Powerball Players Can Multiply Winnings by 10 in March

DENVER – Powerball players, excluding jackpot winners, have a chance to multiply their winnings by 10 for only a few short weeks. Beginning on March 2, a ‘10’ will replace a ‘5’ on the Power Play wheel.

“During this first-of-its-kind promotion, players can win up to $2 million without even winning the jackpot,” said Tom Cargal, marketing manager of the Colorado Lottery. “By matching five of the six numbers, the cash prize is $200,000. If the Power Play also lands on ‘10’, then the prize amount automatically jumps to $2 million.”

When purchasing a Powerball ticket, players can purchase a Power Play for an extra dollar per play. During the Powerball drawing, the Power Play wheel is also spun. Normally, the wheel contains the 16 slots with four spots for each of the numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5. Winnings, excluding the jackpot, are multiplied by the number on which the wheel stops. During this promotion, one ‘5’ will be replaced by a ‘10’, so the chance of landing on the ‘10’ will be one in 16.

If the ‘10’ is not hit by March 29, 2006, it will stay on the Power Play wheel until it is.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Lotto, Powerball, and Cash 5 – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state by providing grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.6 billion has been returned to the state. 

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February 27, 2006
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