We tried to keep it a secret, but the word is getting out. The changes made to Powerball were not just to make the jackpot bigger. Last Wednesday, February 27, Powerball created its 500th Match 5 millionaire in the New Powerball game. In its first 13 months, New Powerball paid out 425 prizes of $1 million in cash and another 77 prizes of $2 million in cash (due to those winner selecting the Power Play option).
The "More, Bigger, Better" enhancements to the game are doing the job. Along with generating more millionaires, the Powerball enhancements have also resulted in an increased number of winners. With the increased sales and the improved overall odds, players are winning more money, more often. Because sales have jumped up for the popular game, more money is also being earned for state programs supported by the lottery.
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