POWERBALL® Jackpot Grows To $359 Million Ahead of Wednesday Night’s Drawing

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Nation's Highest Current Jackpot

With bigger payouts typically drawing more players, the multi-state Powerball lottery game is increasing the odds to win jackpots. (Florida Lottery image)

The POWERBALL® jackpot has grown to an estimated $359 million for Wednesday night’s draw; the largest in the nation. (Florida Lottery image)

The POWERBALL® jackpot has grown to an estimated $359 million for Wednesday 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 17 times since the September 21, 2016, drawing and has generated more than $26.5 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

“Each POWERBALL rollover adds an extra dose of excitement for players across the state,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “The increase of sales also gives an extra boost to our contributions to education, which is a win for everyone.”

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 $219.6 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

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.

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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, November 23, 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.


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