53ER15-58. POWERBALL®  

Effective on Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • 1(1) 2Definitions.

    3The following words and 7terms, when used in this rule, have the following meanings, unless the conte20xt clearly indicates otherwise:

    24(a) 25Advertised Jackpot Prize 28 29T30he estimated annuitized 33Jackpot 34Prize amount as dete38rmined by MUSL prior to the 44Jackpot 45Prize drawing. The “Advertised 49Jackpot 50Prize” is not a guaranteed prize amount and the actual 60Jackpot 61Prize amount may vary from the advertised amount, except in circumstances where there is a guaranteed 77Jackpot Prize amount as described in paragraph (8)(85d)86.

    87(88b89) 90Drawing 9192refers collectively to the formal draw event for randomly selecting the winning indicia that determine the number of winners for each prize level of the P118OWERBALL119® 120game and the Power Play125® 126multiplier. Winning indicia include the Winning Numbers for the 135P136OWERBALL 137game, and the Power Play multiplier.

    143(144c145) 146Jackpot Prize 148149The top prize in the P155OWERBALL 156game.

    157(158d159) 160MUSL 161162The M164ulti-State Lottery Association.

    167(168e169) 170MUSL Powerball Product Group 174(“Product Group”176) 177178The group of 181lotteries that have joined together to 187offer the 189POWERBALL 190lottery game under the terms of the MUSL agreement and MUSL Powerball Product Group rules205.

    206(207f208) 209Play 210211T212he six (6) numbers, 216the first five (5) 220chosen 221from a field of sixty-nine (69) numbers and the last one 232chosen 233(1) from a field of twe239nty-six (26241) numbers, 243that appear on a ticket as a single lettered selection to be played by a player in the P262OWERBALL 263game.

    264(265g266) 267Set 268Prize 269270All prizes except the 274Jackpot 275Prize that are advertised to be paid by a single lump-sum payment and, except as set 291forth in paragraph294s 295(29610297)298(299g300) and 302(303h304), will be equal to the prize amount established by MUSL for the prize level.

    319(320h321) 322323Winning Numbers325 326means the 328indicia 329randomly selected during a Drawing which shall be used to determine winning 341P342lays for the P346OWERBALL 347game contained on a ticket.

    352(2) How to Play 356POWERBALL357.

    358(a) POWERBALL is a multi-state lottery online 365terminal 366game 367which is offered to players in Florida by the Florida Lottery378. In POWERBALL, players select five (5) numbers from a field of one (1) through 393sixty394-nine (39669397) and one (1) Powerball number from a separate field of one (1) through 411twenty-six 412(41326414) 415for each Play418.

    419(b) Players may make their POWERBALL ticket selections by marking a play slip or by telling the reta437iler their desired selections. 441There are five (5) panels on a play slip, each containing an upper play area and a lower play area. Each panel played will cost $2.00 per 468Play, per 470drawing. Players may mark their desired numbers on the play slip by selecting six (6) numbers (five (5) in the upper play area and one (1) in the lower play area) from each panel played. Players 506may also mark the “QP511 512(Quick Pick) 514box located at the bottom of each play area for the terminal to randomly select any or all of the six numbers from either or both play areas. 542A “Void” box is also located at the bottom of each panel and should be marked by the player if an error was made in his or her selections in a panel. For each panel played, the first five of the six numbers appearing in a single horizontal row on a POWERBALL ticket shall be the numbers selected from the upper play area of the play slip, and the last number shall be the Powerball number selected from the lower play area of the play slip.

    628(629c630) Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. Play slips 646may 647be processed 649through a Florida Lottery 653full service 655vending machine or 658processed 659by a retailer to obtain a ticket. Retailers also are authorized to manually enter numbers selected by a player.

    678(679d680) Players may play up to fifty-two (52) consecutive POWERBALL drawings by using the “advance play” feature. To use the advance play feature, players may either mark the number of drawings desired in the “Advance Play” section of a play slip or tell the retailer their desired number of consecutive advance drawings. The number of consecutive drawings marked will include the next available drawing and will apply to each panel (A-E) played. 752In the event that a planned change in the POWERBALL game requires that the number of advance plays available for purchase be reduced to zero before implementation of the change, an advance play countdown schedule will be posted on the Lottery’s website. 794Advance play is not available with Jackpot Combo.

    802(803e804) 805Jackpot Combo. Players may elect to play “Jackpot Combo” by 815marking the “Jackpot Combo $5” box on the play slip or by 827telling the retailer. Players will receive three (3) Quick Pick tickets for the next available drawing consisting of one (1) $2.00 FLORIDA LOTTO850® 851with XTRA ticket, one (1) $2.00 POWERBALL858® 859ticket and one (1) $1.00 MEGA MILLIONS866® 867ticket. Tickets in Jackpot Combo play cannot be player selected and cannot be canceled.

    881(882f883) For an additional $1.00 per 889Play, 890players may mark the Power Play box to 898increase 899the second through 902ninth 903prizes. Power Play will apply to all panels 911and advance play marked.

    915(3) POWERBALL Drawings.

    918(a) POWERBALL drawings 921to determine the Winning Numbers 926shall be conducted by MUSL two (2) times per week, on Wednesday and Saturday, 940at 941approximately 10:59439 p.m. 945(946ET947)948.

    949(b) The Florida Lottery shall not be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official 965Winning Numbers967.

    968(4) Determination of Prize Winners.

    973In order for a ticket to be a winning ticket, numbers appearing in a single horizontal row on the ticket must match the official 997POWERBALL 998Winning Numbers 1000in any order for the draw date for which the ticket was purchased, in one 1015of the following combinations:

    1019(a) 1020Jackpot 1021Prize: Five (5) numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Powerball number selected from the second set of balls.

    1043(b) 1044Second Prize: Five (5) numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the Powerball numbe1061r from the second set of balls.

    1068(c) Third Prize: 1071Four (4) numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the 1083Powerball 1084number selected from the second set of balls.

    1092(d) 1093Fourth Prize: Four (4) numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the 1108Powerball 1109numbe1110r from the second set of balls.

    1117(e) 1118Fifth Prize: Three (3) numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Powerball number selected from the second set of balls.

    1141(f) 1142Sixth Prize: Three (3) numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the Powerball number 1159from the second set of balls.

    1165(g) Seventh Prize: Two (2) numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the Powerball number selecte1183d from the second set of balls.

    1190(h) 1191Eighth Prize: One (1) number selected from the first set of balls plus the Powerball number selected from the second set of balls.

    1214(i) Ninth Prize: No numbers selected from the first set of balls and the Powerball number selected 1231from the second set of balls.

    1237(5) Limited to Highest Prize Won. The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per 1255Play 1256in connection with the 1260Winning Numbers 1262drawn and shall be entitled only to the prize won by those numbers in the highest matching prize category.

    1281(128261283) POWERBALL Odds of Winning.

    1288(a) The odds of winning the prizes described in subsection (4) are as follows:

    13021. 1303Jackpot 1304Prize 1305 13061: 1307292,201,3381310.0000

    13112. Second Prize 1314 13151: 131611,688,053.5200

    13193. Third Prize 1322 13231: 1324913,129.1813

    13264. Fourth Prize 1329 13301:133136,525.1673

    13335. Fifth Prize 1336 13371:133814,494.1140

    13406. Sixth Prize 1343 13441:1345579.7646

    13467. Seventh Prize 1349 13501:1351701.3281

    13528. Eighth Prize 1355 13561:135791.9775

    13589. Ninth Prize 1361 13621:136338.3239

    1364(b) The overall odds of winning a prize in a POWERBALL drawing are 1:137824.86711379.

    1380(138171382) POWERBALL Prize Pool.

    1386(a) 1387Prize Pool1389. 1390The prize pool for all prize categories shall consist of 50% of each drawing period’s sales1406.

    1407(1408b1409) 1410Expected 1411P1412rize 1413P1414ayout 1415P1416erce1417ntages. 1418The 1419Jackpot 1420Prize shall be determined on a pari-m1427utuel basis. 1429Except as provided in these rules, all other prizes awarded shall be paid as 1443Set P1445rizes with the following exp1450ected prize payout percentages:




    1454Approximate Percentage of




    1459Prize Pool Allocated




    1465to Prize Category

    1468Five first set numbers and the Powerball number

    1476Jackpot Prize

    1478Jackpot Prize


    1481Five first set numbers

    1485Second Prize



    1491Four first set numbers and the Powerball number

    1499Third Prize



    1504Four first set numbers

    1508Fourth Prize



    1512Three first set numbers and the Powerball number

    1520Fifth Prize



    1525Three first set numbers

    1529Sixth Prize



    1534Two first set numbers and the Powerball number

    1542Seventh Prize



    1547One first set number and the Powerball number

    1555Eighth Prize



    1560The Powerball number

    1563Ninth Prize



    1567(1568c1569) 1570Prize money allocated to the 1575Jackpot 1576Prize category will be divided equally by the number of 1586Plays 1587determined to be winners of the 1593Jackpot 1594Prize.

    1595(1596d1597) 1598The number of 1601P1602lays determined to be winners of the second through ninth prize categories will be paid as 1618Set P1620rizes, except as provided in paragraph1626s 1627(1628101629)1630(1631g1632) and 1634(1635h1636) below. If all or any portion of the 1645Set Prize 1647pool is not awarded in the current POWERBALL drawing, that portion of the 1660Set Prize 1662pool shall be carried forward to subsequent POWERBALL drawings.

    1671(1672e1673) 1674Any interest or earnings accrued on a POWERBALL 1682Set Prize 1684prior to prize payment shall accrue to 1691MUSL 1692and not to the winner.

    1697(169881699) POWERBALL 1701Jackpot 1702Prize 1703Payment1704.

    1705(a) 1706Players can cho1709ose one of two payment options for receiving their portion of the 1721POWERBALL 1722Jackpot 1723Prize1724. Payment options are “Cash Option” 1730(which may be referred to as a “single lump sum payment”) 1741and “Annual Payment.” 1744Jackpot 1745Prize winners have sixty (60) days after the winning draw date to choose between the two (2) payment options. Once the 1766Jackpot 1767Prize winner signs the Winner Claim Form, files a claim and exercises the winner17811782s chosen option, the election of that option shall be final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise changed except as provided in 1805sub1806paragraph (180881809)(1810c1811)18126., 1813below. 1814Neither MUSL nor the 1818Florida Lottery 1820shall be responsible or liable for the difference between the 1830A1831dvertised or estimated Jackpot Prize amount and the actual Jackpot Prize amount after the prize payment method is known to MUSL1852.

    1853(1854b1855) 1856Cash Option 1858Payment1859. 1860In order to select the Cash Option, the 1868Jackpot 1869Prize winner must submit his or her ticket for payment within sixty (60) days after the winnin1886g draw date. If the 1891Jackpot 1892Prize 1893winner does not elect the Cash Option within sixty (60) days after the winning draw date, the Annual Payment option will be applied, except as provided in 1920sub1921paragraph (192381924)(1925c1926)19274., 1928below. 1929Shares of the 1932Jackpot 1933Prize shall be determined by dividing the 1940funds 1941available in the 1944Jackpot 1945Prize pool equally among a1950ll 1951winning plays 1953of the 1955Jackpot 1956Prize. 1957A 1958Jackpot 1959Prize winner who chooses the Cash Option 1966payment 1967will receive 1969his or her share in a single 1976lump sum 1978payment, 1979less applicable 1981federal income tax 1984withholding.

    1985(1986c1987) 1988Annual Payment Option.

    19911. 1992If a 1994Jackpot 1995Prize winner elects the Annual Payment option, his or her share of the 2008Jackpot 2009Prize will be paid in thirty (30) 2016graduated 2017annual installments 2019that will increase 2022by a rate determined by the Product Group, 2030less applicable 2032federal income tax 2035withholding2036.

    20372. The Florida Lottery will make 2043the initial 2045annual 2046payment of a prize 2050and all further annual payments 2055upon receipt of funds fro2060m MUSL.

    20623. 2063The 2064amount of the 2067annual 2068prize 2069payment 2070shall be determined by multiplying the winner’s share of the 2080Jackpot 2081Prize pool by the MUSL 2086Annuity F2088actor. The MUSL 2091Annuity Factor 2093is determined 2095through a process as approved by the 2102MUSL 2103Finance and Audit Committee. 2107MUSL shall purchase and hold the investments 2114to 2115fund the 2117Jackpot 2118Prize winner’s 2120annual 2121prize payments.

    21234. 2124If 2125the winner’s 2127share of the 2130Jackpot Prize 2132is less 2134than $250,000, the Product Group 2140is authorized to 2143pay 2144such 2145winner their 2147Grand Prize 2149share 2150in one lump sum payment, without regard either to the winner’s choice of prize payment method or to whether the winner claimed the Grand Prize share more than sixty days after the drawing2183.

    21845. 2185Annuitized payment of the 2189Jackpot 2190prize or a share of the 2196Jackpot 2197prize will be rounded 2201down 2202to the nearest one thousand dollars ($1,000) to facilitate the purchase of an appropriate funding mechanism. Rounding differences on an annuitized 2224Jackpot 2225prize win shall be added to the first payment to the winner or winners. Prizes other than the 2243Jackpot 2244prize, which become single-payment, pari-mutuel prizes, will be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Rounding differences resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next drawing.

    22846. 2285In the event of the death during the annuity payment period of a POWERBALL winner who elected the Annual Payment option, the estate of the deceased winner (the “Estate”) may 2315make a written request to 2320the Florida Lottery to accelerate payment of all the remaining 2330prize proceeds to the Estate. 2335Such 2336request 2337will be forwarded by the Florida Lottery to MUSL for processing. 2348MUSL will decide, in its sole discretion, whether or not to grant the payment, and if so, the form of such payment, whether in securities or cash.

    2375(2376d2377) Guaranteed 2379Minimum 2380Jackpot 2381Prize. 2382The minimum guaranteed annuity 2386Jackpot 2387Prize 2388amount is $40 million. 2392When the Jackpot Prize is won at the guaranteed minimum, the Jackpot Prize 2405shares 2406shall be determin2409ed as follows:

    24121. 2413If there are multiple 2417Jackpot 2418Prize winners during a single drawing, each selecting the Annual Payment option, then a winner24332434s share of the guaranteed 2439Jackpot 2440Prize shall be determined by dividing the guaranteed 2448minimum 2449Jackpot 2450Prize by the number of 2455winning plays2457.

    24582. 2459If there are multiple 2463Jackpot 2464Prize winners during a single drawing and at least one of the 2476Jackpot 2477Prize winners has elected the Annual Payment option, then the best bid submitted by MUSL’s pre-approved qualified brokers shall determine the cash pool needed to fund the 2504guaranteed 2505minimum 2506Jackpot 2507Prize.

    25083. 2509If no winner of the 2514Jackpot 2515Prize during a single drawing has elected the Annual Payment option, then the amount of cash in the 2533Jackpot 2534Prize pool shall be an amount equal to the guaranteed 2544minimum 2545amount divided by the 2549MUSL Annuity Factor.

    2552(2553e2554) Federal income taxes shall be applied and withheld from the prize amount at the time payment is made, pursuant to applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Code of Federal Regulations.

    2587(2588f2589) Any interest or earnings accrued on a POWERBALL 2598Jackpot 2599Prize prior to prize payment shall accrue to MUSL and not to the winner.

    2613(g) If the Jackpot Prize is not won in a drawing, the prize money allocated for the Jackpot Prize shall roll over and be added to the Jackpot Prize 2642pool for the following drawing.

    2647(9) Set Prize Payment. 2651Set Prizes shall be paid in a single cash payment, less applicable federal 2664income tax 2666withholding.

    2667(2668102669) 2670Power Play2672® 2673Option.

    2674(a) 2675The Power Play option shall be available in association with the POWERBALL game. The Power Play option will be conducted 2695as follows:

    2697(b) 2698At the time of purchasing a POWERBALL ticket, a player may choose the Power Play option for an additional $1.00 per play for each play on the POWERBALL ticket 2727to increase the guaranteed prize amount for the second through ninth tier prizes. 2740The POWERBALL Jackpot Prize will not be eligible for increase under the Power Play option2755.

    2756(c) 2757Power Play 2759Drawing2760. A separate, 2763random Power Play drawing will 2768be conducted 2770and the results 2773announced during each of the regular POWERBALL drawings. 2781In 2782each Power Play drawing, 2786the number 27882, 3, 4, 5 or 10 shall be drawn 2797(the 2798Power Play number, 2801sometimes called the multiplier number2806)2807. 2808W2809hen the 2811A2812dvertised Jackpot Prize 2815for a drawing 2818is $150 million or less, 2823the 2824possible 2825Power Play 2827numbers included in the Power Play drawing will be 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10. When the 2844A2845dvertised Jackpot 2847Prize 2848for a drawing 2851is greater than $150 million, the 2857possible 2858Power Play 2860numbers included in the Power Play drawing will be 2, 3, 4 and 5. 2874The 2875Power Play 2877number drawn will 2880increase the value of the prizes for the 2888second tier as provided below. 2893The Power Play number will 2898be used to multiply the value of the prizes for the third through ninth tiers.

    2913(d) 2914The following table sets forth the probability of the various 2924Power Play 2926numbers being drawn during a single Power Play drawing2935.

    2936When the 10X 2939Power Play 2941is available:



    2944Probability of Prize Increase

    2948Chance of Occurrence


    29521 in 43



    29572 in 43



    29623 2963in 43



    296713 in 43



    297224 in 43



    2976When the 10X 2979Power Play 2981is not available:



    2985Probability of Prize Increase

    2989Chance of Occurrence


    29930 in 42



    29982 in 42



    30033 in 42



    300813 in 42



    301324 in 42


    3017(e) Application of 3020Power Play 3022Number3023.

    30241. 3025Second Prize. The Power Play number selected increases the Second Prize for a winning POWERBALL with Power Play ticket to $2,000,000.00, except as provided in 3052paragraphs 3053(10)(3054g3055) and (3058h3059).

    30602. 3061Third through Ninth Prizes. The Power Play number selected increases the prize amount for the Third through Ninth Prizes. A Third through Ninth Prize winner who purchased the Power Play feature with his or her POWERBALL ticket shall be paid a prize in the amount of the Set Prize amount multiplied by the Power Play number for that drawing3120.

    31213. 3122Jackpot Prize. The Power Play feature does not apply to the Jackpot Prize.

    3135(3136f3137) 3138POWERBALL tickets that win the Second through Ninth Prizes with the Power Play option will pay the amounts shown below:






    3161Power 3162Play

    3163With Power

    3165Play 2X

    3167With Power

    3169Play 3X

    3171With Power

    3173Play 4X

    3175With Power

    3177Play 5X

    3179With Power

    3181Play 10X

    3183Match 5+0








    3204Match 4+1








    3219Match 4+0








    3229Match 3+1








    3239Match 3+0








    3248Match 2+1








    3257Match 1+1








    3266Match 0+1








    3275(3276g3277) 3278If, with respect to a single POWERBALL drawing, the total of the POWERBALL 3291Set Prizes 3293and the Power Play prizes awarded in a drawing 3302exceeds the percentage in the prize pools allocated to the 3312Set Prizes 3314and there 3316are in3318sufficient funds 3320from all sources 3323to pay the 3326Set Prizes 3328for a particular POWERBALL drawing and 3334the 3335associated Power Play 3338prizes, 3339the highest 3341Set Prize, 3343including the 3345Power Play prize amounts, 3349shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If the amount of the highest 3360Set Prize, 3362when paid as a pari-mutuel prize, is less than or equal to the next highest 3377Set Prize 3379and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining prizes, the next highest 3394Set Prize, 3396including the 3398Power Play prize amounts, 3402shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If necessary under the same test set forth in the preceding sentence, each succeeding 3421Set Prize 3423level shall be converted to a pari-mutuel prize, in order, until all 3435Set Prizes 3437become pari-mutuel. 3439In that instance, the money available from the funding sources shall be divided among the winning 3455P3456lays in proportion to their respective prize percentages. 3464POWERBALL 3465and Power Play prizes will be reduced by the same percentage.

    3476(3477h3478) When the POWERBALL 3482Set Prizes 3484become pari-mutuel, the POWERBALL 3488Set Prize 3490amounts will be less than the amount shown in paragraph (350173502)(b) above, 3504and the Power Play prizes shall be changed to an amou3515nt announced after the drawing.

    3520(3521i3522) Power Play 3525Set Prizes 3527which become pari-mutuel will be rounded down so that they can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Funds remaining after rounding shall be carried forward to the p3556rize pool for the next drawing.

    3562(3563j3564) 3565A3566ll Power Play prizes shall be paid in 3574a 3575single 3576lump-sum payment, 3578less applicable federal 3581income tax withholding3584.

    3585(3586113587) POWERBALL Rules and Prohibitions.

    3592(a) 3593By purchasing a POWERBALL ticket, a player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules of the Florida Lottery.

    3613(b) 3614Florida POWERBALL prizes shall be claimed only through a Florida Lottery retailer 3626(3627for prizes less than $600) 3632or Lottery office beginning on the 3638first business 3640day following the drawing. The Lottery is not authorized to accept claims or pay prizes for POWERBALL tickets purchased in other jurisdictions. 3662POWERBALL prize payments shall be made in accordance with 3671the 3672rule of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

    3705(c) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and on-line system availability, POWERBALL lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:037330 midnight 3735(3736ET3737)3738. 3739Ticket sales for a specific POWERBALL drawing will close at 10:00 p.m. 3751(3752ET3753), 3754on the night of the drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will 3769be printed with the next POWERBALL draw3776ing 3777date.

    3778(d) POWERBA3780LL tickets cannot be canceled.

    3785(12) The effective date of this rule is October 4, 2015.

    3796Rulemaking 3797Authority 379824.1053799(9)(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (h), 380524.109(1), 380624.115(1) FS. 3808Law Implemented, 24.1381105(9)(a), (b), (c) (e), (f), 3816(h), 381724.115(1), 381824.124(1) FS. 3820History38213822New 382310-4-15, 3824Replaces 382553ER14-5 3826and 53ER15-57.