Wednesday’s $650M Powerball Jackpot 2nd Largest in Powerball History
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
There were no jackpot winners in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has surged to an estimated $650 million to a single annuity winner – the second largest jackpot in Powerball history.
The jackpot began rolling June 14 and has rolled 20 times.
Four winning tickets worth $50,000 each were sold in Georgia for Saturday’s drawing. The winning tickets were sold in Augusta, Dillard, Rome and online at www.mygalottery.com. Additionally, over 159,000 players in Georgia won more than $868,000 in prizes Saturday.
Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $650 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $411 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.