2021 Press ReleasesAugust 03, 2021
POWERBALL® to add a third weekly drawing on Monday nights
Dover, DE — Beginning Monday, August 23, 2021, POWERBALL® will be adding an additional weekly drawing every Monday night at 10:59 p.m. Currently, POWERBALL® drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59. The additional drawing will offer Delaware Lottery players a third opportunity to win big every week.
“Since we launched POWERBALL® in Delaware in 1992, players have had the opportunity to play for very big jackpots,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “We are excited to add a third drawing and offer our players an additional chance to win big.”
The additional POWERBALL® drawing will not change the 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. The Power Play® add-on feature will still be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes. Players can either pick their own numbers or use the Quick Pick option to have the computer randomly select their numbers. Tickets are on sale at over 650 licensed retailers until 9:45 p.m. on the night of the drawing.
POWERBALL® is a multi-state drawing game with jackpots starting at $20 million. Other cash prizes range from $4 to $1 million. POWERBALL® costs $2 per game. Players can add the Power Play® option to multiply non-jackpot prizes for an additional $1. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.8.
About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.6 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.
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