Feeling lucky? Pa. Lottery adds new Powerball weekly drawing and “Double-Play” starting Monday

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(WTAJ/WHTM) — Pennsylvania Powerball players will get another chance to hit the jackpot every week with the addition of a third weekly drawing.

In addition to the normal Wednesday and Saturday drawings, PA Lottery officials announced that the multi-state game will also offer drawings on Mondays. The change goes into effect on the Monday, Aug. 23 drawing.

“By adding the Monday night drawing we expect to see faster-growing jackpots, and in turn, an increase in sales as we attract new players,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.”
– Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

Another change starting debuting during Monday’s drawing is that Pennsylvania players will also be able to add “Double-Play” to their purchase. Double Play is a new optional feature that, for an additional $1 per play, will give players another chance to win with their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million.

The Double Play drawing will be held after every Powerball drawing. The Double-Play drawing will not be televised, but it will be live-streamed on Powerball.com and available to watch on the PA Lottery’s website.

For more information and updates, players may visit palottery.com.

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