By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – Powerball players have an extra chance at winning the jackpot starting Aug. 23. Colorado Lottery announced they added a third drawing each week to be held on Mondays in addition to Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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“We’ve heard from winners that they wanted more chances to win, so that’s what we are giving them.. more chances to win,” said Jennifer Anderson, Deputy Director of Colorado Lottery.

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Monday’s jackpot is worth an estimated $293 million.

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Colorado Lottery also announced a new game, Double Play, which allows Powerball players to play the same numbers in another drawing for an extra $1. The top prize is $10 million.

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Another game, Lucky for Life, recently moved to drawings seven days a week. Its very first jackpot ticket was sold last week at the Green Parrot Lounge in Florence. The winning ticket is worth $5.75 million.

Danielle Chavira