Powerball has announced it will increase the number of Powerball drawings from two nights to three nights a week beginning in August 2021.
A new Monday edition will be added to the drawings currently held on Wednesday and Saturday nights, with the first occurring on August 23. Sales for the first Monday drawing will begin on August 22.
Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Tom Shaheen commented: “Our players really enjoy Powerball, and we are pleased to offer them the option of a third weekly drawing. By having an additional draw-night, there is a greater opportunity for faster-growing jackpots and more cash winnings.”
Odds, rules, or set cash prizes will not change with the addition of another drawing, and the ticket price will remain at $2.
Last month, the Idaho Lottery stated it will continue to offer the Powerball draw in the state after the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) announced the game’s international expansion had been delayed.
The game’s operator MUSL previously declared it was going to expand the Powerball draw internationally to Australia and the United Kingdom, starting with the former later this year.
However, on April 20, the lottery association informed its members that the decision to begin international sales of the game had been delayed until sometime in 2022.