# What is function “powerplay” multiplier in the American lottery powerball? how does this option work?

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## Rules of the game

Understand, how the winner in MegaMillions is determined, not difficult.

### How many balls are there in MegaMillions?

In the drawing - balls of two categories: the main (white, 70 pieces), additional (yellow, 25 pieces). The more balls the player managed to guess, the more he gets. In this case, the yellow ball has a strong influence on the winnings.

Below is a table with winning combinations, prizes and chances, that they will fall out:

Guessed the main Guessed additional Prize, \$ Chance
5 1 Jackpot 1:302’575’350
5 1’000’000 1:12’607’306
4 1 10’000 1:931’001
4 500 1:38’792
3 1 200 1:14’547
3 10 1:606
2 1 10 1:693
1 4 1:89
1 2 1:37

The chance to win at least some prize in the MegaMillions lottery is 1:24. Not so much, but at the same time, even the minimum reward fully returns the ticket price (it costs 5 dollars). And if you are a little more lucky and you manage to guess at least two balls (and one of them is yellow), then investments in the lottery will double.

### How does the multiplier affect??

Players, who want to increase their winnings, can use the multiplier. If you buy a ticket with multiplication, then the probable prize rises to 2, 3, 4 or 5 time. The exact value of the multiplier varies from circulation to circulation and is set before the start of the drawing.

Here's how much you can win at MegaMillions, using the multiplier:

Guessed the main Guessed additional Prizes
2 3 4 5
5 \$2’000’000 \$3’000’000 \$4’000’000 \$5’000’000
4 1 \$20’000 \$30’000 \$40’000 \$50’000
4 \$1’000 \$1’500 \$2’000 \$2’500
3 1 \$400 \$600 \$800 \$1000
3 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50
2 1 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50
1 1 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20
1 \$4 \$6 \$8 \$10

### When are the draws held??

MegaMillions Results Broadcast Live American Television. Draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 in the time zones of New York and Toronto. Interesting, that the broadcasts are carried out and then, when America has national holidays.

If you couldn't watch the live broadcast, then the results can be found on the official website megamillions.

### What jackpot?

The minimum value of the jackpot in the mega million lottery is 15 million dollars. The main prize of the leading American lottery never fell below this mark..

For the next draw, That will take place 18 May 2018 of the year, the jackpot is expected to be \$55 million. If no one succeeds in hitting the jackpot in this draw, then 22 May jackpot will be 60 millions. Further, it will grow every time by 5 million, until there is a lucky one, guessed all six digits.

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### How money is distributed?

Meg Millions Lottery Organizers Spend Proceeds as follows:

• 50% - winnings for participants
• 35% - contributions to state budgets, where is the lottery
• 15% - income of ticket distributors.
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