Get ready for an exciting change with Powerball - Starting on Monday, Aug. 23, Powerball drawings will occur three times a week

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Get ready for Mondays to be more fun.

Starting on Monday, Aug. 23, Powerball drawings will occur three times a week. You’ll still have the Powerball drawing on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but the game is giving you a third chance to win a life-changing jackpot every Monday night too.

That’s right — three times a week could be your chance to win that jackpot you’ve been dreaming of winning.

No other changes are planned. The jackpot will still start at $20 million. You’ll still have nine ways to win a prize. And the odds of winning those prizes, including the jackpot, will stay the same.

To prepare for the new game changes, we start after tonight’s Powerball drawing a multi-draw step-down to help with the addition of a third weekly drawing.

What exactly is a step-down? We’re glad you asked.

After tonight’s drawing, the number of multi-draw plays available will decrease by one until the third drawing starts. If you like to buy multi-draw tickets, this change will limit how many draws you can purchase at a time until Aug. 22.

For example: Before the Powerball drawing tonight, there will be 26 multi-draw plays available. However, after the drawing takes place, the number of available multi-draws will drop to 25 plays.

The chart below shows the step-down time frame and the number of multi-draws that remain before each drawing.

  • Wednesday, May 26: 26
  • Saturday, May 29: 25
  • Wednesday, June 2: 24
  • Saturday, June 5: 23
  • Wednesday, June 9: 22
  • Saturday, June 12: 21
  • Wednesday, June 16: 20
  • Saturday, June 19: 19
  • Wednesday, June 23: 18
  • Saturday, June 26: 17
  • Wednesday, June 30: 16
  • Saturday, July 3: 15
  • Wednesday, July 7: 14
  • Saturday, July 10: 13
  • Wednesday, July 14: 12
  • Saturday, July 17: 11
  • Wednesday, July 21: 10
  • Saturday, July 24: 9
  • Wednesday, July 28: 8
  • Saturday, July 31: 7
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4: 6
  • Saturday, Aug. 7: 5
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11: 4
  • Saturday, Aug. 14: 3
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18: 2
  • Saturday, Aug. 21: 1

Once the changes take place on August 22nd, 30 multi-draw plays will be available for purchase.

Here’s to more fun on Mondays.

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