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More Millionaires with Jan. 15 Powerball Changes!
Game Redesign Brings More Value to Players

The New Year marks Powerball´s 20th anniversary and on Jan. 15, 2012, the game changes to offer more millionaires, bigger starting jackpots and better overall odds of winning.

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MORE MILLIONAIRES: Three times more millionaires! The MATCH 5 prize will move from $200,000 to $1 million, and with the purchase of the Power Pay option for $1 players will have the chance to win $2 million.

BIGGER STARTING JACKPOTS: Now when someone hits the Powerball jackpot, the new starting jackpot will be doubled at $40 million!

BETTER ODDS: The odds of winning are better! The odds will improve to 1 in 31.85 from 1 in 35 and the odds of winning the jackpot will improve to 1 in 175 million from 1 in 195 million.

NEW PRICE: To deliver these new product benefits, the price of a single Powerball ticket will increase from $1 to $2 per play.

Sales begin for the new game on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, after 4 a.m. The first drawing of the new game will be Wed., Jan. 18, 2012.

Players will continue to play the game the same way: choosing the first five numbers from a pool of 59 numbers and then the Powerball number will be chosen from a pool of 35 numbers, instead of the current 39 numbers. The Power Play option remains at an extra $1 per play.

About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $436 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to the higher education capital bond issue and funds directed to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund (OELTF). The Oklahoma Legislature appropriates the OELTF.


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