Special to the Journal
ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Lottery players can pick up a Powerball jackpot prize packed with $151 million to a single annuity winner for Wednesday’s drawing. No one matched all six winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
The excitement is spreading across Georgia.
Two Georgia Lottery players won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky tickets were purchased at Douglasville Food Mart in Douglasville and BP Gas in LaGrange.
Powerball offers two payment options: the $151 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $95 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.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14 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 1.4 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: Jan. 30, 2013
Estimated Jackpot Amount: $151 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $95 million
Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Dec. 29, 2012
Number of Rolls: 8
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Dec. 26, 2012 – $50 million jackpot (Florida winner)
#1 Powerball Jackpot: Nov. 28, 2012 – $588 million jackpot (Arizona and Missouri winners)