Powerball has announced it has added a new product to its portfolio with the introduction of a new ‘Double Play’ add-on feature.
The new game, available in selected jurisdictions across the US, gives players another chance to win with their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10m.
The launch will take place alongside Powerball’s introduction of a Monday draw, beginning on August 23, signalling its intent to grow its digital presence.
The Double Play add-on feature will be offered in 13 lottery jurisdictions, and players can add the feature to their Powerball ticket for an additional $1 per play. The Double Play drawing will be held after every Powerball drawing on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Powerball Product Group Chair and Missouri Lottery Executive Director, May Scheve Reardon, commented: “America’s jackpot game is picking up the pace to keep up with player demand – going from two drawings a week to six, if you include Double Play,”
“Players have let us know they want to play for bigger jackpots and cash prizes, and we want Powerball to deliver on their expectations.”
Initially, Double Play is available in 13 states across the US and Powerball intends to offer the feature to more states in the future.