 2020 will be held until drawings reopen. Please check CashExplosionShow.com, Facebook and Instagram for drawing updates.
Guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases were eliminated after the April 8 drawing, and future jackpot increases will be determined and announced by the Product Group prior to each drawing. Previously, Powerball® jackpots started at $40 million (annuity) and increased by a minimum of $10 million (annuity) between drawings.
Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, Powerball® is taking steps to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions.
What about the previously announced changes? Will they still happen if the jackpot is won?
For all jackpots won after the April 8 drawing, the starting jackpot will be determined by the Product Group and announced prior to each drawing.
Is this change permanent?
A collective group of 38 U.S. lotteries, known as the Powerball Product Group, will determine how long this change will last.
Does this change apply to any other lottery draw games?
No. This change only applies to Powerball.
Is it possible for the Powerball jackpot to increase by more than $2 million between drawings?
Yes. If stronger ticket sales and higher interest rates support a higher advertised jackpot, then the Powerball jackpot will increase by more than $2 million between drawings.
Are there plans to change the $2 ticket price, set cash prizes, or game odds?
No. The elimination of minimum jackpot increases and guaranteed starting jackpot amount will not alter Powerball’s $2 ticket price, set cash prizes, or game odds.
It's America's Game! Since 1992, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising nearly $22 billion for good causes supported by lotteries. Powerball set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are broadcast live every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold.
Powerball jackpots start at $20 million and increase by a minimum of $2 million per draw until the jackpot is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play. NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.
Powerball jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
Starting jackpots and minimum jackpot rolls will be determined based on sales. All jackpots will be announced prior to the drawings. Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, Mega Millions is taking steps to ensure the game continues to support good causes in of its jurisdictions.
Many states that sell Mega Millions tickets are currently under stay-at-home recommendations or orders from their governors, which have altered the typical sales patterns of many products, including lottery tickets. The jackpot amount is based on sales and interest rates, and the adjustments will help to ensure that states and jurisdictions can continue to generate much-needed revenue to support their good causes.
Advertised jackpot values are estimates, based on projected sales. Differences between the advertised estimates and final amounts may occur because a substantial percentage of sales happen on the drawing dates.
Mega Millions is operated by a consortium of 10 state lottery directors who will determine how long the changes stay in place. We hope they will be temporary.
More than half of the sale price of each ticket remains in the state/jurisdiction where the ticket is sold. Some of it is used for player prizes and retailer commissions. But most of it goes to lottery beneficiaries, which are determined by legislators in each state. Many state lotteries benefit public education, but some states dedicate lottery profits to other good causes.
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are temporarily suspending all catalog items – other than physical and digital gift cards, because of complications with product availability and shipping. We will return these items to the catalog as soon as product availability and shipping processes are restored.