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Annuity Option refers to the payment option for POWERBALL® jackpot prize payouts. The POWERBALL® jackpot prize will be divided into 25 installments paid as a 25-year annuity on winning tickets for players who elect to receive the annuity payment option when claiming a jackpot prize.
Cash Option refers to the payment option for POWERBALL® jackpot prize payouts. The POWERBALL® jackpot prize will be paid in a single cash payment on winning tickets for players who elect to receive the cash payment option when claiming a jackpot prize. A Cash Option jackpot prize will be approximately one-half the total of the 25 yearly payments for the Annuity Option (or advertised estimated annuity jackpot prize amount).
Instant Games refers to games played by scratching off the latex covering on the pay area. Players know immediately if and what they have won by reading the game design. For example, you could match three of six symbols to win. Instant Games are available in a variety of themes and play styles and at a variety of price points ($1, $2, $3, $5).
Pari-mutuel refers to games in which jackpot prizes are awarded to numerous players holding the same winning tickets. The prize payment is determined by the number of winning tickets for that drawing. For example, the POWERBALL® game is a pari-mutuel game, so if there are two winning tickets for a jackpot prize for the same drawing, then the total jackpot prize amount would be shared between the two winning tickets.
Quick Pick refers to letting the computer randomly pick all or some of the numbers for you. This term applies to On-Line games only. Each play is unique, but it is possible to have duplication of numbers on different lines or tickets.
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