Friday, May 17, 2013
Could you be the multi-million dollar winner?
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has reached $600 million, the highest jackpot in the game’s history. The announcement was made Friday afternoon, just a few days after strong sales prompted lottery officials to bump Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from $475 million to $550 million. Not only is the current $600 million jackpot the largest in Powerball history, it is the second largest jackpot in U.S. history. The Powerball winner can opt to receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years or collect a $376 million cash payout. Powerball tickets are $2.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Georgia Lottery says it's the largest jackpot in the game's history.
Who wants to be a $500 millionaire? The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $500 million, a record-breaking figure for the multi-state lottery game, according to the Georgia Lottery. WHERE TO PLAY POWERBALL: Click here for a list of Powerball retailers in Johns Creek and North Fulton. “The Powerball jackpot has soared to a record amount, which is exciting for players and important for the educational programs we fund,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Debbie D. Alford in a press release. “Georgia Lottery players have a chance to win big, and the students of Georgia certainly win big with every ticket purchased.” Wednesday’s jackpot has grown to a record pot because no one has matched the winning …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Digital sales would begin later this year or in 2013.
The Georgia Lottery Board of Directors voted this week to begin a plan to allow players to buy tickets for jackpot games online, according to media reports. MegaMillions, PowerBall and Fantasy 5 will be the initial offerings, according to lottery president Margaret DeFrancisco. – Will online sales affect your lottery purchases? Tell us in the comments below. The online sales would begin later this year or in 2013. "Our mission here is to maximize revenue for the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs," DeFrancisco told WSB-TV. The lottery reported record sales of $3.8 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30, but rising enrollments and tuition costs have reduced funds available to HOPE scholars.