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POWERBALL® Debuts New Monday Drawing on August 23 Powerball® will now be drawn three nights, weekly

POWERBALL® Debuts New Monday Drawing on August 23
Powerball® will now be drawn three nights, weekly

Rocky Hill, CT/August 19, 2021 – Mondays are about to get better for POWERBALL® players! Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, Powerball will be drawn three nights a week. A new Monday drawing will join the weekly lineup of Powerball drawings currently held on Wednesday and Saturday, adding an additional chance for players to hit the Powerball jackpot.

Players can watch the Monday Powerball drawings live online at Powerball.com with a new live stream feature that launched earlier this summer, or on the CT Lottery’s website at www.ctlottery.org.

Powerball is a multi-state game with a minimum jackpot of $20 million. Jackpot increases for each drawing are determined based on sales. A player must select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

Drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on drawing nights, and wagering is closed at 10:00pm and reopened at 11:15pm.  Powerball tickets are $2 per play. The addition of the third drawing does not change the overall odds of Powerball. The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9.  Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338 million. 

About the Connecticut Lottery Corporation:

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) is a quasi-public state agency with the mission to generate revenue for Connecticut consistent with the highest standards of good public policy and social responsibility. In fiscal year 2021, players won more than $925 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $83 million in commissions. At the same time, the CLC provided $418 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, its contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10.6 billion. 

The CLC reminds the public that Lottery purchasers must be 18 or older, and players must be 21 to place sports wagers. If you gamble, please play responsibly and use your Game Sense.

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