Mondays have had a bad rap since—well probably since Mondays were invented. They consistently rank 7th in rankings of favorite days that end in “y” among people we know. Ouch.

Thanks to Powerball®, Mondays are about to get some Powerball-sized pizzazz. That’s right, Powerball is doing what many of us thought was impossible … making Mondays something to look forward to. Whoa.

Starting on Aug. 23, 2021, every Monday will be a Powerball drawing day. The new day will give players more of what they want: bigger jackpots to play for more often.

What you need to know

  • It only takes one ticket to win. You can have fun and have a chance to win without spending a lot.
  • Sales for the first Monday drawing begin on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.
  • The first Monday Powerball drawing will be on Aug. 23, 2021.
  • Powerball will be drawn on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at approximately 9:59 p.m. CT.
  • Tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. on drawing days.
  • Recorded videos of the drawings can be viewed at
  • The Minnesota Lottery offers a variety of lotto games. Players looking for a twice-a-week jackpot game can try Lotto America®. Tickets are $1 per play and jackpots start at $2 million.

Why is Powerball adding a drawing on Monday nights?

We want to pick up the pace of the Powerball game to deliver bigger, faster-growing jackpots to our players.

While the grand prize is always a life-changing amount, players have let us know their excitement of playing the game is focused on larger jackpots.

To meet our players’ expectations, Powerball is increasing the number of drawings from two to three nights a week. The additional ticket sales from a third weekly drawing are expected to:

  • Produce bigger jackpots more often.
  • Increase the number of cash prizes and jackpots awarded each year.
  • Generate more funding for important projects and programs that benefit Minnesotans.

Will the additional drawing change the Powerball game or prize structure?

No. Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

The set cash prizes will remain the same. The Powerball jackpot will continue to grow based on ticket sales and interest rates between drawings that don’t have a jackpot winner.

We anticipate there will be more cash prizes and jackpots awarded each year due to more players getting into the game.

Does the additional weekly drawing change my odds of winning?

No. Players will still have the same odds of winning a prize because the two pools of numbers from which the winning numbers are drawn will remain the same (5/69 + 1/26).


Proceeds from games like Powerball help make Minnesota a better place to live. Since 1990, the Minnesota Lottery is proud to have returned $3.4 billion to Minnesota.

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