Changes are on the way for the national Powerball game after the next time the jackpot is won.
When that happens, Powerball’s jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million and the jackpot will increase a minimum of $2 million between drawings. Previously, Powerball jackpots reset to $40 million with minimum increases of $10 million.
The changes, approved Wednesday by the national organization that operates the Powerball game on behalf of state lotteries, are necessary to ensure that ticket sales support the prizes offered in the Powerball game. In many states, consumers are now following recommendations to shelter in place due to the coronavirus outbreak and some retail locations have closed or have shorter operating hours.
The changes, allowed under the rules for the Powerball game, go into effect immediately following the next jackpot win.
If there is a jackpot winner in the Wednesday, March 25 drawing, then the Powerball jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the Saturday, March 28 drawing. If the jackpot is not won tonight, then the jackpot will grow to a guaranteed $160 million.
No decision has been made on how long the changes will be in place.
Powerball tickets remain $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.
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Awesome mess to be able to buy online.
When are we going to be able to purchase our pick 3 and pick 4 tickets online
I play regularly online and I never see anyone winning online. What’s going on????