Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $306 Million Ahead of Saturday’s Drawing

By  //  May 18, 2018

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Drawing At 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday

The jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL® drawing has climbed to an estimated $306 million; the largest in the nation.

TALLHASSEE, FLORIDA – The jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL® drawing has climbed to an estimated $306 million; the largest in the nation.

The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 17 times since the March 21, 2018, drawing, generating more than $21.1 million in contributions to the state?s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.

In addition to the jackpot, players have eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The integrity of all games is of utmost importance to the Florida Lottery; players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place.

Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire. The Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 years or older to play.

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, May 19, 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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