Powerball Jackpot Rules Changed Due To Coronavirus

CBS News reports:

The Powerball Product Group announced changes to the Powerball’s starting amount and minimum roll increases between drawings. Following the next grand prize win, the starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million with minimum increases between drawings of $2 million. The Powerball Product Group said the changes to the game ensure it can continue to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions.

“Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations from their governors or mayors, which have affected normal consumer behaviors,” said Gregory Mineo, Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director. “Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, we are making proactive changes to continue to offer the world’s premier lottery product.”