Powerball® Jackpot Reaches $415 Million!

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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTVY) The POWERBALL® jackpot has rolled 18 times since the March 5 drawing, resulting in an estimated $415 million jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing. The jackpot prize cash option value is $269.7 million.

“Saturday night’s POWERBALL jackpot could make a lucky winner’s dreams come true, as well as the dreams of Florida students, by allowing the Lottery to generate over $30 million in revenue for education,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.

In addition to the large POWERBALL jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes from $4 up to $2 million by matching any of the non-jackpot winning combinations. There have been more than 1.3 million Florida POWERBALL winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $14 million in prizes.

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 would like to remind all players to please play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday 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 at 10:59 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, exceeding more than $3.5 billion in sales, yielding $1.4 billion in education funding to date. Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation with more than 65 million winning tickets totaling more than $2 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners.

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than 725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

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