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Powerball jackpot reaches colossal $425M for Wednesday

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ATLANTA – Brisk sales have pushed the Powerball jackpot to $425 million, up from $400 million, for Wednesday’s drawing, Georgia Lottery officials announced today.

The $425 million jackpot is the third largest jackpot in the game’s history.

Saturday’s Powerball drawing delivered hefty prizes to players across Georgia, including two $1 million prizes.

The lucky tickets worth $1 million were purchased in Douglasville and Milton. Those tickets matched the first five winning numbers from the Aug. 3 drawing. One Georgia Lottery player also won a $10,000 prize. The winning ticket was purchased in Marietta.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 3 Powerball drawing were: 21-24-36-42-45 and the Powerball was 15.

Powerball has grown since June 26 and has rolled 12 times.

Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $425 million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $244 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prize winnings.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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