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HAWTHORNE, CA - MARCH 29: A Mega Millions lottery ticket is printed out at Bluebird liquor store on March 29, 2012 in Hawthorne, California. The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high of $540 million. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Lottery players will soon have a third chance each week to win the Powerball jackpot.

The lottery announced that Powerball drawings, now twice a week, will be held three times each week beginning August 23rd. Players will be able to try their luck at winning the game’s big money grand prize on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Players in 45 states can buy tickets for the game, as can players in D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.