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.READ MORE: Florida Tax Collector To Workers: Get Vaccinated Or Find A New Job
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.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Shaken Baby Case From 1984 Leads To Murder Charge
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.MORE NEWS: Two Men Arrested In 2016 Murder Of FIU Student
All winning Powerball numbers are displayed during the CBS4 News at 11, your official Florida Lottery station.