What is Powerbolts?
Powerbolts is a must drop jackpot feature for bingo. It features two jackpots; a Maxi Bolt which can be won once daily, and a Mini Bolt which can be won multiple times throughout the day. These games can be found here.
How do Powerbolts affect me as a player?
We understand that players want to win jackpots, so Powerbolts enables this!
With the Maxi Bolt being a guaranteed linked jackpot to be won every day and lots of Mini Bolt non linked jackpots that are easier to win multiple times a day, there are more jackpots available to be won!
These are both progressive jackpots so these will grow throughout the day too, plus once the Maxi Jackpot has been won, all contributions go into the Mini jackpot, so these will grow in total quicker until the Maxi Bolt starts again at Midnight.
How do bingo Jackpots work?
For those not familiar with bingo, a traditional bingo jackpot has a “condition to win”, which is a set number of balls called within any one game. Players have to win the full house within this number of balls in order to win the jackpot.
Example: for a ball condition of 40, players have to complete a full house on the 40th ball call or before it, in order to win the jackpot. If you win after the 40th ball, you just win the ‘full house’ prize.
You can have a fixed jackpot amount, or a progressive jackpot where the jackpot for a game incrementally increases each time a game is played, until the jackpot is won. In progressive jackpots, a contribution from the player’s ticket price goes towards the jackpot value, and the jackpot amount increases until it is won.
How does Powerbolts work?
The Powerbolts feature is similar to a traditional bingo jackpot that works off a ball condition. The difference is it's not just one fixed ball condition, but a varied one which increases (meaning it gets easier to win) as the day progresses.
MAXI BOLT - Once Daily Jackpot
Maxi Bolt is a once daily linked jackpot, to which a small percentage of each player’s ticket price contributes towards the jackpot amount until it is won.
The Maxi Bolt must be won by 10pm every day. This starts from midnight with a ball condition of 38 which gradually increases by a few numbers as the hours roll by, making it easier for players to win the jackpot. If no one has won the jackpot by the 9:55pm game, that game's ball condition will be set to 90 balls, guaranteeing that the jackpot will be won on that game.
Maxi Bolt is a linked jackpot across multiple sites. In the winning game, when the jackpot is won, we’ll let players know by showing our ‘win’ animation - it will look like a lightning bolt across the ball calls and the Maxi icon will be shown on the winner’s win message. After the game, we’ll let players know by showing the message ‘Maxi Won’ within Maxi Bolt sausage which typically displays the Maxi Bolt Jackpot. We’ll also let you know there what time the next Maxi Bolt starts again.
You can see the ‘ball condition’ at the top of the game before you buy tickets.
MAXI BOLT - Win Conditions
With the Maxi Bolt being a linked jackpot, if players from different sites win the full house on the same number of ball calls, within the jackpot condition, then the jackpot is shared equally between the winners.
If players on different sites win the full house on different numbers of ball calls, within the jackpot condition, then the player that wins the full house on the lowest number of calls wins the jackpot.
Mini Bolts is a non linked jackpot that is site specific and can only be won by players on that particular site. A small percentage of each player’s ticket price contributes to the Mini Bolt jackpot amount.
The Mini Bolt jackpot has a higher ball condition that's fixed and does not change, this means the jackpot will likely be won multiple times throughout the day. In game, when the jackpot is won, we’ll let players know by showing our ‘win’ animation - it will look like a lightning bolt across the ball calls and the Mini Bolt icon will be shown on the winners win message. The Mini Bolt will then start again in the next game.
MINI BOLT BOOST
A Mini Bolt boost happens when the Maxi Bolt has been won. When it’s been won, we’ll let players know by showing the message ‘Maxi Won’ within Maxi Bolt sausage which typically displays the Maxi Bolt Jackpot. We’ll also let players know within that sausage when the next Maxi Bolt starts again.
Once the Maxi Bolt has been won, the player contribution for the Maxi Bolt will go into the Mini Bolt, which means these jackpots become bigger, faster. This boosted state stays active until the Maxi Bolt starts again at midnight.