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To celebrate its 20th anniversary the USA Powerball is making some very big changes to its lottery game format. PlayHugeLottos.com takes a look at these new changes happening on Powerball.
Effective 15th January 2012, the USA Powerball lottery will be implementing some new changes to its incredibly popular format.
So, what changes can we expect from the new lottery structure?
Bigger Jackpots and Better Odds
Yes, you read correctly. Already one of the most popular lotteries in the world, Powerball just got even better with increased jackpot sizes and better odds of winning!
• The starting jackpot size will be DOUBLED, increasing from $20 million to $40 million
• The second tier prize will be increased dramatically, from $200,000 to $1 million
With every little bit counting these days the Powerball organisers have even increased the lowest prize from $3 to $4 (for matching only the lucky Powerball).
• The ‘Powerball’ pool of white balls will decrease from 39 balls to 35 balls – making the chance of winning the jackpot prize higher
Players will now have a 1 in 31.8 chance of winning a prize on the Powerball lottery. The Jackpot itself now offers better odds than its multi-state lotto counterpart, the Megamillions.
Exciting Powerball Changes
The USA Powerball is currently on record as having had the 3rd biggest jackpot win ever in the world. On the 18th February 2006 eight co-workers from a Nebraska meat-processing plant had the winning ticket and took home $365 million US Dollars. The new format Powerball lottery promises to introduce many more people to the exciting millionaire lifestyle.
You can purchase tickets for the new format USA Powerball lottery directly from PlayHugeLottos.com. Powerball draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. The first draw to feature the new changes will take place on the 18th January 2012.
Good luck to all our players!
Posted by David (9/01/2012)
OK. These changes seem like they are for better, but I have bought a Big 5 Bundle last week. What will happen to my entries when the changs are made?
Posted by Playhugelottos.com (9/01/2012)
@DAVID - ANY PURCHASES MADE PRIOR TO THE CHANGES WILL BE HONORED ACCORDINGLY. EARLY PURCHASES WILL BE REWARDED, IN FACT, AS PRICING IS SET TO CHANGE ONCE THE POWERBALL LOTTERY MAKES ITS CHANGES. YOUR ENTRIES WILL HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AT THE LOWER PRICE, BUT WILL STILL BE VALID.
Posted by David (9/01/2012)
Posted by Krishnan (11/01/2012)
What has not been stated here is POWERBALL lottery ticket price will be doubled i.e., from one dollar to two, with the advent of the new format. How much our friends at Hugelottos are going to increase or will be charitable enough not to increase from the present 3.80 dollars?
Posted by Playhugelottos.com (11/01/2012)
@KRISHNAN - THAT IS CORRECT. THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN TICKET COSTS. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW PRICING STRUCTURES AND WE WILL POST A NEWS ITEM LISTING THOSE CHANGES. REST ASSURED, WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO KEEP ALL PRICING AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
Posted by Debashish D (11/01/2012)
This news is really amazing...but I have one request/suggestion,is it be possible for Play Huge Lottos to credit one free voucher of the new format of Powerball to all its dedicated customers,in order to generate more awareness and interest.
Thnx & Rgds
Posted by Playhugelottos.com (13/01/2012)
@DEBASHISH - ALTHOUGH WE LOVE GIVING OUT VOUCHERS TO OUR CUSTOMERS WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO DO SO WHEN LAUNCHING A BRAND NEW LOTTERY PRODUCT.
Posted by Coopen Mike (28/01/2012)
Well its nice to know that our chances would be better n the decrease in number would give us a better chance to win. Yes as tebashis as mention, it would of been nice that if those dedicated players been given a free entry to the new power ball change, I know nothing is for free but u guys always make it exciting. Keep up the good work. Thanks
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