Many of you have noticed that you can’t buy a lot of tickets in advance of the next Powerball drawing. That’s because we’re in “stepdown mode” in advance of the game changes on Oct. 4. As we approach that date, you can only buy as many drawings that still remain before Oct. 4. Right now, the total number of advance plays available is five; after Saturday, it will be four.
A new matrix debuts on Oct. 4. The payout will increase for players matching four white-ball numbers and the Powerball, and a 10X feature is being added to Power Play.
In the meantime, you can still play for big money every drawing. Tonight’s jackpot is $185 million. Good luck!