DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Some $550 million is up for grabs Wednesday night as people across the country and here in Georgia rush to their local convenience store to buy what they hope is a winning Powerball ticket.
This comes just one night after no one won the Mega Millions jackpot, which has since been raised to $750 million.
Here are Wednesday’s winning numbers: 49-4-23-25-19 and the Powerball is 14.
Reid Edelstein said he already knows how he’ll spend the cash if he wins Wednesday’s massive jackpot.
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“Something fun, outdoorsy. I’ll probably buy a boat,” he told Channel 2′s Audrey Washington.
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The big question on many people’s minds if they were to win: do you take the lump sum or an annuity?
The lump sum from Wednesday’s jackpot is $411.4 Million. The annuity option allows the jackpot to be paid out across 30 years.
“I may do where they pay you every year because I’m young and I don’t want as much taken out in taxes,” said lotto player Sam Berg.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever was in Jan. 13, 2016, in which three winning tickets were sold: one in Tennessee, one in Florida and one in California.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
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