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Powerball Jackpot Soars to $257 Million

Will someone win Wednesday night's drawing?

The Powerball jackpot has soared to $257 million. Credit: Powerball website
The Powerball jackpot has soared to $257 million. Credit: Powerball website

The Powerball lottery has soared to new heights once again, hitting $257 million with no winners in recent weeks. The next drawing is tonight (Wednesday). Will there be a lucky winner from Georgia?

You can purchase a Powerball ticket for $2 at your local grocery store or gas station. The estimated cash value of the $257 million Powerball is $151 million.

Here's more info from the Georgia Lottery about the game:

  • Choose your own numbers on a playslip. Select five different numbers from 1 through 59; then select one Powerball number from 1 through 35.
  • Or you can play Easy Pick and let the computer choose your numbers.
  • You can also use a combination of these play methods - pick some of your favorite numbers, and let the computer fill in the rest.
  • Powerball draws are held Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m.
  • All prizes, except the jackpot, are fixed dollar amounts. The jackpot total is dependent on the amount of money in the draw's total prize pool.

Not sure where to purchase a ticket? You can find a place to play here. A portion of lottery ticket sales help fund Georgia public schools. To date, more than $8 billion in lottery proceeds has been given to more than 1.6 million HOPE Scholarship recipients.

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