Powerball jackpot hits $247 million - FOX 32 News Chicago

Powerball jackpot hits $247 million

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One lucky person could win almost a quarter of a million dollars during Saturday's drawing.

The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $247 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot has rolled about twelve times since December 28.

According to a release from the Georgia Lottery, Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $247 million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $142 million.

Tickets cost $2 per play. Proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.


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