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Powerball jackpot climbs to $133M for drawing Saturday

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ATLANTA – As Powerball continues to roll, the jackpot has continued to surge. The jackpot is at an estimated $133 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

 

The jackpot began rolling Aug. 5 and has rolled nine times.

 

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $133 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $84 million.

 

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $16.5 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Draw Date: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $133 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $84 million
Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Aug. 5, 2015
Number of Rolls: 9
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Aug. 1, 2015 – $110 million jackpot (California)
#1 Powerball Jackpot: May 18, 2013 – $590.5 million jackpot (Florida winner)

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.comwww.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

 

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