The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed it will be introducing Double Play next year to boost its Powerball product lineup.
Double Play is an add-on feature that gives players in select jurisdictions another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate draw, with a top cash prize of $10m.
It is an optional feature that players can select to add to their Powerball or Powerball with Power Play tickets for an additional $1 per play. With a Powerball Double Play ticket, the same set of numbers are played for the main Powerball draw and the Double Play draw on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights.
The price of a regular Powerball play will stay at $2 and the odds of winning remain the same. Additionally, the Power Play feature will continue at $1 per play. Tickets can be purchased with Power Play and Double Play for $4 per play. However, the Power Play multiplier will not apply to Double Play prizes.
Double Play was launched in August 2021 and is currently available for purchase in 14 lottery jurisdictions, including Florida, Michigan and Washington.
The Nebraska Lottery is planning to go live with Double Play from February 5, 2023.
“There are many details yet to be determined, but we are excited to add Double Play to our product lineup,” said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director.
“We think our players will appreciate the opportunity to win additional cash prizes using their same Powerball numbers. Plus, a portion of every ticket sold goes to support good causes across Nebraska.”
Proceeds from the sale of Nebraska Powerball tickets benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and compulsive gamblers assistance. Over $893m has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the organisation began in 1993.
In the fiscal year 2021/22, the lottery broke its all-time good causes transfer record, transferring a total of $49.4m.