Monday drawings to begin August 23By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Florida Lottery has confirmed the addition of a third weekly Powerball drawing on Mondays.

Monday drawings will begin Aug. 23, according to Florida Lottery officials.

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Powerball drawings will now take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Along with the added $2-per-ticket game, Powerball will also introduce a double-play feature — a $1 chance at a second set of numbers with a top cash prize of $10 million.

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The Monday Powerball drawing is expected to result in larger, faster-growing jackpots. Powerball officials also expect 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.

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All winning Powerball numbers are displayed during the CBS4 News at 11, your official Florida Lottery station.

CBSMiami.com Team