The Powerball lottery game is adding a Monday drawing to its weekly schedule, which already includes drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The new thrice-weekly schedule will begin Aug. 23, with tickets for that drawing available Aug. 22, California Lottery officials announced this week.
Tickets are $2.
The Powerball Product Group anticipates that 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 game’s odds. Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
More information can be found at http://www.calottery.com/.