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Powerball jackpot hits $173M; Georgia players gain large prizes
Powerball jackpot hits $173M; Georgia players gain large prizes

ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot is surging, reaching a nifty $173 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing. The excitement is growing statewide as Georgia players win large prizes, and the jackpot continues to roll.

The Powerball jackpot has grown since April 26 and has rolled 10 times.

A ticket worth $1 million was sold at Shell Food Mart in Douglasville from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. Two additional tickets worth $10,000 were sold in Flowery Branch and Hapeville.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $173 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $102 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.