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 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
How big a prize do you need before you decide to play the lottery?
Is a quarter of a billion dollars enough money for you to go out and buy lottery tickets? Powerball's estimated prize in tonight's drawing is $250 million. The cash prize option is "only" $166.8 million. But with the odds of getting a ticket with the winning numbers worse than 1 in 175 million, will you play the game? It costs $2 per ticket. The "Powerball multiplier" adds $1 to the ticket price, but could increase the size of any non-grand prize amount. Friday's MegaMillions jackpot is "only" $41 million. A portion of the ticket sales are used for education funding in Georgia, including the HOPE Scholarship. The Georgia Lottery for Education Act requires that proceeds be used to fund: With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, will …