The Ohio Lottery The Birthday Makeover!

$2 Powerball coming January 15!

Features of the Powerball Makeover

The Powerball Birthday Makeover is here!
Starting Jackpots Double to $40 Million, Better Overall Odds
for More Winners

Enriched $2 Game Also Benefits Players With More Chances to Become a Millionaire.

As Powerball celebrates its 20th year in 2012, the game has been redesigned to bring more value to its players.
  • Tickets in the game now cost $2.
  • Jackpots start at $40 million, and the jackpot is easier to win.
  • The Power Play feature is still available for an extra dollar per wager.  For that extra dollar, players have a chance to increase all of their prizes, except jackpots.
  • The second prize has increased to $1 million and doubles to $2 million with Power Play.
  • Players still choose 5 numbers from a pool of 59.  But the group of numbers in the Powerball pool shrank from 39 to 35, producing better overall odds of winning a prize in the game.
  • The overall chance of winning is now 1 in 31.8.
  • Powerball drawing dates, rules and claiming processes all remain the same.
Due to the price point change for an individual Powerball wager, the overall cost of the Bundle Play has increased from $6 to $7.



The overall odds of winnng a prize are 1 in 31.8

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