Powerball Changes Arrive August 23
TRENTON (Aug. 4, 2021) – Starting Monday, August 23, Powerball is adding Mondays to the weekly draw schedule and a new way to play, Double Play!
Powerball will now be drawn on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. With more drawings, players can expect the Powerball jackpots to climb faster, and see more cash prizes and jackpots awarded over time.
Double Play is a new add-on feature to Powerball. For an additional $1 per play, players will have a second chance to match their Powerball numbers in a second-chance drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million. The Double Play drawing will be held shortly after each Powerball drawing.
Players will play the same set of numbers for the main Powerball drawing as well as the Double Play Powerball drawing on one ticket. A ticket that includes the Double Play add-on can win in both the main Powerball drawing and the Double Play drawing. Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
Powerball tickets may be purchased with both Power Play and Double Play for an additional $1 each, per play. Tickets purchased with Power Play will only have multiplied prizes in the regular Powerball drawings.
More information on odds, prizes, and complete rules can be found at NJLottery.com.