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Powerball Instant Millionaire

“In less than 30 minutes, one of these lottery players will attempt to win $1,000,000. The only question: which one? Let’s find out. Will it be representing (insert lottery state & contestant #1)? Or representing (insert lottery state & contestant #2)? Or representing (insert lottery state & contestant #3)? We’ll find out because tonight, from the incredible Venetian Hotel in the heart of Las Vegas, this is Powerball Instant Millionaire! And now, here’s your host, Todd Newton!”

Powerball Instant Millionaire was a lottery game show for states with the Powerball jackpot.

Contents

  • 1 Format
    • 1.1 Crazy Eights
    • 1.2 High Rollers
    • 1.3 Wild Card Selection
      • 1.3.1 Quick Pick
      • 1.3.2 Quick Draw
    • 1.4 One for the Money
    • 1.5 Bonus Round: Instant Millionaire
  • 2 Studio
  • 3 Rating
  • 4 Related Show
  • 5 Similar Shows

Format [ edit | edit source ]

13 lottery winners come to the show in the hopes of winning $1,000,000. Six of them were selected to play the first two games (three per game) and the winners of those first two games plus one wild card entry compete in the third and final game for the right to become an instant millionaire.

On each of the first two games, each player began with $1,000 and took turns selecting numbers off a computerized game board. Each correct number choice added $100 to a player’s score and the option of playing or passing while each incorrect number choice incurred a strike. Three strikes and a player was out. All players kept what they won.

Crazy Eights [ edit | edit source ]

A money line began at $4,444 and eighteen random cards were dealt. The object was to select a card (numbered 1-18) that raised one of the four suits (clubs, spades, diamonds, or hearts). Whenever an 8 was selected, the suit would be locked off and could never come down. The last player left in the game or the player who found the last “8” won the game and the amount in the money line up to $8,888.

High Rollers [ edit | edit source ]

Not to be confused with the 1970s and 1980s game show of the same name. Twenty pairs of dice (one each of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, as well as ten 7’s) were hidden behind twenty numbered chips. The object was to select a chip (numbered 1-20) and roll a number other than a 7. A successful pick adds $1,000 and the value of the dice to a jackpot that starts at $1,000 (e.g. if the total of a dice is a six, it adds $1,006 to the pot). The last player left in the game or the player to bring the last two digits of the money line to 40 or higher won the game and the money (which could theoretically grow to $9,051).

Wild Card Selection [ edit | edit source ]

Quick Pick [ edit | edit source ]

In season one, the remaining seven players were given spheres, one of which had a red Powerball in it. On the announcer’s command, the players opened their spheres. Whoever possessed the red Powerball will yell out “POWERBALL!” and got to play the semifinal game against the winners of Crazy Eights and High Rollers.

Quick Draw [ edit | edit source ]

In season 2, each of the eight players remaining selects two cards from an “electronic deck” (they are shown as images on the monitors in front of the players) to make a blackjack-type hand (this is done off-camera, during the commercial break that follows the “High Rollers” game). Then, before the show returns from the break, one card from each player’s hand is revealed and the players are then re-seated in left-to-right order from lowest revealed card to highest revealed card.

The next segment of the show is started with the camera panning the row of seated players, each of which has one face-up and one face-down card. Then, starting with the player on the left, each player’s face-down card is revealed and their card scores are announced. (Aces are worth 11, face cards are worth 10, and the other cards are worth their face value.)

The player getting the highest-valued hand wins. Should two or more of the players tie, they go to a single “tie-breaker” card that each player also selected during the commercial break, with the highest-ranked card winning here (thus, a King beats a Jack in this part of the game).

Unlike regular blackjack, if a player gets two Aces, it counts as 22 and automatically wins for the player unless another player ties him.

One for the Money [ edit | edit source ]

Five red Powerballs were randomly hidden behind one of thirteen spaces (numbered 1-13), set up like a roulette wheel. The game one winner selected first. Each selection was either a Powerball or a strike. Selecting a Powerball gave the player the option of finding another Powerball or passing control to the player to their left. Selecting a strike incurred a strike. Three strikes eliminated a player. The last player left in the game or the player who found the last red Powerball won the game, $1,000, and advanced to the million dollar bonus round.

Bonus Round: Instant Millionaire [ edit | edit source ]

The winning contestant played the bonus round, called “Instant Millionaire”. Behind each of the letters in the word “POWERBALL” were seven dollar signs and two “X”s. The player selected one of the letters. Each time a letter revealed a dollar sign, their money doubled. Revealing all seven dollar signs before revealing an “X” would win $1,000,000, paid in a lump sum. If an “X” was uncovered, the $1,000,000 would be taken out of play, but the player could still win $128,000 by uncovering any remaining dollar signs. After a dollar sign was uncovered, the player had the option of quitting with what they had won, or risk half of their money by continuing, knowing that if they found the second “X”, their winnings would be cut in half. If the player found the two “X”s on the first two picks, the player would be awarded $100,000. Four players won the $1,000,000 in the show’s two seasons (twice as many players than on the original show).

Studio [ edit | edit source ]

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Rating [ edit | edit source ]

Related Show [ edit | edit source ]

Powerball: The Game Show – the original syndicated game show that aired from 2000 until 2002

"In less than 30 minutes, one of these lottery players will attempt to win $1,000,000. The only question: which one? Let's find out. Will it be representing (insert lottery state & contestant #1)? Or representing (insert lottery state & contestant #2)? Or representing (insert lottery state …

Draw Date

Jackpot Winners

Match 5 +
Power Play

$2 Million Winners

Match 5

$1 Million Winners

  • Winning Numbers
  • Past Drawings
  • Total Winners

Total Number of Winners

Match
POWERBALL
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Power Play
  • N/A
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

There are 9 ways to win a prize in Powerball®.
All prizes are set cash amounts, except the Grand Prize.
In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel and determined by sales and the number of winners.

Match
Prize
  • Grand Prize
  • $1 Million
  • $50,000
  • $100
  • $100
  • $7
  • $7
  • $4
  • $4
Power Play 2x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $100,000
  • $200
  • $200
  • $14
  • $14
  • $8
  • $8
Power Play 3x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $150,000
  • $300
  • $300
  • $21
  • $21
  • $12
  • $12
Power Play 4x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $200,000
  • $400
  • $400
  • $28
  • $28
  • $16
  • $16
Power Play 5x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $250,000
  • $500
  • $500
  • $35
  • $35
  • $20
  • $20
Power Play 10x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $500,000
  • $1,000
  • $1,000
  • $70
  • $70
  • $40
  • $40

Powerball Prizes

Match
Prize
  • Grand Prize
  • $1 Million
  • $50,000
  • $100
  • $100
  • $7
  • $7
  • $4
  • $4
Power Play 2x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $100,000
  • $200
  • $200
  • $14
  • $14
  • $8
  • $8
Power Play 3x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $150,000
  • $300
  • $300
  • $21
  • $21
  • $12
  • $12
Power Play 4x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $200,000
  • $400
  • $400
  • $28
  • $28
  • $16
  • $16
Power Play 5x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $250,000
  • $500
  • $500
  • $35
  • $35
  • $20
  • $20
Power Play 10x
  • Grand Prize
  • $2 Million
  • $500,000
  • $1,000
  • $1,000
  • $70
  • $70
  • $40
  • $40

Powerball Odds

Match
Prize
  • Grand Prize
  • $1 Million
  • $50,000
  • $100
  • $100
  • $7
  • $7
  • $4
  • $4
  • 1 in 292,201,338.00
  • 1 in 11,688,053.52
  • 1 in 913,129.18
  • 1 in 36,525.17
  • 1 in 14,494.11
  • 1 in 579.76
  • 1 in 701.33
  • 1 in 91.98
  • 1 in 38.32

Odds When 10X Multiplier is Available

POWER PLAY
  • 10x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 2x
PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY
  • Prize Won Times 10
  • Prize Won Times 5
  • Prize Won Times 4
  • Prize Won Times 3
  • Prize Won Times 2
  • 1 in 43
  • 1 in 21.5
  • 1 in 14.33
  • 1 in 3.31
  • 1 in 1.79

Odds When 10X Multiplier is Not Available

POWER PLAY
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 2x
PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY
  • Prize Won Times 5
  • Prize Won Times 4
  • Prize Won Times 3
  • Prize Won Times 2
  • 1 in 21
  • 1 in 14
  • 1 in 3.23
  • 1 in 1.75

Powerball® costs $2 per play.

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win.

Where

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands!

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

To find out where to watch the drawings, click here.

Power Play

Ask for Power Play® with your Powerball purchase!

For an additional $1 per play, the Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.

The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.

The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million.

Multi-Draw

Play the same set of numbers in multiple drawings!

Select the number of consecutive drawings you want to play in the Multi-Draw or Advance Play section of your play slip or tell the retailer how many drawings you wish to play.

The number of Multi-Draws or Advance Plays available for purchase is dependent on the selling jurisdiction.

How TALL

A Powerball jackpot of $40 million may not seem like much, but ask yourself this – is $40 million really a small amount of money? Is the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. a small building?

If you were to stack $100 bills, take a look at the heights the money would reach at each estimated jackpot amount.

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