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Powerball jackpot increases: $360M for Wednesday

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Massive Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots combined at $530M

ATLANTA – As a result of brisk ticket sales, Georgia Lottery officials announced today that Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot was bumped from $350 million to a staggering $360 million.

The jackpot is $170 million for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing.

Combined, $530 million is up for grabs between both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

The Powerball jackpot has grown since April 3 and has rolled 12 times.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $360 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $229 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since March 15 and has rolled 17 times.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: approximately $6.5 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option, or a single payment worth approximately $126 million with the cash option.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

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

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.3 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com

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Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

P 404.215.5062
F 404.215.8983
media [at] galottery [dot] org

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