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LOS ANGELES—After a unanimous vote by the State Lottery Commission on Wednesday, November 28,
Beginning sales on April 8, the new addition to lottery games is expected to add $50 to $100 million to public education funding, which is the main mission of the lottery here in
The jackpot begins at $40 million and increases at least $10 million more every roll. While the drawings use to take place at Universal Studios in
To play the game, players choose five numbers between 1 and 59 and one red Powerball number between 1 and 35. Five out of 59 white balls are chosen and 1 red ball (Powerball) out of 35 numbers is chosen; these are the winning numbers. It costs $2 per regular number, and $3 for “power playing”, where your odds of winning are higher. Powerball players winning any prize other than the Jackpot will win a larger cash prize.
The game’s website states “players win by matching 1 of the 9 ways to win. The Jackpot (won by matching all 5 white balls in any order and the red Powerball) is either an annualized prize paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment.”
Drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday at promptly 7:59 p.m. (PST). The nine ways of winning are different based on a state’s par-mutual rules, which
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