Years ago, when Cindy Otis and her husband lived in Virginia, they would occasionally play the Virginia Lottery. So it’s no surprise that when their travels brought them back to the Commonwealth, they played again. Her husband bought a Powerball ticket for the June 1 drawing. That ticket ended up winning \$250,000.

When Reginald Eley of Ivor plays Virginia Lottery games, he goes to April, a clerk at Woco Express, 35228 General Mahone Boulevard. They have a great clerk-customer relationship. But something unusual happened when he asked April to check his Powerball ticket from the May 21 drawing

As a retired electrician, George Johnson knows a thing or two about power. Now, he also knows all about Power Play. That’s how he won \$100,000 in the May 7 Powerball drawing. “I never expected to be this lucky,” he said as he claimed his prize. “I don’t think I was this nervous when I got married!”

# \$50 MILLION

### estimated cash value: \$30 MILLIONodds of winning are 1 in 292,201,338

We are launching a better Power Play with Powerball on January 19, 2014. Between December 12, 2013 and January 18, 2014, you won’t be able to advance purchase Power Play with your Powerball tickets. However, you may still purchase Power Play for the current draw.   Game on!

# multiplier is BACK!

Changes to Power Play in a snap shot!

Change begins: Sunday January 19, 2014
Game change: Power Play reverts to a random multiplier
Powerball price: Remains \$2 per play
Power Play price: Remains \$1 per play
New Power Play first drawing: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Drawings: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

For additional information see our Q & As below or read our press release.

 Q: What’s changing? A: The only change is that Power Play is reverting back to a random multiplier (2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x). Previously, Power Play had fixed prizes you could win, but with the change, you will simply multiply the base prize by the random Power Play number chosen for that drawing (see chart above). Remember, Power Play does not affect the jackpot prize. If you match all of the first five numbers without the Powerball to win the second tier prize WITH Power Play, you automatically win \$2,000,000, regardless of the Power Play number that is drawn.  Q: When will these changes occur? A: These changes will take effect on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The first drawing with the random Power Play multiplier will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Q: Why are you changing Powerball again? A: You may have heard the saying, “Change is the only constant in life.” To keep our games new, fresh and appealing, we constantly evaluate feedback from players, assess the current lottery landscape and work to implement features we know are popular so that we can maximize the amount of money we’re able to contribute to Virginia’s K-12 public schools. We have found that players really like the idea of a random Power Play multiplier. A legal case was recently settled to allow lotteries to revert back to the popular multiplier feature, so the participating Powerball states could give players what they want! Q: Why can’t I add Power Play on my Powerball muti-draw/future play ticket? A: Between December 12, 2013 and January 18, 2014, you won’t be able to advance purchase Power Play with your Powerball tickets. One important thing to note is that Powerball with Power Play tickets will still be sold for the current draw during this period. Have no fear, though! Beginning January 19, 2014, you can again purchase Powerball multi-draw or future play tickets with Power Play. As always these tickets can be purchased for up to 26 draws. Powerball multi-draw or future play tickets that do NOT include Power Play WILL continue to be sold for up to 26 draws in the future. They will not be affected by these changes. Q: Will the price of a ticket increase? A: No, Powerball tickets still cost \$2 each, and Power Play is an additional \$1 per play. Q: When will drawings be held? A: Drawings are still held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. No change there! Have additional questions? Please feel free to send us an email here.

# legal stuff

 Draw Games Scratchers Print 'n Play Promotions More
Mega Millions
Powerball
Bank a Million
CASH4LIFE®
Cash 5
Pick 4
Pick 3
Raffle

New Scratchers
eXTRA Chances
\$30 Scratchers
\$20 Scratchers
\$10 Scratchers
\$5 Scratchers
\$3 Scratchers
\$2 Scratchers
\$1 Scratchers
Closing Soon
All Scratchers
All Print 'n Play Games
Bulls Eye Bingo - \$2
Rockin' Bingo - \$3
Lucky Bingo - \$5
Gold Bar Bingo - \$10
High Stakes Blackjack - \$5
Horoscope Crossword - \$3
Extreme Crossword - \$5
Platinum Crossword - \$10
Power Cruise
Vegas VIP
eXTRA Chances
Play Responsibly