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Match 5 Bonus Prize pool is now at $13 Million!

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - February 17, 2006 - The Oklahoma Lottery Commission has announced that the Match 5 Bonus Prize pool is continuing to grow for Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

Match 5 Bonus works this way:

  • When the Powerball jackpot reaches a record level, the amount of the jackpot prize is limited to increases for each draw of no more than $25 million.
  • Jackpot prize money collected in excess of the maximum $25 million increase is placed into the Match 5 Bonus prize pool and accumulates until there is a jackpot winner.
  • On the night the record Powerball jackpot is hit, the Match 5 Bonus prize pool is divided equally among all winners of the Match 5 prize for that drawing.
  • Match 5 Bonus prize money is in addition to any Power Play prizes that may also be won. If, for example, a player matches all five white balls on the night the jackpot is won, and also purchased the Power Play option, his or her base prize money of $200,000 will be multiplied by the multiplier drawn (2, 3, 4 or 5).
  • The Match 5 Bonus prize is not multiplied by the Power Play number; only the base prize money is multiplied.
  • Match 5 Bonus prizes are paid in one cash lump sum.
  • The Match 5 Bonus feature does not require any additional purchase.

For continual updates on the amount currently in the Match 5 Bonus Pool, visit www.Powerball.com.