In August, Powerball will add a third draw night of Monday to its 2-days-a-week drawing schedule.
Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, Powerball will be drawn on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m. The Louisiana Lottery says that all other aspects of the game -- including its matrix, prize levels, odds, and drawing operations -- remain the same.
“Powerball is giving players more opportunities to play and win during the week,” shared Lottery President Rose Hudson. “The chance to win a multimillion-dollar jackpot on Mondays is certainly one way to beat the Monday doldrums."
Officials say the additional draw night is expected to generate faster-growing jackpots on a weekly basis and increase the number of jackpots won on an annual basis.
In order to prepare for the additional draw night, the Lottery will temporarily suspend the multi-draw option for Powerball after June 16, 2021. The multi-draw option allows players to purchase tickets for a select number of future drawings.
The Powerball multi-draw option will be stepped down as follows:
- 20-Draw Ticket - Wednesday, June 16, 2021
- 10-Draw Ticket - Wednesday, July 21, 2021
- 5-Draw Ticket - Saturday, August 7, 2021
- 4-Draw Ticket - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
- 3-Draw Ticket - Saturday, August 14, 2021
- 2-Draw Ticket - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
On Sunday Aug. 22, sales begin for the first Powerball Monday drawing on Aug. 23 and the multi-draw option will return fully to the game.
More information will be available on the Lottery’s website, louisianalottery.com/powerball. The Lottery reminds ticket purchasers to play responsibly, encouraging anyone who has a gambling problem, or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem, to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help. Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.
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