Starting August 23, Powerball drawings will expand to three nights a week, with a Monday night drawing will be added to the current Wednesday and Saturday night draws. “America’s jackpot game is picking up the pace to deliver bigger jackpots to our players,” said May Scheve Reardon, Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director. “Players have let us know they want to play for bigger jackpots, and we want Powerball to deliver on their expectations.” Players can watch the new Monday night drawing live online at Powerball.com with a new live stream feature that launched earlier this summer; the Monday drawing will also be broadcast live by participating television stations.
The Powerball Product Group anticipates adding the Monday drawing will result in larger, fastergrowing jackpots. The group also expects to see an increase in the number of cash prizes and jackpots awarded on an annual basis. Adding a third drawing will not change the Powerball game odds or set cash prizes. Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes. All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights. Ticket sales from a third weekly drawing will contribute to funding vital public programs and services in each jurisdiction where the Powerball game is sold. Since its first drawing in 1992, Powerball has raised $25 billion for good causes supported by state lotteries.
About Powerball: Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Drawings are broadcast live every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball drawings are also live streamed online at Powerball.com. Beginning August 23, 2021, Powerball will offer an additional drawing on Mondays at 10:59 p.m. ET.
Ticket sales from a third weekly Powerball drawing and Double Play® will contribute to funding vital public programs and services in each jurisdiction where the Powerball® game is sold. Since its first drawing in 1992, Powerball has raised $25 billion for good causes supported by state lotteries.
How many lotteries will offer Double Play® when it launches? 13 lotteries will offer Double Play when it launches on August 23: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. Additional lotteries may choose to offer Double Play at a later date.