Powerball Jackpot Rises To $247 Million Ahead of Saturday’s Drawing

By  //  August 10, 2018

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rolled 14 times since the June 20, 2018

The jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL drawing has reached an estimated $247 million; the largest in the nation.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL drawing has reached an estimated $247 million; the largest in the nation.

The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 14 times since the June 20, 2018, jackpot was won, generating more than $17.2 million in contributions to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).

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. 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.

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.

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.

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