Georgia Lottery officials say it's the largest jackpot in the game's history.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In this article: Who doesn't want to be $500 million richer? The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $500 million, a record-breaking figure for the multi-state lottery game, according to the Georgia Lottery. “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. “Georgia Lottery players have a chance to win big, and the students of Georgia certainly win big with every ticket purchased.” The Georgia Lottery offers a website tool to find the closest lottery retailer to your address. Wednesday’s jackpot has grown to a record pot because no one has matched …
The chances of winning are so slim you're more likely to get hit by lightning.
Lottery officials report record sales as the Mega Millions jackpot has risen well above a half billion dollars, now at $640 million. (The cash option was "only" $462 million. Expect the feds to try to take about half of that in taxes. Can you settle for $230 million?) There hasn't been a jackpot winner since Jan. 24, and the prize has been growing ever since. The odds of winning the jackpot are the same: approximately one in 176 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40. Those are the odds, but does it hurt to dream? Some people apparently are serious when they say the lottery is their investment plan–I'm only joking when I say it's my retirement fund. Georgi has been called the state with the …