Powerball Launches Monday Drawings August 23

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POWERBALL LAUNCHES MONDAY DRAWINGS

 JOHNSTON, IOWA--  Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, Powerball will be drawn three nights a week. A new Monday drawing will join the weekly lineup of Powerball drawings currently held on Wednesday and Saturday.

 “This is the first time in Powerball’s 29-year history that drawings will be offered three nights a week,” said May Scheve Reardon, Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director. “Players will still have the same odds and base ticket price, just more chances to get into the game.”

The Powerball Product Group anticipates the addition of the Monday Powerball drawing will result in larger, faster-growing 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 and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing. All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights.
Players can watch the Monday Powerball drawings live online at Powerball.com with a new live stream feature that launched earlier this summer. The Monday Powerball drawings will also be broadcast live by participating television stations at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Ticket sales from a third weekly Powerball drawing will contribute to funding vital public programs such as funds for seniors, education, and tourism. Since its first drawing in 1992, Powerball has raised $25 billion for good causes supported by state lotteries.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play or 3$ with the Power Play option.

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Caitie Smith

Lottery Marketing Specialist

Public Relations and Drawing Manager

West Virginia Lottery

304.558.0500 Ext. 250