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10X Promotion Sweetens Powerball® Prizes In May

For A Limited Time, Players Can Win Up To $2 Million With Power Play 10X Promo

DES MOINES, Iowa - Amidst a run of lottery millionaires in Iowa, the Power Play 10X promotion is back, upping the amount that Powerball players can win with the Power Play option to $2 million.

"This is the fourth time the Iowa Lottery has offered the Power Play 10X promotion and it's something our players have been asking us to bring back," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Monday. "Having the chance to multiply your nonjackpot prize up to ten times is really something that gets people's attention."

The Power Play feature normally gives Powerball players the chance to multiply their non-jackpot Powerball winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times for an additional $1 per play. At the beginning of each Powerball drawing, an animated spinner presents that night's multiplier number.

But as of Saturday, one of the four 5X multipliers in the Power Play feature has been replaced with a 10X. If the 10X is selected, that means Powerball prizes will be multiplied by 10 times. For example, if a player wins a $100 prize and the Power Play number is 10, that player would win $1,000. A $200,000 prize with the 10X will be multiplied to $2 million. Jackpot prizes are not eligible for the Power Play option.

The Power Play 10X promotion started with Saturday night's drawing. The last eligible drawing will be Saturday, May 29, as long as at least one 10X has been selected during the month of May. If a 10X has not come up during that time, the 10X promotion will continue until a 10X is drawn.

At the end of the promotion, the 10X will be removed, leaving the original 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X multipliers.

Rich noted that Iowa Lottery players have won 13 $1 million prizes since January 2008, and six of them were Powerball with Power Play winners. He said he is looking forward to seeing if Iowa will have its first $2 million Power Play winner during the May promotion.

"And, the 10X promotion is hitting at a great time for players in terms of the jackpots in Powerball and Mega Millions," Rich said. "The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $266 million for Tuesday's drawing, while Powerball also is growing, hitting an estimated $60 million for Wednesday."

Powerball **Power Play 10X
Match Prize 2X 3X 4X 5X 10X
5 + 1 Jackpot* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 + 0 $200,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000
4 + 1 $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $100,000
4 + 0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 + 1 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 + 0 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
2 + 1 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
1 + 1 $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
0 + 1 $3 $6 $9 $12 $15 $30