Powerball Multi-Draws Reduced for Upcoming Game Changes
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Nebraska PowerballOctober 19, 2011– To prepare for the upcoming changes to the Powerball game in January 2012, the Nebraska Lottery is temporarily reducing the amount of drawings that can be purchased on a ticket.

With the upcoming changes to the Powerball game, the maximum number of Powerball multi-draws that can be purchased on a ticket will be reduced with each successive drawing starting on October 26, 2011. Once the final drawing (January 14, 2012) under the game's current matrix has taken place, it will again be possible to purchase multi-draw tickets for up to 24 consecutive drawings.

Date Number of draws left
AFTER this draw
Before October 26, 2011 24
October 26, 2011 23
October 29, 2011 22
November 2, 2011 21
November 5, 2011 20
November 9, 2011 19
November 12, 2011 18
November 16, 2011 17
November 19, 2011 16
November 23, 2011 15
November 26, 2011 14
November 30, 2011 13
December 3, 2011 12
December 7, 2011 11
December 10, 2011 10
December 14, 2011 9
December 17, 2011 8
December 21, 2011 7
December 24, 2011 6
December 28, 2011 5
December 31, 2011 4
January 4, 2012 3
January 7, 2012 2
January 11, 2012 1

The Multi-state Lottery Association, operator of Powerball the world’s best known jackpot lottery game, announced in June that improvements to the game would be made in January 2012.

Changes to Powerball will coincide with the 20th year of the multi-state game. Jackpots will start at $40 million, which is double the current $20 million starting jackpot. In addition to increasing the size of the starting jackpot, Powerball officials aim to make it easier to win other prizes. The white ball side will remain at 59, while the red ball side will fall from 39 to 35. The ticket price will change to $2 per play.

This is the sixth redesign for the best-known multi-state jackpot game since it was created in 1992.  The last change was in January 2009.

Click here for more information on the upcoming enhancements to Powerball.