The multi state Powerball game will grow to three drawings a week in August, according to a statement from one of the 45 states where the tickets are sold and confirmed by the New Hampshire Lottery.

The new drawing will begin on Monday, August 23 with tickets on sale the day before, according to a statement by the Mississippi Lottery. Drawings will continue on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

The game will not change the game's odds or the cash prizes, according to the statement.

"Players here in New Hampshire are loyal to the Powerball game. It’s been a part of their buying pattern since it went on sale here in 1995. With this game, there is the expectation of big jackpots and by adding that third draw on a weekly basis, we expect to deliver just that to our players, faster growing, bigger jackpots," New Hampshire Lottery Director Charlie McIntyre said in a statement.

"Ultimately this will mean returning more net profit earmarked for education in New Hampshire. We’ve been lucky here in New Hampshire with 11 Powerball jackpot winners to date and we are always looking for lucky #12.

25% of New Hampshire Lottery sales go towards funding of the state's schools and 63% to prize payouts.

The last time a Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in New Hampshire was a $559.7 million annuity jackpot purchased by the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust in Merrimack in 2018.

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