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.

DateNumber of draws left
AFTER this draw
Before October 26, 201124
October 26, 201123
October 29, 201122
November 2, 201121
November 5, 201120
November 9, 201119
November 12, 201118
November 16, 201117
November 19, 201116
November 23, 201115
November 26, 201114
November 30, 201113
December 3, 201112
December 7, 201111
December 10, 201110
December 14, 20119
December 17, 20118
December 21, 20117
December 24, 20116
December 28, 20115
December 31, 20114
January 4, 20123
January 7, 20122
January 11, 20121

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.


Published on 10/18/2011