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$142M Powerball jackpot heads Labor Day weekend

Friday, August 30, 2013

ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot has advanced to an estimated $142 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing. The impressive jackpot has spurred excitement in Georgia.

The jackpot has grown since Aug. 10 and has rolled six times.

Four Georgia Lottery players have won large prizes playing Powerball from the Aug. 28 drawing. A winning ticket worth $1 million was sold in Roswell, and three winning tickets worth $10,000 were sold in Jonesboro, Atlanta and Roswell.

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $142 million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $78 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prize winnings.

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 $14.6 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 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Draw Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $142 million

Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $78 million

Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier feature

Drawings: Air at 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday in Georgia

Latest Time to Purchase Tickets: Until 10 p.m. on days of drawings; until 1 a.m. other days

Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32

Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million

Number of Jurisdictions: 45 (43 states, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Aug. 10, 2013

Number of Rolls: 6

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Aug. 7, 2013 - $488 million jackpot

(1 Minnesota winner; 2 New Jersey winners)

#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.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

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Kimberly Starks
Media Relations Manager

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