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PA Lottery to start Powerball ticket promotion

Sep 26, 2005, 9:25 am

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The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a "Buy 5 And Get 1 Free" Powerball with Power Play ticket promotion throughout October.

To get a bonus $2 Powerball with Power Play ticket, a player must purchase five $2 Powerball with Power Play plays for one Powerball drawing. All five tickets, $10 total, must be purchased for the next available Powerball drawing; advance play is not included in this promotion.

Live, televised Powerball drawings are conducted Wednesday and Saturday at 11 p.m.

The five Powerball with Power Play purchases can be made using a self-select playslip or a quick-pick computer selection.

The bonus Powerball with Power Play ticket will be a quick-pick computer selection.

The player will receive two tickets when placing a "Buy 5 And Get 1 Free" wager - one ticket for the $10 block of five Powerball with Power Play plays and a separate ticket for the bonus Powerball with Power Play play.

The "Buy 5 And Get 1 Free" promotion begins Saturday, Oct. 1, and ends Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets purchased Oct. 31 will be for the Wednesday, Nov. 2, drawing.

How to play Powerball

To play Powerball, players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 55 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 42 numbers.

Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks.

Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.

Powerball features an option called Power Play. For an extra $1 per Powerball play (game), players can multiply their Powerball prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the original prize amount for all prizes except the jackpot.  Prizes can multiply up to $1 million.

Additional information about Powerball, including frequently asked questions, past drawing results, news, statistics, jackpot analysis, and more can be accessed at USA Mega.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state Lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents.

Since its inception 33 years ago, the Lottery has contributed more than $14.6 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers throughout Pennsylvania.

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