• High-flying Powerball jackpot grows to $186M for Saturday


    ATLANTA - Powerball keeps rolling with a sturdy $186 million jackpot to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing.


    The jackpot began rolling Sept. 21 and has rolled eight times.


    Three winning Powerball tickets worth $10,000 were sold in Cartersville, Columbus and Richmond Hill from the Oct. 16 drawing.


    Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $186 million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $106 million.


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


    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 $14.8 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 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


    Draw Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

    Estimated Jackpot Amount: $186 million

    Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments

    Cash Option Amount: Approximately $106 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: Sept. 21, 2013

    Number of Rolls: 8

    Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Sept. 18, 2013 - $399 million (South Carolina winner)

    #1 Powerball Jackpot: May 18, 2013 - $590.5 million jackpot (Florida winner)


    For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

    www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com and www.powerball.com

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