'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' Will Crown the 'First Powerball Millionaire of the Year' in 2020

The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop
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The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop on Dec. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Dick Clark Productions and Powerball announced Tuesday (April 16) the rollout of a new promotion to win $1 million on national TV. First teased during last year’s New Year’s Rockin' Eve telecast, the promotion officially kicks off this spring.

The special drawing for the First Powerball Millionaire of the Year will occur Jan. 1, 2020, just after midnight, during ABC’s live broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.

How do you become eligible to win? Players who purchase tickets from 24 participating jurisdictions can enter their Powerball tickets into the First Powerball Millionaire of the Year second-chance drawings. More than 300 winners from those jurisdictions will win VIP trips to New York City and celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020, plus a chance to randomly win the $1 million.

In a statement announcing the new promotion, Powerball Product Group Chairman and New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said, “This new partnership brings together Powerball, a premier brand in the lottery industry, with New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, a powerhouse entertainment brand.”

On Monday, the South Dakota Lottery was the first to launch the First Powerball Millionaire of the Year promotion, to be followed by the Wisconsin Lottery and New Mexico Lottery on May 1. Additional participating jurisdictions include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

All second-chance prize winners will enjoy a theater performance and a holiday cruise on the Hudson River with dinner and entertainment. The experience also includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, featuring live entertainment and prime viewing of the Times Square ball drop.

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