POWERBALL Jackpot Reaches $400 Million, Currently Largest Jackpot In the Nation

By  //  January 5, 2016

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next drawing set for wednesday at 10:59 p.m.

The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 17 times, since the November 7 drawing, resulting in an estimated $400 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing. (Florida Lottery image)

The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 17 times, since the November 7 drawing, resulting in an estimated $400 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing. (Florida Lottery image)

The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 17 times, since the November 7 drawing, resulting in an estimated $400 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing.

In addition to the large POWERBALL jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes from $4 up to $2 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations.

There have been more than one million Florida POWERBALL winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $9 million in prizes.

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Tom Delacenserie

“We would love for Wednesday’s drawing to result in Florida’s 205th POWERBALL millionaire,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.

“We already know that this series of POWERBALL jackpot rollovers is a win for education, with more than $24 million in revenue generated for Florida students and schools.”

Jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the draw to receive the cash option of an estimated $244.8 million.

Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

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Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire.

Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday to be eligible for this drawing.

National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 


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