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Powercode™ Gives Powerball® Players Opportunity to Win Exciting Prizes

Players can win prizes through online sweepstakes and instant-win games

AUSTIN, Texas–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24, Powerball players will be able to win more exciting prizes through a web and mobile-based promotion called Powercode. Shoutz, Inc., operator of the Powerball and Mega Millions LotteryHUB app, is managing the promotion.

Entering is simple. Players can use their smartphones, computers or other connected devices to navigate to www.powercode.grandrewards.com and register. Players who enter the correct Powerball number (the red ball number drawn in each Powerball drawing) during the promotion, will be eligible to play an Instant Win game for a chance to win digital gift cards from well-known national retailers.

The Powercode will change with each drawing, so there will be two different codes each week. Players can enter once per day, with each entry providing players three chances to instantly win. Additionally, each entry automatically registers players for the chance to win exciting grand prize drawings. No purchase required to participate and promotion may not be available in some jurisdictions. Full promotion rules are available at www.powercode.grandrewards.com.

Powerball players will also be able to access the Powercode promotion through Powerball.com, Lotteryhub.com and Shoutz’s LotteryHUB mobile app. Each platform will include a link to Powercode’s dedicated HTML web page, which uses Shoutz’s proprietary customer engagement and loyalty rewards software.

About Shoutz

Shoutz, Inc. is an award-winning marketing, technology and gaming company that brings together the rewarding and fun experiences of mobile gaming with consumer engagement and loyalty programs within the retail, media and entertainment industries. With its innovative use of digital media, Shoutz gives lotteries the power to better engage their players, accurately measure their marketing efforts, and optimize their fundraising abilities. Shoutz is dedicated to driving brand engagement through digital, social and gaming programs on mobile. With offices in Austin, Texas and Leawood, Kansas, Shoutz is a member of the World Lottery Association. For more information visit www.shoutz.com.

About LotteryHUB

LotteryHUB is an official mobile application of Powerball® and Mega Millions®. It offers a convenient, engaging and rewarding mobile experience for lottery players and includes video and news content, jackpot and drawing information, and a loyalty rewards program. Players can also use the app to save their tickets, either by entering numbers manually or scanning tickets with a smartphone camera. LotteryHUB has twice been named the Best Mobile App by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and has won AGA Awards in the Best Direct Digital Marketing and Best Mobile Marketing categories. LotteryHUB is available to download for free on the Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores.

Powercode™ will give Powerball® opportunities to win exciting prizes through online sweepstakes and instant-win games. The web and mobile-based promo

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It’s America’s Game! Since 1992, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising $25 billion for good causes supported by lotteries. Powerball set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are broadcast live every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold .

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play. NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.

Powerball jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

  • 50% of a ticket sale goes to fund prizes
  • 35% of a ticket sale benefits the good causes supported by lotteries
  • 6% of a ticket sale goes to retailer commissions
  • 9% of a ticket sale goes to operating expenses

Transfer percentages vary by jurisdiction, check with your local lottery for more information.

History of Powerball

Powerball celebrated its 28th Anniversary in April 2020.

The first Powerball drawing held on April 22, 1992 had 15 participating lotteries: Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Idaho, Hoosier (Indiana), Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Today, there are 48 U.S. lotteries selling the Powerball game.

In October 2015, the latest version of the Powerball game debuted with enhancements aimed at delivering bigger jackpots and more overall winners. The game matrix was changed; the number of white balls increased to 69, while the number of red balls dropped to 26. The Power Play® feature was enhanced with a 10X multiplier that is available for play whenever the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. The Match 4 + PB prize also increased from $10 thousand to $50 thousand.

Powerball set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016. Three winning tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee shared the record prize.

Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL)

Overview
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects approved by the legislature authorizing each lottery.

MUSL Members
Select a jurisdiction below to view MUSL member information.

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