|Posted: May 25, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged|
You can read about it at: http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp
Match 5 Bonus Prize
Whenever the Powerball jackpot reaches a record level, the amount of the jackpot prize is limited to increases for each draw of no more than $25 million. The prize money collected in excess of the advertised jackpot amount, plus the maximum $25 million increase, will be placed into the Match 5 Bonus prize pool and will accumulate until there is a jackpot winner. When there is a jackpot winner, the Match 5 Bonus prize pool will be divided equally among all winners of the Match 5 prize. The prize will be paid in one cash lump sum.
Note:* Since this rule was created the jackpot has never reached the record level set in December of 2003.
* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *