POWERBALL Jackpot Swells To $333 Million Ahead of Saturday Night’s Drawing
By Space Coast Daily // July 16, 2016
13,000 authorized Lottery retailers
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The POWERBALL® jackpot has swelled to an estimated $333 million for Saturday night’s draw; the largest in the nation.
In addition to the large POWERBALL jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes from $4 to $2 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations.
The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 19 times since the May 11, 2016, drawing and has generated more than $28 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
‘The Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue for education and jackpots like these help us achieve this,” said Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
“Earlier this month, the Lottery announced more than $1.6 billion in education transfers for fiscal year 2015-16; a new annual record, and more than $30 billion in total transfers since opening its doors in 1988 – we couldn’t have done it without strong player support, our valued retail partners, and the Lottery’s dedicated employees,” said Secretary Delacenserie.
As a reminder, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place.
Players should also check their tickets carefully because even if they don’t win the jackpot, they can still win cash prizes of up $2 million.
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 $237 million.
Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.
Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 authorized Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida?s newest multi-millionaire.
The Florida Lottery would like to remind all players to please play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Lottery products, players must be 18 years of age or older to purchase POWERBALL tickets.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Wednesday, July 13, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET 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.
Florida Lottery game drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state.