Jan. 22, 2014 – Tonight’s Powerball drawing will be the first to feature a randomly drawn Power Play multiplier since the drawing Jan. 14, 2012. The announcement that the old Power Play would return came in October, and the wait is finally over.
Players who add the Power Play option to their tickets, which will still cost them just $1 extra, can earn as much as five times the normal prize amount for any non-jackpot prize but Powerball’s second prize.
The game’s $1 million second prize will automatically multiply to $2 million should a ticket with Power Play match all five white numbers drawn.
The new multiplier will be drawn along with the winning numbers each Wednesday and Saturday. The lowest possible multiplier is 2x and the highest possible is 5x, which would multiply Powerball’s third prize to $50,000.
Also being reintroduced with Power Play is the normal advance play options for players who like to play the same numbers for several drawings.
Since the announcement that Power Play would be returning to a drawn random multiplier, players have been limited in the number of advance drawing plays they could pay for.
Don’t forget to pick up your tickets before your state closes Powerball sales ahead of tonight’s drawing. To see how late you can buy Powerball tickets, check out this post.