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Where Can I Buy A Lottery Ticket for the $500 Million Jackpot?

Powerball Jackpot has reached an estimated $500 million. The Georgia Lottery says it's the largest jackpot in the game's history.

Who wants to be a $500 millionaire? 

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $500 million, a record-breaking figure for the multi-state lottery game, according to the Georgia Lottery.

WHERE TO PLAY POWERBALL: Click here for a list of Powerball retailers in Dunwoody.

“The Powerball jackpot has soared to a record amount, which is exciting for players and important for the educational programs we fund,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Debbie D. Alford in a press release.

Wednesday’s jackpot has grown to a record pot because no one has matched the winning numbers in 15 straight drawings. The numbers for Saturday’s $325 million drawing were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34.

Powerball is played in 42 states.

The $500 million Powerball jackpot is the second largest in Georgia Lottery history behind the historic world record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March.

Lottery tickets are $2. If you're luck enough to win, Powerball offers two payment options: the $500 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $327 million.

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

  • Draw Date: Nov. 28, 2012
  • Estimated Jackpot Amount: $500 million
  • Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
    Cash Option Amount: Approximately $327 million
  • Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
  • Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
  • Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
  • Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
  • Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Oct. 6, 2012
  • Number of Rolls: 15
  • Last Winning Powerball Jackpot Ticket: Oct. 3, 2012 – $50 million jackpot (Delaware winner)
  • #1 Powerball Jackpot: Nov. 28, 2012 – $500 million jackpot (Current jackpot)
  • Previous Powerball Record Jackpot: Feb. 18, 2006 – $365 million (Nebraska winner)
  • #1 Georgia Lottery Jackpot: March 30, 2012 – $656 million Mega Millions jackpot (Maryland, Illinois, Kansas winners)


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