|Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged|
What ryanm said is correct.
The Powerball site, for marketing purposes, wants to highlight the 21 Power Play winners as a kind of separate prize tier. But in reality, it is not a separate tier, it is a multiplier of the second tier. USA Mega correctly displays 110 second-tier winners.
USA Mega also identifies the number of Power Play winners, in order to show you both sides of the equation.
As a result of the Powerball practice of incorrectly identifying the Power Play winners separately, it confuses the media when they report the number of winners, and hence the media incorrectly identified 89 second-tier winners.
To get the real numbers - not marketing numbers - use USA Mega.