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POWERBALL to make changes to starting jackpot amount and minimum jackpot roll increases

Following next Top Prize win, Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings.

PHOENIX (March 25, 2020) – The Powerball Product Group today announced changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions. Following the next Grand Prize win, Powerball’s starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings.

“Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations from their governors or mayors, which have affected normal consumer behaviors,” said Gregory Mineo, Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director. “Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, we are making proactive changes to continue to offer the world’s premier lottery product.”

Saturday’s advertised jackpot is a guaranteed $160 million; $122.4 million cash value. If the jackpot is won in Saturday’s drawing, the jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) for the Wednesday, April 1 drawing with minimum jackpot roll increases of $2 million between drawings. If the jackpot is not won tonight, then the jackpot will grow to an estimated $170 million (annuity).

Additionally, Arizona Lottery is making accommodations for players who wish to follow Government social distancing guidelines to prevent or slow the spread of the virus. These include:

  • Initiating curbside service for players wishing to redeem their winning tickets at our Phoenix Headquarters.
  • Installing 24-hour drop boxes at both our Phoenix and Tucson offices for players to submit their claim forms and winning tickets for payment.
  • Our option to mail-in winning tickets and our Lobby hours are unchanged.

“Making Arizonans winners is exciting, but nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our players, retailers and employees,” Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar said. “So we are taking steps that we feel will make a real difference and instill confidence in our players so we can continue to support our beneficiaries, while offering the best play and winning experience available in Arizona.”