The Florida Lottery has announced it is launching a new Powerball draw to its portfolio of products that will earn 50 winners $1,000 and see one person become the ‘first millionaire’ of 2022.
The limited edition draw will see the winners of the $1,000 prize placed into a national lottery draw with other winners across the US for the chance to win $1m during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 live television broadcast on December 31.
As a result, the branding of the Powerball is ‘The First Millionaire of the Year’ and the 50 Florida semi-finalists will be announced on October 4.
Each of the five national finalists will receive an at-home New Year’s Eve party package, including $10,000 cash, a deluxe dinner for eight, a 70-inch LED TV, a karaoke system, a premium laptop computer, and $500 to spend at Party City.
This comes after the Florida Lottery achieved record-breaking sales of $9.07bn and the Sunshine State lottery expected more than $2.2bn in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
Entries to the new Powerball game are available to players by scanning their tickets into the Florida lottery and or by the lottery’s website.