61 Pa. Code § 871.20 - Power play promotion

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 40, October 2, 2021

(a) The power play promotion shall be available in association with the Powerball game and will continue until the Secretary publicly announces a suspension or termination thereof. The power play promotion will be conducted in accordance with the Powerball rules except that players may purchase the power play option for the chance to multiply set prizes won as a result of a Powerball drawing by a number ranging from 1 to 5. The Powerball grand prize will not be eligible for multiplication under the power play promotion.
(b) At the time of purchasing a Powerball ticket from an on-line Lottery retailer, a player may choose the power play option for one additional $1 per play for each play on the Powerball ticket. If a player chooses the power play promotion feature for any play on a ticket, every play on that ticket must participate in the promotion.
(c) At the time of each Powerball drawing, the MUSL shall conduct a power play drawing under the supervision of security and an independent auditor which shall result in the selection of the power play number from among the following series of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 and 5.
(d) Powerball tickets that contain the power play option and one or more plays eligible for Powerball set prizes (but not the grand prize) identified in § 871.8(a) (relating to expected prize payout percentages) shall be entitled to a total set prize calculated by multiplying each Powerball set prize by the power play number.
(e) The prize pool for power play set prizes shall consist of up to 48.5 % of power play sales after Powerball prize reserve accounts are funded to the amounts set by the MUSL. The prize pool percentage allocated to power play set prizes shall be carried forward to subsequent power play drawings if all or a portion of the percentage is not required to pay the set prizes for the current power play drawing.
(f) An additional 1.5 % of power play sales may be collected and placed in prize reserve accounts until the prize reserve accounts meet the amounts designated by the MUSL. Any amount remaining in prize reserve accounts at the end of the power play promotion shall be carried forward to a replacement prize reserve account or expended in a manner as directed by the MUSL Powerball Product Group in accordance with State law.
(g) If, with respect to a single Powerball drawing and associated power play drawing, the total of the Powerball set prizes without the power play option and the Powerball set prizes multiplied by the power play number exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, the amount needed to fund those combined set prizes shall be drawn from the following sources in the following order:
(1) The amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous Powerball drawings and power play drawings, if any.
(2) An amount from the Powerball set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed $25,000,000 per drawing.
(h) If the sources set forth in subsection (g) are depleted and there still are not sufficient funds to pay the set prizes for a particular Powerball drawing and associated power play drawing, the highest set prize, including the multiplied set prize, shall become a parimutuel prize. If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid as a parimutuel prize, is less than or equal to the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining prizes, the next highest set prize, including the multiplied set prize, shall become a parimutuel prize. If necessary under the same test set forth in the preceding sentence, each succeeding set prize level shall be converted to a parimutuel prize, in order, until all set prizes become parimutuel. If all set prizes are converted to parimutuel prizes, the money available from the funding sources listed in subsection (g) shall be divided among the winning plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages.
(i) Power play set prizes which become parimutuel may be rounded down so that they can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Funds remaining after rounding shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next power play drawing.
(j) Except as otherwise provided, all power play set prizes shall be paid in single, lump-sum payments determined by multiplying the Powerball set prize by the number selected in the power play drawing as follows:

Prize Level Powerball Set Powerball Play Multiplier and Set Prize Amount
Prize Amount 5 4 3 2 1
Second Prize $100,000 $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000
Third Prize $5,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
Fourth Prize $100 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100
Fifth Prize $100 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100
Sixth Prize $7 $35 $28 $21 $14 $7
Seventh Prize $7 $35 $28 $21 $14 $7
Eighth Prize $4 $20 $16 $12 $8 $4
Ninth Prize $3 $15 $12 $9 $6 $3
(k) When the Powerball set prizes become parimutuel, the Powerball set prize amounts will be less than the amount shown and the power play set prizes shall be a multiple of the new Powerball set prize amount.
(l) The odds of various power play numbers being selected in a power play drawing are:

Power Play Multiplier Odds
One 1:6
Two 1:6
Three 1:6
Four 1:6
Five 1:3

Notes

61 Pa. Code § 871.20

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