Lottery Will Launch Power Play 10X® Promotion Beginning March 30
The Louisiana Lottery will launch its popular Power Play 10X® promotion beginning March 30. Powerball players who purchase the Power Play option on their ticket for drawings during the month of April will have the chance to multiply any nonjackpot-related prize up to 10 times.
During each Powerball drawing, a Power Play number is randomly selected from a 16-slot wheel, which is typically numbered with equal slots of 2, 3, 4 and 5. During the 10X® promotion, one of the "5s" on the wheel will be replaced with a "10." Any nonjackpot-related prize won by Power Play purchasers is multiplied by the Power Play number selected for that drawing.
For example, if the "10" is selected, match-5 winners who purchased the Power Play option would win $2 million, or 10 times the usual $200,000 prize, for matching five white ball numbers drawn but missing the Powerball number.
The promotion will run March 30 - April 30, 2008, no matter how many times the "10" is selected on the Power Play wheel. However, if the "10" is not selected during this time period, the promotion will be extended until it is selected once.
Power Play does not apply to the jackpot prize or to the Match-5 Bonus Prize when in effect. Adding the Power Play option to a Powerball ticket costs an additional $1 per play.
Lottery ticket purchasers and promotion participants must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages anyone who thinks they may have a gambling problem or has friends or family who may have a gambling problem to call toll free 1-877-770-7867.