UPDATE May 29: The Powerball Power Play promotion has been extended into the month of June until the 10x multiplier hits.
Beginning in May, the Maryland Lottery will offer players one more reason – actually 10 more reasons – to play its popular mega-jackpot game, Powerball. Because, the entire month of May, players can multiply their winnings up to 10 times with the game’s Power Play feature.
So what is Power Play?
Power Play is a special feature of Powerball that allows winners to multiply the original non-jackpot Powerball prize by the Power Play number for just $1 more per game. Typically, the Power Play option offers the chance to multiply non-jackpot wins two, three, four or five times.
For example, based on a $1 per game wager:
Power Play Number Drawn: 4
Powerball Winning Amount: $3
Total Winning Amount: 4 x $3 = $12
This limited-time promotion adds a 10-time multiplier, considerably upping the ante on payout prospects. If you play the Power Play and you win the second tier ($200,000) prize, then your Powerball winning amount will be multiplied by 5 no matter what Power Play number is drawn. And now during the month of May, you have a chance to have your prize multiplied by 10* for a top prize of $2 million.
“Just last week we met an Anne Arundel County man who turned a $10,000 win into a $50,000 win with Power Play,” reported Lottery Communications Director, Carole Everett. “Imagine a similar situation with the 10X multiplier in play, $10,000 turns into $100,000 and $200,000 to $2 million.”
Powerball joined the Lottery’s stable of games in February and has proven to be a popular choice among players looking for big jackpots. A recent jackpot roll that reached $252 million created quite a stir in Maryland and produced two local $200,000 wins. Lottery officials believe the 10X multiplier will increase the excitement as the jackpot grows.
Players select the Power Play option at the time of purchase at a dollar-for-dollar cost. A $1 Powerball ticket with Power Play costs $2. Tickets are available at all Maryland Lottery retail locations. The multiplier is randomly selected during each Powerball drawing and can be found at our website and at your local Maryland Lottery retailers.
The Powerball drawing is held in Orlando, Florida and can be seen locally on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The multi-state game is played in 41 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
So Let Yourself Power Play today!
*10x multipler only available Saturday, May 1 through Saturday, May 29.