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Powerball Changes Coming to Idaho on Aug. 23

| July 22, 2021 1:00 AM

BOISE – Powerball has some changes coming as the game moves into its third decade in the Gem State. The new features include bigger winning experiences plus the addition of a third draw added each week. Sales in the new Powerball game begin on Aug. 22.

Beginning on Aug. 23, Powerball will add a third draw night. Players will now be able to win three times a week with draws occurring every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday night. This change is occurring nationally. The Multi-State Lottery Association, the group responsible for administering Powerball, says this change will generate larger Powerball jackpots.

Also beginning on Aug. 23, the price of a Powerball ticket in Idaho will be $3. The price automatically includes PowerPlay, a feature that multiplies all non-jackpot winning prizes by at least double, up to $2 million.