Aug 02, 2021 3:21 PM

Powerball to launch 3rd drawing on Monday nights

Posted Aug 02, 2021 3:21 PM

News Release Nebraska Lottery

POWERBALL® players will soon get the chance to start the week in a winning way with a new Monday night drawing! The new Monday drawing will join the lineup of Powerball drawings, currently held on Wednesday and Saturday, on Aug. 23 at 9:59 p.m. CT.

“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.

“Powerball is Nebraska’s favorite Lotto game. Nebraska Lottery players have been playing Powerball and winning prizes since July of 1994,” said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery director. “Ten Powerball jackpots have been won in Nebraska, and we look forward to more winners in the future along with increased proceeds for good causes.”

The Powerball Product Group anticipates adding the Monday 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.

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.

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 9:59 p.m. CT 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 9:59 p.m. CT.

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $831 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.