The Powerball Product Group and the Mega Millions Consortium announced changes to the starting jackpots and guaranteed jackpot increase amounts for both Powerball and Mega Millions that were enacted this past week.
Beginning after the April 8 Powerball drawing and the April 10 Mega Millions drawing, the starting jackpot for both games has been changed to $20 million as opposed to $40 million. Additionally, both games have temporarily eliminated a guaranteed increase amount per draw, as the jackpot increase will be based off sales of the game and interest rates.
Because of these changes, the lottery has decided to reimburse players who purchased Multi-Draw tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions if certain qualifications are met. Players will be allowed to keep their tickets and redeem any prizes won, and are asked to send copies of their tickets as instructed in the claims forms.
For Powerball, the Kansas Lottery will reimburse players who purchased a Multi-Draw ticket on or before April 8, 2020, for all drawings occurring after April 8, 2020, through the expiration of the Multi-Draw ticket.
For Mega Millions, the Kansas Lottery will reimburse players who purchased a Multi-Draw ticket on or before April 10, 2020, for all drawings occurring after April 10, 2020, through the expiration of the Multi-Draw ticket.
Reimbursement for both games will be made in the form of coupons.
To make a reimbursement request, players must fill out a reimbursement form for each ticket. Those forms can be found on our website, or can be provided to players via email. The forms contain the instructions for how to receive reimbursement for the tickets. All reimbursement forms must be submitted to the Kansas Lottery by May 1, 2020.
If you would like to be emailed a reimbursement form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.You can also download a PDF of the form on the game pages for both Powerball and Mega Millions on the Kansas Lottery website, www.kslottery.com.